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The Child Care Council of Kentucky has partnered with United Way of the Bluegrass (UWBG) and the Bluegrass Community Foundation (BGCF) through the Coronavirus Response Fund to provide training FREE to child care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.  All on-demand online trainings and webinars are being offered at no cost while centers are mandated to be closed. UWBG and BGCF are both great community parnters who support early care and education and family engagement in the region.  We are grateful for them for making this possible.  




To access online trainings, click the button below.  Participants will be required to setup a new account on the site (if you have never used the site) before being able to enroll in classes.  We are asking that participants to limit the number of classes to no more than 2 per week during the closure.  This will allow us to get all credits entered into TRIS in a timely manner.  Our system will not limit you from taking more, we are just asking you to limit to 2 per week.  We certainly understand if you need to take more than 2 per week.  Participants will have 2 weeks to complete each class once you enroll in the course.  

All credits will be entered within 10 days of the class completion.  If you have questions about any classes or credits, please email 

Webinars will be scheduled weekly during the mandated child care closures.  Participants can access webinars from a computer, tablet or phone.  Participants will earn 1 hour of training credit for completing the webinar and completing an assessment following the webinar.  An assessment will be available immediately following each webinar and will only be accessible for 2 hours after the webinar.  Assessments will be password protected – the password to the quiz will be given during the webinar (so you must participate in the webinar to hear the password).  Participants will be required to score 80% or higher to receive credit.  Assessments can be re-taken (within the 2 hours following the webinar) if an individual doesn’t meet the 80% requirement.  Links to assessments can be found below in the webinar details.

All credits will be entered within 10 days of the webinar/assessment completion.  If you have questions about any webinars or credits, please email  

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR EACH WEBINAR.  Register at the link provided in each webinar below. 

Links to access the webinar will be provided the day before the webinar. 

Webinar Topics and Schedule

Participants will learn the basics of brain science and brain development and the impacts brain development has on behavior and learning.  Come learn the 3 states of the brain and how we must understand the brain before we can effectively understand how to appropriately understand the children we work with daily.

TRAINER:  Bradley Stevenson


⇒  ASSESSMENT (Will be available after webinar)

Research tells us that parental involvement in a child’s education is critical, but engaging parents in their child’s education can be a challenge.  This course will explore ways to engage families initially and keep them involved in the classroom.

TRAINER:  Debbie Link



Whether you are new to assessments or just want a quick refresher to reinforce your understanding, this webinar is for you.  The intended audience is teachers who work with 3-8 year olds, with an emphasis on Pre-K and K.  This webinar will describe the basic concepts and vocabulary of children and classroom-oriented assessment in today’s achievement-focused environment.  The primary focus of this webinar is the assessment of children in typical classroom settings for the purpose of supporting their development and learning.

TRAINER:  Dr. Whitney Stevenson



Apprenticeships offer a new pathway to the early care and education profession.  They are work-based learning programs that merge on-the-job training with curriculum and instruction.  States are increasingly looking to apprenticeship programs to fill labor shortages, especially in rural areas.  According to US Department of Labor statistics, for every dollar employers spend on apprenticeships, employers get back an average of $1.47 in increased productivity.  Many states provide tax incentives to employers who hire apprentices.  Come learn more about apprenticeships in this webinar. 

TRAINER:  Brenda Hagan