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Early Childhood Classes & Training Calendar

The New Mexico Training & Technical Assistance Programs
(TTAPs) will be supporting the New Mexico FOCUS quality improvement initiative by offering trainings in our community that are OPEN TO EVERYONE!

  • Below you will find descriptions for many of the Cariño trainings offered this quarter
  • All parts of a series must be completed in order to receive a certificate
  • Some trainings series must be taken in order such as the FOCUS Intentional Teaching Series
  • Cariño also offers Early Childhood Trainings for Parents/Families as well as for Family Child Care Home Providers

New Mexico Early Learning Guidelines

PLEASE NOTE: The FOCUS Intentional Teaching Series must be taken in order.

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Powerful Interactions, the book written by A. Dombro, J. Jablon, & C. Stetson, provides the foundation for this 4-hour training about practical and influential ways to interact with young children. Join us as we explore a number of practical insights and strategies that can help to increase our effectiveness as educators of young children.
This training provides you with insights, tools, and strategies to promote engagement in play, learning, and development for each young child. The training emphasizes evidence-based practices for supporting children who are culturally and linguistically diverse, and strategies for overcoming biases to build trusting and collaborative partnerships with families.
This training provides a first look at the NM Early Learning Guidelines (ELGs) and the Authentic Observations Documentation Curriculum Planning (AODCP) process. The module is designed for individuals new to working with the ELGs and/or new to the AODCP process. Content will include an introduction to the terms and definitions used in the NM ELGs, the history of the ELG, and an overview of the Foundational Principles. Participants will practice using observation as a tool for documentation, curriculum planning, and communicating with families.
This is the second part of the ELG/AODCP series and is designed for individuals who are familiar with the history of the ELG’s and have a basic understanding of what Authentic Observation means. Learning will be centered on formulating a process cycle for observation, documentation, and process planning as well as starting the reflective process.
The last part of the ELG/AODCP series is designed for individuals who have experience working with the ELGs and the AODCP process. Participants will explore the Developmental Interaction Approach and how it relates to the NM ELG; family and community engagement; and inclusive practice and understanding diversity and individualization.
This module is designed for individuals who are new to working with young children or who are unfamiliar with the concepts and research on play based learning. This module is designed to break down certain concepts into smaller components to help make better sense of a bigger idea. The conversation will begin by introducing basic concepts of how children learn through play and exploring the role of the adult in that play.

Training Calendar

PLEASE NOTE:You MUST attend all parts in a training series to receive a certificate

Bernalillo County

DateTimeClass Name
3/1,8,15 6:30-8:30pm The Full Participation of Each Child FOCUS Series - 3 Parts
(6 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 3-2.5hrs, 4-1.5hrs, 7-2hrs)
3/1,8 6:30-8:30pm Weaving it All Together FOCUS Series - 2 Parts
(4 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 1-.5hr, 3-.5hr, 4-.5hr, 5-1hr, 6-1hr, 7-.5hr)
3/6,13 6:30-8:30pm Powerful Interactions FOCUS Series - 2 Parts
(4 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 1-1hr, 5-3hrs)
3/6,13,20 6:30-8:30pm The Full Participation of Each Child FOCUS Series - 3 Parts
(6 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 3-2.5hrs, 4-1.5hrs, 7-2hrs)
3/7,14,21 6:30-8:30pm Math: Numbers, Shapes, Sizes & More! - 3 Parts
(6 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 3-2.5hrs, 4-1.5hrs, 7-2hrs)
3/7,14,21 6:30-8:30pm Efectos del Trauma y Estrés Toxico en la Educación Temprana - 3 Parts
(6 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 1-2hrs, 3-1hr, 4-1hr, 7-2hr)
3/9,16,23 6:30-8:30pm Quality Early Childhood Programs for All Series - 3 Parts
(6 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 3-2hrs, 4-1hr, 5-1hr, 7-2hrs)
3/9,16 6:30-8:30pm Social-Emotional Strategies for Supporting Children w/Challenging Behaviors - 2 Parts
(4 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 3-2hrs, 4-1hr, 5-1hr, 7-2hrs)
3/20,27 10am-noon Conscious Discipline: Brain Smart Classroom Approach to Classroom Management - 2 Parts
(4 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 4-2hrs, 5-2hrs)
3/22,29 6:30-8:30pm A Baby’s Amazing Brain- 2 Parts
(4 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 1-2hrs, 4-2hrs)
3/23,30 6:30-8:30pm Powerful Interactions FOCUS Series - 2 Parts
(4 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 1-1hr, 5-3hrs)
3/25 9-11am Joyful Family Engagement - Part 1
3/25 11:30-1:30pm Joyful Family Engagement - Part 2
3/25 2-4pm Joyful Family Engagement - Part 3
(6 Hour Cert - Competencies: 3-6hrs)

