Provider Training

The Minnesota Department of Human Services requires that licensed providers receive a minimum of 16 hours of
trainings per year. To date, I have completed several hundred hours of training. A complete portfolio with certificates
from workshops is available for review upon request. Below I have listed a few of the training topics. A complete portfolio
of training records for each team member is available during an interview. Apple Tree team members are provided
many training opportunities and also exceed the minimum of 16 hours per year. Typically our team members complete
between 40-65 hours of training every year.
Health related topics
  • Pediatric CPR and first aid
  • Social and emotional development
  • Signs and symptoms of illness
  • Nutrition and food preparation safety
  • Asthma 101 present by the American
    Lung Association
  • SUID/AHT
  • Disease prevention
  • Child passenger restraint
  • Children's mental health and learning
    disabilities
  • Early identification of autism
    spectrum disorder
  • Sensory processing
  • Child abuse and neglect presented
    by Patty Wetterling
Guidance
  • Redirecting children's behavior
  • Guidance and behavior management
  • Guidance tips presented by author
    David Walsh
  • Managing environments
  • The Nutured Heart Approach
Teaching topics
  • Developing curriculum
  • Child development
  • Creating successful learning
    environments
  • Kindergarten readiness
  • Observation in the classroom
  • Art process
  • Creating curriculum for a multi-aged
    group
  • On-site infant/toddler professional
    consultation
  • Early childhood sign language
  • Enhancing language through literacy
Other helpful topics
  • Professional development
  • Assessing program quality
  • Communicating with families
  • Toilet teaching
  • Dakota County licensing supervision
    courses
  • Making more of childhood routines
  • Understanding parenting styles
  • Minnesota Infant Toddler Credential
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Apple Valley, Minnesota                                                       
Nicole Totten
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