Enjoy dinner in your home while participating in fun, unique, and engaging ONLINE trainings.


April 11: “Mealtime Fun”(KCF: VII.C CDA: 1)

Bring your inner chef (and appetite) to explore activities, strategies, and foods to create fun mealtimes with children. Learn how setting healthy eating and table habits now will make a difference throughout their lives. We’ll discuss simple ways to make ordinary foods seem extraordinary, from the words you use to the arrangements on the plate. Discover ways to work with picky eaters and accommodate dietary restrictions. Explore and prepare many unique, fun, and inexpensive foods that are sure to become favorites with the children in your care—and you—in this online training.


April 16: “Parents & Policies: #NoProblem”(KCF: III CDA: 4)

Fostering a positive partnership with parents and having effective policies will benefit you, the parents, and the children in your care. Yes, you can have both good policies and good relationships with your families! Learn how to maintain harmony and trust in your relationships with parents and create—and enforce—excellent policies. Discover effective communication strategies for even the most challenging situations and how to proactively avoid/anticipate them. Explore activities, events, and parent conferences that empower parents to collaborate in their children’s learning. The next time a parent questions your policies or insists that fever is “just teething,” you’ll think: #NoProblem.


April 18: “No Child Left Inside”(KCF: II.D CDA: 2)

There is an alarming trend to replace children’s outdoor playtime with rigorous instruction, testing, and screen time. However, numerous studies show that children who play in nature will be healthier, happier, smarter, more connected with nature, and better able to get along with others. Children thrive in natural play environments, where they are free to explore, climb, run, connect with others, and understand nature. In this online training, we’ll discover the benefits of play in nature, ideas for natural playscapes, and fun ways to bring nature into our programs to ensure that no child is left inside.


April 25: “Group Time: Thinking Outside the Circle”(KCF: II.C CDA: 3)

Make group time fun and educational with activities and strategies that benefit every child, including ways to encourage everyone to participate. Explore many new games, songs, stories, and activities that will foster each child’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. Discover the benefits of group time, learn how to adjust times and activities based on the needs of each child, and find some helpful resources. Get ready to be amazed when the children beg you for group time.
* This training meets the annual child development/behavior guidance requirement for family child care. *


April 30: “Character Education”(KCF: II.C CDA: 3)

Discover why character education is essential for children’s development. Character education is an intentional approach to teaching children about human values and morals such as kindness, respect, responsibility, fairness, honesty, and courage. Fred Rogers said, “There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” High quality character education emphasizes human interactions, boosting children’s social, emotional, cognitive, and ethical development and creating positive and inclusive environments. Explore simple ways to incorporate character education in your program to foster their problem-solving, decision-making, and communication skills and give them skills that will last a lifetime.
* This training meets the annual child development/behavior guidance requirement for family child care. *


May 2: “Every Child is an Artist”(KCF: II.C CDA: 3)

Picasso once said, “Every child is an artist." Art offers children fun opportunities to express themselves freely and creatively, improving their overall development. Art boosts children’s self-esteem, empathy, self-regulation, cooperation, problem-solving skills, socialization, fine motor skills, love for life and learning, and so much more. Art introduces new concepts to children in non-threatening and playful ways and helps children understand the world around them. Through hands-on exploration with a variety of art materials, activities, and strategies for children of all ages and abilities, you’ll discover these benefits and leave inspired to celebrate and encourage the artists in your program.
* This training meets the annual child development/behavior guidance requirement for family child care. *


May 7: “Outdoor Activities”(KCF: II.A CDA: 2)

Brighten your days and improve children’s physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development with outdoor activities. In this fun online training, discover new games, activities, and materials that will make you and the children want to go outside, regardless of the weather. Learn simple and inexpensive ways to add imagination and enrichment to your outdoor areas, just as you do with your indoor areas. From pool noodles and water to relays and treasure hunts, you will be inspired to try a new activity every day and bring out some old ones with new twists.


Hollee (M.A. Early Childhood) provides trainings and resources for early childhood professionals and has been a licensed family childcare provider for 18 years. She has worked for more than 25 years with children of all ages as a teacher, assistant teacher, and director in myriad schools and programs, promoting play and child-directed learning. When Hollee's not providing care for children, presenting trainings, serving on her local school board, designing websites, or advocating for early childhood, she loves spending time with her family, playing board games and cards, volunteering, and baking.

* All trainings are Devleop-approved and presented by Hollee Saville.

* Registrations are nonrefundable and cannot be exchanged.

* Refunds will be given only if I cancel the class.

* A minimum of 20 participants is required for each class; please invite others.

* Your attendance will be entered into Develop within 72 hours of each class.