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Trainer Details

Name:Cara McMorris
Email:
Trainer Type:Registry - Trainer
Status:Active
Languages:English
Home City:Normal
Personal Statement:Cara McMorris is a family childcare owner who is passionate about providing high quality child care as well as teaching others how open and operate their own childcare businesses. Cara teaches that it doesn't have to cost a lot of money to run a loving, educational, and comfortable learning environment. With her background in Elementary Education, her experience as a foster parent, as well as a home daycare provider and preschool teacher, Cara has many practical tips and strategies to share!

Upcoming Training Events

September 26, 2017
12:00 AM
Bloomington
  • GC
  • RA
A child?s safety is the number one concern for parents and child care providers alike. In this third class, you will identify tips for creating a safer group care environment, confront the issue of abuse and neglect, and learn more about emergency preparedness and first aid.
October 2, 2017
12:00 AM
Bloomington
  • GC
  • RA
To know how to best help children in your care, it is important to observe them and identify their specific needs. This session will define the different kinds of observation you can use when caring for children and how to offer more effective guidance and discipline.
October 4, 2017
12:00 AM
Bloomington
  • GC
  • RA
Our kids are constantly responding to family members, teachers, and social relationships that help to shape their understanding of the world around them. This class explores how relationships between families, children, and teachers can help learning, and how crafting the environment around them can help children learn.
October 16, 2017
12:00 AM
Bloomington
  • GC
  • RA
As our partner in child development, families?especially parents?directly affect a child?s learning. In this class, you will learn new ways of working with parents to help their children enjoy learning. You also will explore the social world of a family to be sure that the learning that takes place in your care is consistent with learning done at home.
October 18, 2017
12:00 AM
Bloomington
  • GC
  • RA
What does it mean to be a child care professional? How can you be sure you are getting the support and supplies you need? How can you set effective limits with parents and children alike? In this final class, you will learn about your own professional development and how to take care of yourself so you can continue to care for others.
October 23, 2017
12:00 AM
Bloomington
  • GC
  • RA
Newborns and young babies are developing at an incredible rate, causing them to have special needs unlike older children. In this fourth class, you will understand how children from birth to 8 months learn and grow, and how to individualize their care accordingly.
October 30, 2017
12:00 AM
Bloomington
  • GC
  • RA
In this continuation of the first child development class, you will explore development among children 8 to 18 months old. You will identify how this age group differs in growth and their approach to learning, and you will discover toys, games, and songs that are helpful and just right for their development.
November 6, 2017
12:00 AM
Bloomington
  • GC
  • RA
Toddlers are an energetic bunch who requires plenty of stimulation and education. In this final section of child development training, you will explore how children age 18 to 36 months learn language, learn to think, learn to move, and learn feelings, so you can better nurture this often curious age group.
November 13, 2017
12:00 AM
Bloomington
  • GC
  • RA
As children approach preschool age, their needs begin to change. This is the first of four classes designed to better understand children as they approach school-age. You will identify characteristics of social and emotional development and learn techniques for promoting appropriate and effective discipline for preschool children.
November 27, 2017
12:00 AM
Bloomington
  • GC
  • RA
As toddlers mature, their minds are not the only things growing at an incredible rate. You will understand the special areas of physical development in preschool-aged children. You also will learn about fine motor activities that will help preschoolers grow into their bodies while developing proper coordination and movement.
December 4, 2017
12:00 AM
Bloomington
  • GC
  • RA
Appropriate speech patterns and language skills are crucial to nurturing effective communications by preschoolers. In this third class on preschool development, you will explore how to use a picture and storybooks to lay the foundation for good reading and proper language use. This class comes complete with discussion on how to help children with special needs.
December 11, 2017
12:00 AM
Bloomington
  • GC
  • RA
In this final session on preschool development, you will dive deeper into how preschoolers learn and identify tips for making learning fun. With suggestions for activities that encourage your preschoolers to explore numbers, shapes, colors, and science, this class gives all the information you need to grow and stretch the ability of children to think and understand.
December 18, 2017
12:00 AM
Bloomington
  • GC
  • RA
Completing the important section on child development, this class looks at school-age children to uncover how their learning and growth differs. With tips on how to better care for school-aged youth, this class also offers you guidance on how to set rules and limits and to get your school-aged kids to appreciate safety and respect.

Trainings Approved To Present

ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 1: Child Devel...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 2a: Health Issu...
3.00
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 2b: Nutrition I...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 2c: Safety Issu...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 3: Observation ...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 4: Learning Hap...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 5: Family and C...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 5: Family and C...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 6: Personal and...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 7a: Child Devel...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 7b: Child Devel...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 7c: Child Devel...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 8a: Preschool S...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 8b: Preschool P...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 8c: Preschool L...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 8d: Preschool C...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Module 9: School-Age D...
3.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Tier 1
12.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Tier 2
12.00
  • RA
  • GC
ECE Credential Level 1 - Tier 3
24.00
  • RA
  • GC
Foundations of Family Child Care
15.00
  • RA
  • GC
Level 1 - Tier 1 & 2
24.00
  • RA
  • GC
Redleaf Family Child Care Curriculum: Teaching ...
15.00
  • RA
  • GC