Sandoval County

DateTimeClass Name
No Trainings Scheduled this Month

Socorro County

DateTimeClass Name
No Trainings Scheduled this Month

Valencia County

DateTimeClass Name
3/11 9-11am Powerful Interactions FOCUS Series - Part 1
3/11 11:30-1:30pm Powerful Interactions FOCUS Series - Part 2
(4 Hour Cert - Competencies: 1-1hr, 5-3hrs)

Bernalillo County

DateTimeClass Name
4/1 9-11am Powerful Interactions FOCUS Series - Part 1
(4 Hr Cert - Comps: 1-2hrs, 5-2hrs)
4/1 11:30-1:30pm Powerful Interactions FOCUS Series - Part 2
4/3 6:30-8:30pm Exploring the Foundations: A First Look at the NM ELGs & AODCP - FOCUS Series
(2 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 1-.5hr, 3-.5hr, 4-.5hr, 5-.5hr)
4/4,11,18 6:30-8:30pm The Full Participation of Each Child FOCUS Series - 3 Parts
(6 Hr Cert - Comps: 3-2.5hrs, 4-1.5hrs, 7-2hrs)
4/4 6:30-8:30pm Starting the Path to Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) FOCUS Series
(2 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 6-1hr, 7-1hr)
4/5,12 6:30-8:30pm Powerful Interactions - FOCUS Series - 2 Parts
(4 Hr Cert - Comps: 1-1hr, 5-3hrs)
4/6,13,20 6:30-8:30pm Quality Early Childhood Programs for All Series - 3 Parts
(6 Hr Cert - Comps: 3-2hrs, 4-1hr, 5-1hr, 7-2hrs)
4/6,13,20 6:30-8:30pm The Full Participation of Each Child FOCUS Series - 3 Parts
(6 Hr Cert - Comps: 3-2.5hrs, 4-1.5hrs, 7-2hrs)
4/8 9-11am Manejando Comportamiento Dificil Utilizando Disciplina Consciente- Part 1
4/8 11:30-1:30pm Manejando Comportamiento Dificil Utilizando Disciplina Consciente- Part 2
4/8 2-4pm Manejando Comportamiento Dificil Utilizando Disciplina Consciente- Part 3
(6 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 1-2hrs, 4-2hrs, 5-2hrs)
4/10 6:30-8:30pm How are Children Learning Through Play: - FOCUS
(2 Hr Cert - Comps: 1-1hr, 4-1hr)
4/17,24 6:30-8:30pm Interacciones Poderosas - FOCUS Series - 2 Parts
(4 Hr Cert - Comps: 1-1hr, 5-3hrs)
4/17,24 3-5pm Creatividad a través de la música y el movimiento Series - 2 Parts
(4 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 1-2hrs, 4-2hrs)
4/18,25 10am-noon Director Series: Reflective Supervision - 2 Parts
(4 Hr Cert - Comps: 7-4hrs)
4/19,26 6:30-8:30pm Putting it into Practice - FOCUS Intermediate Series - 2 Parts
(4 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 1-.5hr, 3-1hr, 4-1hr, 5-.5hr, 6-.5hr. 7-.5hr)
4/22 9-11am Smarter Than You Think: Child Development 3-5 Part 1
(4 Hr Cert - Comps: 1-2hrs, 4-2hrs)
4/22 11:30-1:30pm Smarter Than You Think: Child Development 3-5 Part 2
4/29 9-11am Participacion Integral de Cada Niño - Part 1
(6 Hr Cert - Comps: 3-2.5hrs, 4-1.5hrs, 7-2hrs)
4/29 11:30-1:30pm Participacion Integral de Cada Niño - Part 2
4/29 2-4pm Participacion Integral de Cada Niño - Part 3

Socorro

DateTimeClass Name
4/8 9-11am The ABCs of Behavior - Part 1
(4 Hr Cert - Comps: 1-2hrs, 3-1hr, 5-1hr)
4/8 11:30-1:30pm The ABCs of Behavior - Part 2

