Caregivers and daycare providers can join MSU Extension for a quick hour of training on important child development topics. Training credits are available.

Are you a caregiver looking for training hours but don’t have time to go to evening courses? Join Michigan State University (MSU) Extension’s Rest Time Refreshers or Evening Energizers for a quick hour of training during nap time or after pick-up!  Connect through your computer and learn about a variety of topics!  Sessions will last 45 minutes with 15 minutes for questions and answers. Participants that attend and actively participate will receive a certificate of completion for one training hour emailed directly to them afterwards. Sessions are $5 per person.

Topics include: The Purpose of Play, RELAX: Alternatives to Anger - Parents and Caregivers, Supporting Military Families in Early Childhood, More than 1,2,3 - Math and Early Childhood, Discipline and Children,  Raising Young Readers, Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Science for Young Children, What Children Need to Know to Start School, ABCs of Early Literacy, Settting the Stage: Promoting Social Emotional Health in Young Children and more.

All sessions are from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. or 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. online unless otherwise indicated. Pre-registration & payment is required! To register or learn more about when classes are offered, visit the events page (to the right) or visit the ANR Communications Events Management system and search by “Early Childhood Development.”

To find an Early Childhood Educator near you visit MSU Extension.

Check out MSU Extension's video based resources on the MSU Extension Early Childhood YouTube channel. Topics of videos include: friendship skills, communication, developing independence, cooperation, misbehavior, early literacy, sibling relationships and much more. New video topics are added freqently!


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