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Training Opportunities

CLASS™: An observation tool that focuses on the effectiveness of classroom interactions among teachers and children.

Coaching: Professionals are trained to support their peers.

Nebraska Early Childhood Pyramid Model for Supporting Social / Emotional Competence (EC-PBIS): Provides resources for implementation of early childhood positive behavior based on the Teaching Pyramid model.

Early Intervention Implementation: Training on services for children with disabilities and state and federal mandates. Contact Linda Bray to set up training.

Early Learning Guidelines: A training series that supports the learning of young children in seven developmental areas.

Environment Rating Scales: A series of workshops related to program quality and language and literacy environments, as well as establishing a cadre of skilled observers who have achieved inter-rater reliability.

First Connections is a multifaceted, comprehensive telecommunications project offering education about infants and toddlers to teachers, caregivers, and parents across the state of Nebraska and beyond.

Getting Down to Business: This four-part series focuses on operating a family child care business.

Inclusive Care/Natural Environments: Training and coaching to support and include children with disabilities in natural and typical early childhood settings. Contact Emily Nash to set up training.

Management Training: A 12-part series that addresses the business and management of child care.

Nature Education: Resources and workshops to promote children’s connection to nature.

Nebraska Early Childhood Coach Training This training is required to contract for all EC coaching initiatives across Nebraska. It will focus on the components of coaching – context, observation, joint planning, action, reflection, and feedback. It is the foundational training for those interested in providing coaching in early childhood settings.

Nebraska Home Visiting Core Practices and Principles: An online training consisting of seven core modules for working with families in the home.

Project PARA: Project PARA is a web-based training program for paraeducators to assist them in developing core knowledge and skills needed for effectively reinforcing classroom instruction. Completing the Nebraska Rule 11/Early Childhood units will earn participants three credit hours towards the 12 hour requirement. This course is offered at no cost. For more information about Project PARA, visit the website: or contact Pete Biaggio at the NDE Office of Special Populations; ; 402-471-4308. For questions regarding registration, contact Marjorie Bisbee at  or call 402-472-1347

Read for Joy: Early language and literacy training for parents and early childhood professionals.

Results Matter-GOLD: Assesses services and measures educational outcomes of young children, birth to five, and their families.

Safe with You: This 4-hour health and safety curriculum consists of training required by state law as well as specific workshops related to health and safety.

Social-Emotional: Nebraska Pyramid Model Coach Training This training is for individuals who have completed Nebraska EC Coach training and wish to be considered for ppossible Pyramid Coach contracts with NDE or Rooted in Relationships.

SpecialCare focuses on the inclusion of children with disabilities in child care settings.

School-Age Connections: The online training is designed to assist providers in the development and implementation of school-age programming for before and after school, during non-school days, and during summer vacation. There 3 modules covering a wide range of topics, and each contains a wealth of information, interactive activities, and a review, as well as links to additional resources.

Updated February 1, 2018 12:00am