DESCRIPTION:The Adult Learning Academy (ALA or “the Academy”) is an in-person classroom-style training session designed to help prepare individuals with less than 15 hours of previous training experience to qualify as a trainer for the first time. While the Academy is open to both Early Childhood and Topic Trainers, priority will be given to those working in Early Childhood and to those whose intent is to deliver training to the general Early Childhood public (i.e. not delivering in-house training to staff).
The ALA is focused on adult learning and will provide prospective trainers with fundamental principles and foundational information to help support the delivery of high-quality training sessions. Space in the Academy is limited to eight participants. Please note that a minimum of four participants must be enrolled in order for the Adult Learning Academy to be offered. Cost to attend: $75 (paid directly to the trainer two weeks prior to the first day of class). Registration fees are non-refundable.
BENEFITS:1. Upon receiving a evaluation rating of 3.5 or higher, individuals are eligible to apply for trainer approval with The Nevada Registry. 2. Individuals will receive 15 Registry-approved training hours that can be applied toward annual training requirements for Child Care Licensing (if applicable).
EXPECTATIONS:Successful graduates of the Adult Learning Academy are expected to apply to become an approved trainer with The Nevada Registry within two months of completing the Academy. ALA graduates are expected to deliver a minimum of two of four required training sessions to the general ECE public before the end of the current calendar year.
DATES OF TRAINING:Dates for the Las Vegas Academy: January 29, February 5, February 12, February 19 and February 26, 2019. Each class will be held from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension office.
Date for the Reno Academy: February 12, February 19, February 26, March 5, March 12, March 19 and March 26, 2019. Each class will be held from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm at the UNR Child & Family Research Center located on 6th Street. The final class will be held from 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm.