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Babysitting Bootcamp

Training Time Visit for the Spring Class Schedule
Trainer Lori Becker of Second Wind CPR and Health Safety
Locations Daytona Beach, Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach and Ormond Beach
Do you know a teenager who has a Babysitting Business?

This training includes everything a teenager needs to know to get started, including:

-Safety and Injury Prevention

-Leadership skills

-Strategies to build confidence when responding to conflict

-Tips on age-appropriate ply and staying involved

-Basic caregiving skills

-Feeding, burping, diapering and safe sleep practices

This training includes a two year CPR certification.

Cost:  $50.00 Class limited to 10 students so call or email today to reserve your slot!


Low-Cost Child Care Training – Online Courses

Training Time At your convenience!
Sponsor Child Care Lounge
Location Online
These trainings are designed for both novice and experienced providers who care for young children. Quality child care programs recognize that quality early learning requires so much more than just custodial care. These online lessons will help you develop a plan for the care and education of young children.

Example Learning Objectives:

  • Identify how young children learn best
  • Choose age appropriate activities for young children
  • Give examples on how to make routines valuable interaction and learning experiences for young children
  • Identify the importance of care giving
  • Demonstrate an awareness of children’s needs
  • Identify the importance of constant supervision of young children

Low-Cost Training of only $4 per clock hour!  A certificate will be sent to you via email upon completion.

For more information and to register, visit the link below:

1 Hour Webinars for Early Childhood Educators

Training Time 2:00 PM or watch the recording at your convenience
Sponsor Early Childhood Investigations
Location Online ~ 1.5 hour Webinars
All webinars are 1.5 hours long and are recorded.  As long as you register, you will receive a link to view the recording on  your own time!

Must be present online to win a DOOR PRIZE!

Participants will receive a certificate of completion.

For more information about each webinar and to register click here.

Infant & Toddler Child Care Training Courses

Training Time At your convenience!
Sponsor Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Texas Department of Family & Protective Services
Location Online ~ 1 to 2 hour Webinars
Do you work with Infants and Toddlers or have teachers that do?  This online learning opportunity is fantastic!  The online courses listed below are designed for child care professionals who care for infants and toddlers.  There are 9 courses (15 clock hours) available, covering a variety of infant and toddler topics.  These courses can be completed at any time and are free of charge once you have created a free account.

  • Brain Development, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and Abusive Head Trauma: Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Introduction to Infant and Toddler Social Emotional Development
  • Routines and Environments that Support Social Emotional Development in Infants and Toddlers
  • Understanding Infant and Toddler Development
  • Responding to Challenging Infant Toddler Behavior

All online webinars are FREE and can be accessed on your own time!  Participants will receive a certificate of completion.  For a complete list of available webinars, and to register click here.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Expert Webinars

Training Time Various Dates and Times
Sponsor ADDitude Living well with Attention Deficit
Location Online ~ FREE ~
ADDitude’s ADHD Expert Webinars address topics that will help you better manager symptoms, your family, your classroom, and your life.  They are hosted by top experts in the field, all of who are contributors to ADDitude magazine and it’s website.  For online ADHD resources, and to register for webinars on ADHD click here.


Training Time Available to you at any time!
Sponsor Save the Children
Location Online ~ 3 hour comprehensive course
Developed by leading national experts, Save the Children’s Child Care Emergency Preparedness Training helps child care providers like you develop the best plans to prepare for the worst, while catering to the specific needs of your prorgam.  Through the comprehensive online course, you will learn how to: Identify hazards and risks at your child care site. Create a written emergency plan. Communicate, practice and update your plan regularly. All participants recieve: 3-hour expert guided training Participant Workbook Participant Manual Convenience of self-paced modules Access to additional resources Certificate of Completion SAVE NOW by entering promo code CAREPREPARED at checkout to receive a 20% discount!  Cost is $35.00. To learn more and register,  email and click here.  You will be prompted to register as a user upon requesting the course, and at checkout, can enter the code: ‘Sandy’ This will cover 100% of the cost of the training. It is only valid for Child Care Emergency Preparedness Online Training.

KidVision VPK Online Training

Training Time Available at any time!
Sponsor KidVision
Location Online
Put on your thinking caps and your virtual walking shoes. Get ready for an exciting learning adventure! KidVision VPK makes learning Florida’s Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Education Standards lively and fun for teachers and their students. Our interesting virtual field trips around the community establish meaningful learning opportunities that are extended into the classroom through hands-on lesson plans and student assessments.  The goal of KidVision VPK is to help teachers understand and teach the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Education Standards. Each unit will help you build toward the whole of the VPK Standards. Each unit completed is worth 1 in-service hour training and/or 0.1 CEU.  To register, visit DISCLAIMER: THIS IS A SUPPLEMENT TO, NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR, THE DOE VOLUNTARY PREKINDERGARTEN EDUCATION STANDARDS TRAINING.  To register for a DOE Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Standards training near you, click here.

Professional Development Opportunities for Early Childhood Educators

Training Time Various 9 week sessions on many different child development topics.
Sponsor Center for Early Education and Development (CEED)
Location Online
Topics include; infant mental health, prenatal development and it’s influence on child development, preschoolers exploring their world, working with parents, and more.  Earn a Continuing Education Certificate with 24 clock hours of training For more information and to register for the next session, click here.

First Aid and CPR Training

Training Time Various Dates and Times
Sponsor Red Cross
Location Various Locations
For First Aid and CPR training visit the Red Cross website by clicking here.


Training Time Call to arrange for Lori to come to your location!
Trainer Lori Becker of Second Wind CPR Health and Safety, retired fire lieutenant/paramedic
Location Call for locations or to have Lori come to your childcare program!
Second Wind CPR Health and Safety CPR classes– Cost of the class starts at $38.00. CPR certification is good for 2 years.  Second Wind CPR Health and Safety Fire Extinguisher Training will help ensure that your employees have the confidence and skills necessary to take action should a fire occur at your facility. The fire extinguisher training program includes:

  • Overview of the fire protection equipment installed in your facility
  • Review of proper procedures and fire evacuation routes
  • Emergency preparedness training
  • Alertness to fire hazards
  • Review of the types of fire extinguishers and their proper use
  • Identification of the classes of fires and how each is fought

Two Types of Classes:

  1. Come to your facility and train up to 15 employees on evacuation and complete OSHA Fire protection equipment standards.
  2. Train the trainer for supervisors. Taught at a provider’s location. Minimum of 5 to a class. $50.00 per student preregistration required. Network with other providers to sign up for this important class today!

To see the complete training schedule visit

For more information, and to register for any class contact Lori at 386-299-4425 or email her at

The Devereux Center for Resilient Children Professional Development Opportunities

Training Time 1:00PM to 2:00PM on Various Dates
Sponsor The Devereux Early Childhood Initiative
Location Online 1 hour webinars ~ All webinars are archived for you to listen to them at any time!
Free webinars!  These professional development opportunities are open to people interested in learning more about building resilience in Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers, and School-age children.  New topics are added monthly.  For more information and to register click here.


Training Time Available to come to your childcare program at any time!
Sponsor Compassionate Classrooms and There Is A Better Way Inc.
Location Your childcare center!
It is easy to bring a speaker to your school for training in Positive Discipline and Creating Compassionate Classroom – just contact Kevin at 407-575-8724 or 1-888-727-1115 (toll free) or email Kevin at We will work with all schools and districts to meet your budgetary needs. Call for ideas on how to work a speaker into your budget! To learn more, purchase materials, and for a list of scheduled training dates and locations, click here.

FREE Online Courses with over 750 Lessons Available!

Training Time Various Dates and Times
Sponsor Goodwill Community Foundation
Location Online
Our online classes offer you the opportunity to learn on your own time and at your own pace. All of our classes are completely free and will earn you accredited Continuing Education Units and a Certificate of Completion! Over 750 FREE lessons on all subject matters including COMPUTER BASICS!  Start immediately! For more information and to register, click here.

Grant Writing Training

Training Time Various Dates and Times
Sponsor ed2go and Daytona State College
Location Online
ed2go is committed to providing high-quality online e-learning solutions that are affordable and easy to use.  In partnership with local colleges and universities, ed2go has served over one million satisfied adult learners.  ed2go offers several different affordable online classes, including those on how to become a successful grant writer.  The cost of the course is $95.00.  The course format is: Led by an expert instructor with interactive discussion areas. New sessions begin monthly, are 6 weeks long, with 12 lessons 24/7 learning Open to anyone! The following are just a few of the online classes offered by ed2go through Daytona State College: A to Z Grant Proposal Writing, Writing Effective Grant Proposals, Advanced Grant Writing Becoming a Grant Writing Consultant For more information, and to register click here.

Child Care Aware Training Academy

Training Time Various Dates and Times
Sponsor Gold Award Winner 2013
Location Online
If you have not yet met your annual training requirements, or if you are just ready to advance your career, now is the time to act. The Training Academy’s CDA training course satisfies the 120 hour training requirement of the CDA application process and is specifically designed for teachers working in centers or in family-based settings. Other course offerings include:

  • Preventing and Responding to Infectious Diseases
  • Administration of Medication to Young Children
  • Managing a Home-Based Child Care Business
  • Bullying: Identification and Prevention
  • Positive Solutions for Challenging Behaviors

Continuing education units and clock hours are awarded for completion of any of our 300 online classes. Enroll today by visiting us online, or by calling our toll-free customer support line at 1-800-261-6248