Valencia

DateTimeClass Name
4/22 9-11am Math: Numbers, Shapes, Sizes & More! - Part 1
(6 Hr Cert - Comps: 3-2.5hrs, 4-1.5hrs, 7-2hrs)
4/22 11:30-1:30pm Math: Numbers, Shapes, Sizes & More! - Part 2
4/22 2-4pm Math: Numbers, Shapes, Sizes & More! - Part 3

Sandoval

DateTimeClass Name
No Trainings Scheduled this Month

Bernalillo County

DateTimeClass Name
5/1,8 6:30-8:30pm Powerful Interactions - FOCUS Series - 2 Parts
(4 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 1-1hr, 5-3hrs)
5/2,9 10am-noon Director Series: Stress in Early Childhood - 2 Parts
(4 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 2-2hrs, 7-2hrs)
5/2,9,16 6:30-8:30pm Quality Early Childhood Programs for All Series - 3 Parts
(6 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 3-2hrs, 4-1hr, 5-1hr, 7-2hrs)
5/2,9,16 6:30-8:30pm The Full Participation of Each Child - FOCUS Series - 3 Parts
(6 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 3-2.5hrs, 4-1.5hrs, 7-2hrs)
5/3 6:30-8:30pm Exploring the Foundations: A First Look at the NM ELGs & AODCP
(2 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 1-.5hr, 3-.5hr, 4-.5hr, 5-.5hr)
5/4,11,18 6:30-8:30pm The Full Participation of Each Child - FOCUS Series - 3 Parts
(6 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 3-2.5hrs, 4-1.5hrs, 7-2hrs)
5/4,11,18 6:30-8:30pm Participacion Integral de Cada Niño - FOCUS Series - 3 Parts
(6 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 3-2.5hrs, 4-1.5hrs, 7-2hrs)
5/6 9-11am Math: Numbers, Shapes, Sizes & More! - Part 1
5/6 11:30-1:30pm Math: Numbers, Shapes, Sizes & More! - Part 2
(6 Hr Cert - Competencies: 3-2.5hrs, 4-1.5hrs, 7-2hrs)
5/6 2-4pm Math: Numbers, Shapes, Sizes & More! - Part 3
5/10 6:30-8:30pm How are Children Learning Through Play: - FOCUS
(2 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 1-1hr, 4-1hr.)
5/15,22 10am– noon Teacher Series: Conscious Discipline: Brain Smart Classroom Management - 2 Parts
(4 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 1-2hrs, 4-1hr, 5-1hr)
5/15,22 6:30-8:30pm Interacciones Poderosas - FOCUS Series - 2 Parts
(4 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 1-1hr, 5-3hrs)
5/17,24 6:30-8:30pm Exploring a System for Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) FOCUS Series - 3 Parts
(4 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 6-2hrs, 7-2hrs)
5/20 9-11am Observación, Evaluación y Postevaluación - Part 1
5/20 11:30-1:30pm Observación, Evaluación y Postevaluación - Part 2
(4 Hr Cert - Competencies: 1-2hrs, 6-2hrs)
5/23,30 6:30-8:30pm Putting it into Practice FOCUS Series - 2 Parts
(4 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 1-.5hr, 3-1hr, 4-1hr, 5-.5hr, 6-.5hr. 7-.5hr)
5/24,31 6:30-8:30pm Music & Movement Series - 2 Parts
(4 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 1-2hrs, 5-2hrs)

Sandoval,Socorro & Valencia

DateTimeClass Name
No Trainings Scheduled this Month

Bernalillo County

DateTimeClass Name
6/1,8,15 10am-noon Teacher Series: Trauma & Toxic Stree in Early Childhood - 3 Parts
(6 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 1-2hrs, 4-2hrs, 7-2hrs)
6/1,8,15 6:30-8:30pm The Full Participation of Each Child FOCUS Series - 3 Parts
(6 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 3-2.5hrs, 4-1.5hrs, 7-2hrs)
6/3 9-11am Programas de Calidad en La Educación Temprana Para Todos - Part 1
6/3 11:30-1:30pm Programas de Calidad en La Educación Temprana Para Todos - Part 2
6/3 2-4pm Programas de Calidad en La Educación Temprana Para Todos - Part 3
(6 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 3-2hrs, 4-1hr, 5-1hr, 7-2hrs)
6/5,12 6:30-8:30pm Powerful Interactions FOCUS Series - 2 Parts
(4 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 1-1hr, 5-3hrs)
6/6,13 6:30-8:30pm Weaving it All Together FOCUS Series - 2 Parts
(4 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 1-.5hr, 3-.5hr, 4-.5hr, 5-1hr, 6-1hr, 7-.5hr)
6/6,13 6:30-8:30pm Working the Cycle of Continuous Quality Improvement - 2 Parts
(4 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 6-2hrs, 7-2hrs)
6/7,14 6:30-8:30pm Powerful Interactions FOCUS Series - 2 Parts
(4 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 1-1hr, 5-3hrs)
6/7,14 6:30-8:30pm Interacciones Poderosas FOCUS Series - 2 Parts
(4 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 1-1hr, 5-3hrs)
6/10 9-11am Quality Early Childhood Programs for All - Part 1
6/10 11:30-1:30pm Quality Early Childhood Programs for All - Part 2
6/10 2-4pm Quality Early Childhood Programs for All - Part 3
(6 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 3-2hrs, 4-1hr, 5-1hr, 7-2hrs)

