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Better Kid Care's on Demand Distance Education system provides professional development online anytime you are ready to learn!

Out-of-school-time leaders can have a unique impact on the science, technology, engineering, and math skills of school-age youth. Click2Science is a series of twenty (in English and Spanish) Skills to Make STEM Click and professional development materials designed to help front line staff facilitate STEM experiences.

One of the biggest challenges of programming is how to effectively keep youth engaged and supported in a group setting. One or two youth who aren't following the rules or don't want to participate in an activity can change your plans for the afternoon. Learn about positive guidance and how to use it as an important tool for making sure that all youth can benefit from your program.

Healthy Kids, Healthy Future modules were developed in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and provide practical strategies for implementing best practices in early childhood settings for promoting healthy weight in young children.

10 online modules to support PYD practices based on the National Afterschool Association’s Core Knowledge and Competencies for Afterschool and Youth Development Professionals. 20 hours of professional development, available anytime, anywhere.

This lesson focuses on what you can do to build positive relationships with all children – even the ones who challenge you. Learn about temperament traits and how to use them as a tool to help you understand behavior and develop ideas to meet the needs and interests of children and youth.

Administrators of school age programs can build a community atmosphere that encourages positive peer interactions and discourages bullying. 

Look at the factors that contribute to the use of expulsion and suspension. 

This lesson explores service learning for school age children and youth. Learn what service learning is and how it differs from community service. How can you implement service learning in your school age environment? Discover a variety of usable ideas for service learning activities to use with the children and youth in your care.

This lesson examines the benefits of developing community partnerships to start and maintain quality out-of-school time programs. This lesson provides ideas and strategies to assist providers in identifying and building supportive community partnerships that allow programs to maximize resources that can benefit children, families, the program and the community.

This 7-hour module presents the OSNAP model to assess a program’s physical activity and nutrition environment, identify areas for improvement, build communication for healthy messaging, set goals for change, re-evaluate environments, and celebrate successes.

What is Idaho Parents Unlimited?

Founded in 1985, Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc. (IPUL) is a statewide organization which houses the Idaho Parent Training and Information Center, the Family to Family Health Information Center, Idaho Family Voices and IPUL Arts.

IPUL Education: The Parent Training and Information Center ensures that parents of children with disabilities receive training and information on their rights, responsibilities, and protections under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in order to develop the skills necessary to cooperatively and effectively participate in planning and decision making relating to early intervention, educational, and transitional services.

IPUL Health: As the State Family Voices Affiliate and the Family to Family Health Information Center, IPUL assists families in making informed choices about health care; provides training, information, and resources to families of children with special health care needs.

IPUL Arts: Artist in Residence Program and Work of Art.  IPUL empowers and engages people with disabilities in the creative process through opportunities which are fully inclusive, educational. and participatory. IPUL Arts connects teaching artists with students both with and without disabilities in Idaho schools and community centers through our Creative Access Artist in Residence program ensuring children and youth have access to high-quality arts education. IPUL Arts also houses the Work of Art program in partnership with the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to provide pre-employment skills to youth with disabilities through a unique and collaborative design thinking process.

Idaho Parents Unlimited's programs fulfill a mission to educate, empower, support and advocate for individuals with disabilities and their families.

Challenge yourself to teach about the world in innovative and interdisciplinary ways. You will collaborate with inspiring educators as you generate activities centered around real-world issues and implement them with your students. You will also apply the National Geographic Learning Framework, a standards-aligned tool designed to foster an explorer’s mindset. During the course, you will contribute to discussions, write reflections, and develop a multimedia capstone project.

Follow National Geographic Explorers in the Sea to Source and Mount Everest Expeditions as they carefully collect data to track plastic pollution in the Ganges River and document climate change in Mount Everest. Hone your skills in guiding your students to design and select data collection methods that explore problems in their communities.

Can people from small fishing villages help protect oceans? Are cattle ranchers the key to saving the Florida panther? What can national park rangers do to improve girls’ education in Mozambique? National Geographic Explorers ask questions, collect data, and create stories that inspire others to take action. Bring these skills to your classroom with the National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Process.

Maps can inspire us and inform us. They help us see the world in a new way. Join National Geographic Explorers and cartographers to learn how your students can understand and create powerful maps in any classroom.

