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Training that keeps up with you!

Don't stress about fitting training into your schedule.  Instead, complete your annual training hours with us!  Child Care Options offers an array of early childhood and school-age trainings face to face, online and even by mail.

Child care providers have one of the most important jobs - the care and education of children during the most crucial early learning and school-age years.  Child Care Options strives to provide trainings that cover critical issues and provide relevant information.  Through training activities, providers gain practical application and knowledge of the material, which we hope will inspire improvement in overall practice.

Courses vary in level of difficulty and number of training hours, and are priced accordingly.


“Becoming Trauma Informed”

Becoming trauma informed means recognizing that people often have many different types of trauma in their lives. They need support and understanding from those around them. Trauma survivors can be re-traumatized by well-meaning caregivers.

Saturday, November 14

Mount Merici Academy, Waterville

9:00 am-12:00 pm


About the Presenter

Charles Shaffer has 35 years background in Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Intellectual Disabilities treatment/services. He is currently a Program Specialist for the State of Maine Office of Child and Family Services, focusing on the Trauma Informed Project. Charles has experience training for institutions, agencies and consumers and holds a JD from Quinnipiac University School of Law.

To register use the CCO Fall-2015 Registration Form or call 582-3110 ext. 27



Trainings Available To You


Face to Face

Independent self Teaching Packets-by mail

A list of trainings and Independent Self Teaching Packets can be found on the CCO Fall-2015 Registration Form