Sandoval

DateTimeClass Name
6/3 9-11am Math: Numbers, Shapes, Sizes & More! - Part 1
6/3 11:30-1:30pm Math: Numbers, Shapes, Sizes & More! - Part 2
6/3 2-4pm Math: Numbers, Shapes, Sizes & More! - Part 3
(6 Hour Certificate - Competencies: 3-2.5hrs, 4-1.5hrs, 7-2hrs)

Socorro & Valencia

DateTimeClass Name
No Trainings Scheduled this Month

Other Cariño EC TTAP Learning Opportunities

45 Hour Early Childhood Entry Level Course

Call for January-March 45 HOUR Schedule.
$40 Money order or company check required to register (No Cash).
Must register with Cariño (505) 277-1371.

REGISTERED and LICENSED FAMILY CHILD CARE HOME PROVIDERS—NEW!!!

Cariño is now offering trainings specifically for Family Child Care Home Providers on a variety of Early Childhood Topics. Please call 277-2510 for more information and/or to register.

PARENT/FAMILY TRAININGS—NEW!!!

Cariño is now offering trainings specifically for Parents/Families on a variety of Early Childhood Topics. Please call 277-0593 for more information and/or to register. If you are a community agency, school, or other organization who works with parents we can also come to your site to provide training!

Cariño Early Childhood TTAP Electronic Newsletter Requests

Would you prefer to receive the Cariño newsletter via email? If yes, please send your request to mkaspari@unm.edu. Indicate in the subject line “Electronic Newsletter Request” and you will be added to our email distribution list.


Other Community Learning Opportunities

CNM Workforce 45 Hour Courses & Early Childhood Credit Courses

Please call Alicia West at (505) 224-5200 for 45-Hour course info or
CNM Registration at (505) 224-3214 for courses offered.

UNM Continuing Education Early Childhood Services Center ONLINE EC COURSES—NEW!!!

The UNM ECSC is now offering online trainings for the Orientation to Intentional Teaching training series. For more information please contact
Heather Christopher at 250-6923 or hchristo@unm.edu.


  1. Please sign up by phone (277-1371) before the training so we will be expecting you and have a chair reserved. 
  2. Please leave a DETAILED voicemail message with your name, child care program name and day time phone number and your call will be returned in the order it was received. Cariño’s registration system ensures that  spaces are filled on a first come first served basis.
  3. You will receive registration confirmation via phone with training details, location, etc.
  4. Please note that you May no longer call to pre-register for other participants. Each individual must pre-register herself/himself.
  5. You May sign up for more than 1 training at a time (maximum 3 per month), but PLEASE show up if you sign up.  If you “no show” without cancellation ahead of time, you May automatically lose any future reservations you May have had.
  6. Each child care center is respectfully asked to not sign up more than three participants per training, so as to allow more centers and family child care home providers to participate. 
  7. Certificates are issued at the end of each training and will not be issued early under any circumstances. 
  8. Plan to arrive on time. Only a short “grace period” of 5 minutes is allowed, after which latecomers will not be admitted.
  9. No children are allowed; this is because we as early childhood professionals, believe that this is not an appropriate setting for children and we are not able to accommodate them with toys or room to play.  In addition, children can be a distraction to the presenter as well as to other training participants.
  10. Any disruptive or inappropriate behavior will NOT be tolerated and at the discretion of the trainer you May be asked to leave
  11. Cell phone calls are not permitted during the training.  Please turn your cell phone to silent or off.
  12. Trainings with (5) Pre-Registered Participants or lessMay be cancelled.
  13. Inclement Weather/Training Cancellation Line 277-1371 Evenings & Saturdays.
  14. No food or drink is allowed in the Cariño EC TTAP classroom so please plan accordingly.