• The Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale (FCCERS-R) is a nationally recognized scale that assesses the quality of family child care programs. In this 4-part series participants will learn about the FCCERS-R and how to use it for self-assessment. Participants will evaluate their own program and begin to create an action plan to make quality changes in their home child care environment. Each registered participant MUST attend all 4 online live sessions and complete all class assignments. If you miss an online live session you have dropped the course and must retake the entire series. Home child care providers can earn points on the Iowa Quality Rating System (QRS) by attending this series. CEU credit is available for an additional fee.
  • This training is intended to provide professional development opportunities for employees of Maternal and Child Health agencies. They are introductory in nature. Additional training specific to your work environment and work practices will be necessary to develop a comprehensive understanding of the program you work under.

  • This training introduces the "New Staff Orientation" program to child care center directors and trains them to deliver the curriculum on-site with center staff.

  • These trainings are intended to provide professional development opportunities for those working with children and families in Early ACCESS. They are introductory in nature. Additional training specific to your work environment and work practices will be necessary to develop a comprehensive understanding of the program you work under.
  • These training modules are intended for staff of Child Health Agencies that receive funds for 1st Five. It is recommended that 1st Five Program Coordinators review the courses on this site.
  • The purpose of this course is to introduce you to The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. The ACE Study was designed to examine the starting point of many of our nation’s leading health and social problems. As a result of participating in this training, we hope that you will begin to connect this information to your own work in the community and to see the world around you through an ACE lens. The course will also examine the history of child abuse and neglect in this country, as well as explore an exciting new direction: the prevention of child abuse and neglect as a community initiative.