Resources and References
Need a printable training calendar or directions to any of our training locations? Our Reference page has this and more.
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The Print & Carry calendar contains at-a-glance listings of upcoming training events. This calendar is updated around the first and fifteenth of the month. Please print it out and post it in a convenient location for easy reference.
Click here to view the CPS-PI Home-Based Calendar.
Click here to view the ISBE-PI Center-Based and CPS Center-Based Calendar.Click here to view the ISBE-PI Calendar.
*Training dates, times, and locations are subject to change without notice.
The Ounce Institute is pleased to present its
professional development opportunities! This
course catalog describes a range of training that supports staff far beyond the
basics in each program model. Our training is designed to provide learning
experiences that are content-rich and job-specific, helping each trainee
develop competencies in all the key areas for working with infants, toddlers
and their parents. To view the Course Catalog click here.
To access more information about one of the evidence-based models below, please click on the appropriate link.
For more information about the Ounce or our other collaborators, please click on the appropriate link.
Welcome to the Ounce Institute!
This website is the place to locate and enroll in Ounce training, find useful tools, and track your professional development activities online. It also provides links to a network of resources for community-based family support and early childhood programs implementing specific models such as Healthy Families America, Parents Too Soon, Parents as Teachers, Baby TALK, Early Head Start, and Doula.
Whether you work with children and parents as a home visitor, teacher, center-based child care provider, doula, parent group facilitator or supervisor of staff, the Ounce of Prevention Fund Training Center supports your ongoing staff development interests and your work with at risk families through one of the many program models proven effective to prepare very young children for future school success.
We hope you visit this page often for information on training and technical assistance, professional resources, and networking opportunities.
New Users Begin Here
If you are new to the Ounce Institute (OI) website and your program is part of our ongoing and contracted training audience, click here to complete an OI enrollment form. Ounce your enrollment is confirmed and approved, you will receive an email containing your account login information. After receiving your account login information you will be able to register online for OI trainings. If you have questions about the website or difficulties registering, contact Yaya C. Torres at email@example.com or 312-453-1832 (M-F 8:00a-5:30p CST).
If you can't remember your account login information, are having trouble registering for a training, are having difficulty viewing an online training or have other questions regarding the Ounce Institute please contact Yaya C. Torres at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-453-1832 (M-F 8:00a-5:30p CST).
Courses Available for Purchase
The Ounce Institute is happy to provide training for learners who are not officially a part of our ongoing and contracted training audience. Courses available for purchase will be identified as such in the catalog, along with fee requirements for each course. As you register for one of these courses, you will have the opportunity to enter your credit card information to complete and confirm your registration. In the event of a cancellation, refunds may be given either in full or as credit toward a different course, depending on individual course requirements. The Ounce of Prevention Fund, along with its affiliated departments and divisions, does not share or distribute any personal or credit card information with any person, organization, or agency without the expressed written consent of the account holder. To access courses available for purchase, click the following link: http://open.opftrainingcenter.org Please feel free to contact us if you have questions about this new option for training.
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