What is Growing Futures?
North Dakota Growing Futures is the central resource for early childhood educators, trainers, and programs that are intended for young children and their families in North Dakota. One of the key tools that Growing Futures is now using, is a practitioner registry. The Growing Futures Registry provides a number of key benefits from increasing the number of high-quality early childcare education programs to tracking knowledge, and also raise the status of early care and education.
On the Growing Futures Registry, a wide variety of childcare training listings are provided. The Growing Futures Registry manages all of your trainings and keep the records all in one place. The system allows you to locate training by a specific trainer or by specific keywords. Trainings listed on the Growing Futures Registry are all face-to-face trainings.
North Dakota Childcare Training Tools
While there are many great tools available to childcare professionals, here’s two that we’ve found to be very useful.
‘Search For Training’ tab in the Growing Futures Registry allows users to search for trainings and trainers. Users can look through the training calendar or the course catalog to find trainings interesting to them. Users can also search by location, date, event ID, or subject if they know a specific area that they are interested in. If a user is interested in a particular trainer, they can search using the Trainer Directory. Users can narrow the search by selecting expertise areas, language, competencies, and so much more.
Saved Events allows users to find events they are interested in and save them in a specific area. If you walk away from the computer, see one that’s interesting but do not need hours currently, or want to keep looking, the Saved Events tool can become very handy.
How many annual clock hours of training do North Dakota childcare providers need?
According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services Minimum Preservice Qualifications and Annual Ongoing Training Hours for Center Teaching Roles in 2011, early childhood professionals in North Dakota are required to complete thirteen (13) hours of professional development training each year.