Trainers

Showcase your expertise and promote your training by becoming an approved Growing Futures trainer. Approved trainers can submit training for approval, use the online registration system, and schedule and manage the details of their training events.

Quality training depends on knowledgeable, dynamic trainers. The Growing Futures Registry administers a statewide approval system for trainers who deliver training to the early childhood and school-age workforce.

Trainer Levels

Trainers who present Growing Futures approved training must be qualified to present the content and level of training requested. Growing Futures has developed three types of trainer approval.

Registered Trainer

Registered trainers are typically occasional trainers who have professional expertise in a field unrelated to early care and education (e.g. tax preparers, first responders, health care, etc.). They may also be one-time conference keynotes or presenters. Registered trainers may present training for license renewal only (this will not apply toward Career Pathways placement). Registered trainers are not required to have direct care experience in an early childhood setting, however they must be currently employed in a professional capacity in the field related to the training content. They must also have previous experience presenting training for adult learners. These trainers are not required to be pre-approved and must submit their information each time they train as part of the Registered Training Approval request form. They are approved on a training-by-training basis. The Growing Futures Registry does not keep records of registered trainers and does not list them in the Trainer Directory on the Growing Futures website.

Career Pathways Trainer

Career Pathways trainers must be a member of the Registry, placed in Category G-J on the Career Pathways. In addition they must have a current resume or CV on file with the Registry, and provide professional references. Career Pathways trainers must provide verifiable documentation of any certifications or other trainer qualifications they have, as well as documentation of their experience presenting to adult learners. Career Pathways trainers must be pre-approved prior to submitting requests for training approval, and they are approved for a period of 1 year. Renewal is required annually. Their names and contact information appear in the Trainer Directory on the Growing Futures website.

Content Specialist

Content Specialist trainers must be members of the Registry but are not required to have a Career Pathways placement. They must have verified education and/or certificate in the content area or curriculum they train, and they are required to have a current resume or CV on file, including professional references. They are not required to have experience in an early childhood setting, but they must have a minimum of 7 hours facilitating adult learning experiences. Content Specialists must be approved prior to submitting requests for training approval. Approval is for a period of 1 year. Renewal is required annually. Content Specialists are approved to train in their area of specialization only. Their names and contact information appear in the Trainer Directory on the Growing Futures website.

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