Office Location

MCC-Penn Valley      
Francis Institute      
3201 Southwest Trafficway   
Kansas City, MO 64111      

Phone:              816.604.4700
Fax:                816.759.4527


Early Childhood Training

The Francis Institute for Child & Youth Development in conjunction with Metropolitan Community College offer internationally recognized continuing education units (CEUs) for professional development training to early childhood practitioners, directors and family child care providers. All professional development is designed to meet the International Association for Continuing Education and Training standards (IACET). The Francis Institute for Child & Youth Development is authorized to issue CEU's on training certificates by abiding the strict compliance to the standards and requirements.

Additionally, training is customized to meet Child Development Associate (CDA) certification training hours and Bi-State Core Competencies at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. All training offered is highly interactive and delivered via face-to-face opportunities on the campus of Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley or at Wonderscope.

Saturday Early Childhood Training

  • September 14, 2013
    "Learning to Look, Looking to Learn" Deitra Nealy-Shane
  • October 10, 2013
    "Positive Behavioral Supports" Cindy TrupkaCANCELLED
  • November 9, 2013
    "Is Your Science Area a Museum or a Lively Laboratory?" Annette Farrell
  • January 11, 2014
    "Promoting Family Literacy" Rose Munoz
  • February 20, 2014
    "Exercise and Music" Lisa Boggess
  • March 1, 2014
    "Tough Conversations: Settling Situations Successfully" Joy Humbarger
  • April 18, 2014
    "How Does Your Garden Grow?" Deitra Nealy-Shane

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Last Modified: 11/10/13