Follow National Geographic Explorers to the treetops of the rain forests, the reefs of Mexico, the glaciers of Iceland, and the shores of the Chesapeake Bay as they find solutions to global climate change. Practice innovative ways to visualize the changing climate with your students as we all seek a planet in balance.

Curiosity and compassion drive National Geographic Explorers to the ends of Earth as they seek solutions to our trickiest problems. Empower your students to take action in their own communities as they meet curriculum goals.

IdahoSTARS Training

IdahoSTARS approved training can support providers as they increase their knowledge and stay current on best practices in the field of early care and education. All providers wanting to take IdahoSTARS training will need to create an account in the RISE system. Please see below for more information regarding RISE. 

This training was designed for professionals working in fields which interact with child care, to provide an overview of child development as a lens for recognizing quality child care environments.

Sleep is something that all humans do. In this training, participants will examine sleep in the child care setting through a developmental, biological, environmental, and cultural lens.

This training was designed for professionals working in fields which interact with child care, to provide an overview of child development as a lens for recognizing quality child care environments.

Google for Education

Learning never stops!

Dedicated educators are lifelong learners. With that in mind, Google has designed free, online training for the classroom that helps educators do what they do best, even better.

Guided training paths just for educators Whether you're here to learn one new thing or to start the path to Google mastery, we've got you covered. The teacher center has content to meet you where you are and get you where you want to be.

Stewards of Children

Stewards of Children is a prevention training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for organizations that serve youth and for individuals concerned about the safety of children. It is the only nationally distributed, evidence based program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors.

The training is two hours, costs $3, and contains a mix of survivor stories, expert advice, and practical guidance for prevention of child sexual abuse. Child sexual abuse is a tough topic. Some of the survivor stories may affect you in a personal way. These stories reflect the personal experiences of actual survivors. These are the experiences children face when they are sexually abused, thus Darkness to Light choose to include them.

Afterschool Nuggets with UAN: Professional Learning To-Go

Join us for a new series of on-the-go trainings from UAN's Out-of-School Time Specialists, or as we like to call them, Afterschool Nuggets. These free, virtual trainings will take place via Zoom, recorded in real-time, and be archived for easy access. Certificates of Attendance are available for each Afterschool Nugget to attendees who complete the entire training. Grab a snack and get comfy, because this professional learning opportunity is coming to YOU.

Project WET Online Training!

Project WET has updated their basic online training, and is offering it and the 600-page Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0 book for $40.00 (includes shipping); that’s the same as the in-person workshop price. But this way, you can complete it on your couch in your pajamas. Project WET (Water Education Today) offers award-winning, standards-aligned environmental education curriculum for formal and informal educators.

Email Cindy

Email Cindy Busche for the "Access Code":


Register for the training using the access code I provide to you and this link: The cost is $40 and includes the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0 book.

* During the training you will learn to navigate the vast resources Project WET provides. You will be asked to complete three Project WET lessons and teach (or plan) a lesson yourself before you will be given your Guide 2.0.
* Since we can’t actually practice these activities in person, you and I will set up a teleconference so that we can have an informal, information-rich conversation about how to teach using these activities, how to localize them, and other pro-tips.
* Once you complete all that, I will give you a specific Guide Completion Code. This will unlock the rest of the course, and will automatically prompt Project WET to send you the 600-page Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0 book. Once you receive the book, you can complete the online course. You will then be a certified Project WET instructor!

E-Curriculum + Self-Paced Online Training for Educators

PLT currently has six online trainings with e-curriculum for educators to teach youth about the natural world and sustainability. Our curriculum, included with each online workshop, is designed for adults (teachers and other educators) to access and use for their lesson planning.

Use code EARTHDAY50

The prices below reflect a 50% discount, available through the month of April.

Explore 2020 Webinars The events of 2020 have left the child care community reeling. ChildCare Aware webinars are for child care providers and systems-leaders to examine what others are doing and how they are responding to the pandemic and beyond.

Learn how the presidential election will impact future generations and how we can continue to advocate for quality child care.

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) can help ensure that children are fed healthy meals and snacks and that child care businesses remain financially sustainable during and beyond COVID-19.

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