Early Childhood Learning Network

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Center for Development and Disability


2300 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Phone: (505) 272-3000
Fax: (505) 272-2014

ECLN Online Courses

The UNM CDD Early Childhood Learning Network (ECLN) offers free online courses, most of which are available through the UNM HSC Moodle website. See the course descriptions below for registration and CEU information for each course.  

About UNM HSC Moodle

HSC Moodle is the Learning Management System ECLN utilizes to host its online courses. Participants must register for a free Moodle account in order to access the courses.

Please email hsc-ecln@salud.unm.edu for questions, concerns, or assistance with ECLN online courses. 

Attachment Vitamins

This is an eight week course to provide participants with a solid foundation in early childhood mental health. The course uses a developmental psychopathology framework that describes the interplay of risk and protective factors in the child, the parent-child relationship, and the family environment in affecting the child’s developmental trajectory. The content includes developmental milestones, temperamental styles, individual differences in quality of attachment, and normative fears from infancy through the preschool years. The course also describes mental health concerns in early childhood, provides a framework for assessing the possible causes of emotional disturbances and challenging behaviors, and outlines approaches to support or restore the child’s healthy social and emotional development. Professional development issues, including self-care, reflective practice, supervision, and cultural considerations specific to the state of New Mexico are also covered.

CEUs: 10 for Social Work/Counseling

This course is available on the UNM HSC Moodle website.

Child Development: Discovery, Unfoldment and Variations
   •  FIT/ECN

This online training covers general information about typical child development taking into consideration that all domains of development are interrelated. It also familiarizes participants with a range of conditions and disabilities that impact development. It is recommended for all Early Intervention staff and therapists as well as anyone working with children ages birth to three.

CEUs: 6 for OT, PT, SLP, and Social Work/Counseling

This course is available on the UNM HSC Moodle website.

Child Development, Birth to Three: A Family Story
   •  Home Visiting

This five-part training discusses typical child development through the context of one family's experience, telling a story from prenatal development through three years of age. The resources and learning materials are imparted through a home visiting perspective. The final section of this training focuses on information related to sensory processing. This is a required training for Home Visiting staff and managers and is also recommended for anyone interested in gathering information and resources on typical child development.

Recommended pre-requisite for Home Visitors: Foundations of Relationship-Based Home Visiting

CEUs: 3 for Social Work/Counseling

This course is available on the UNM HSC Moodle website.

FIT Part C Orientation
   •  FIT/ECN

The Part C Orientation is an online training designed to support all new FIT program staff, parents, and other community service providers in understanding New Mexico’s early intervention system including principles, policies, program design and practices. This training will help you become familiar with the framework of early intervention, the core values and the New Mexico Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program Key Principles and Concepts that are the foundation of providing services to infants, toddlers and their families.

CEUs: 3 for OT, PT, SLP, and Social Work/Counseling

This course is available on the UNM HSC Moodle website.

Foundations of Relationship-Based Home Visiting
   •  Home Visiting

This five-part course is required for Home Visiting staff and managers and covers a variety of topics relevant to the work including: basic skills; health, safety, growth and development of the baby; social supports and well-being of caregivers and family; attachment and reflection; and general considerations for the work of home visitors. This course includes Continuity Questions that are required components of the learning process. See the course description on UNM HSC Moodle for more information about the Continuity Questions and options for completing the course individually or as a group. 

CEUs: 6 for Social Work/Counseling

This course is available on the UNM HSC Moodle website.

IDA: The Infant-Toddler Developmental Assessment
   •  FIT/ECN

This training is for early intervention professionals in the use of the Infant-Toddler Developmental Assessment (IDA), which must be completed for any evaluation of a child over the age of 1 month (adjusted). The online portion of the training covers all phases of the IDA process and includes a case study that course participants begin to score during the online training, and then complete on their own and submit for review. Note: Special registration is required to access this online course. Please see the registration instructions on UNM HSC Moodle.

CEUs: 8 for OT, PT, SLP and Social Work/Counseling

This course is available on the UNM HSC Moodle website.

IFSP: Overview of the Individualized Family Service Plan
   •  FIT/ECN

The IFSP Online Training Course is designed for all Family Infant Toddler Program (FIT) providers and is comprised of three training modules. Each module is approximately 2-3 hours in length and is broken into smaller increments called lessons. Even though the three modules are stand-alone trainings, they are designed to be taken in sequential order, as this supports and mirrors the progressive nature of the IFSP process. All FIT Providers are strongly encouraged to complete each module of the IFSP Course, as every provider has a role to play in the full IFSP process.

Module 1: The Routines Based Interview (RBI)
This three part module discusses the primary building blocks of the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). Every section of the IFSP is connected to the Routines Based Interview (RBI). This module supports the understanding that the ultimate goal of the IFSP is to enable children to be active participants in a variety of settings. Through the RBI process, providers will understand the child’s needs in the context of family life.

CEUs: 2 for OT, PT, SLP, and Social Work/Counseling

Module 2: Present Abilities, Strengths, and Needs
This two part module will support the understanding of the description of a child’s functional abilities, strengths and needs in relation to the three early childhood outcomes, and how the child’s developmental status impacts his or her ability to participate in daily routines and activities. It will support providers in understanding how assessment, planning and intervention are all connected and will support them in writing comprehensive descriptions of the child in family friendly language.

CEUs: 2 for OT, PT, SLP, and Social Work/Counseling

Module 3: Functional Outcomes and Strategies
This three part module supports the IFSP team in understanding and developing functional outcomes and strategies based on family concerns, priorities, resources, observations and evaluation information. It will support understanding that the functional outcome statement is a roadmap describing where the family wants to go and in thinking about what can be different in the family’s life with support from the team. This module also supports providers in moving from the development of functional outcomes into implementation strategies the family will be able to use during their daily routines and activities.

CEUs: 2 for OT, PT, SLP, and Social Work/Counseling

This course is available on the UNM HSC Moodle website.

PICCOLO™ 
   •  Home Visiting

Designed to support Home Visiting staff, this module is a supplement to the PICCOLO™ Training DVD and User’s Guide. It is recommended that participants review these materials prior to starting this module. In this module, topics include the background on how the PICCOLO™ was developed, CYFD Home Visiting Program’s expectations around frequency and overall guidance of its use, as well as strategies to learn the PICCOLO™. Additional areas covered include introducing, using, and discussing PICCOLO™ feedback with parents with an emphasis on parents’ strengths from a relationship-based perspective. Finally, this module encourages maintaining language used in home visits that focus on the parent-child relationship.

CEUs: Not available

This course is available on the UNM HSC Moodle website.

Preschool Early Childhood Outcomes: Using the COSF
   •  PED/PSN

This course describes the required New Mexico ECO process used in completing the Early Childhood Outcomes accountability requirements. It includes history, forms and resources needed. The course is appropriate for new and seasoned preschool special education classroom staff, therapists and administrators.This course is for Part B staff and administrators and is not applicable to Part C.

CEUs: Not available

This course is available on the UNM HSC Moodle website.

Service Coordination Training (For-Credit, Hybrid Course)
   •  FIT/ECN

The following online course modules are part of the Service Coordination Training which requires the completion of two in-person classes and two online course modules in the following order:

     • Service Coordination Online Part 1
     • Service Coordination In-person Part 1
     • Service Coordination Online Part 2
     • Service Coordination In-person Part 2

These steps must be followed to take this course:

1) Find and register for the next available Service Coordination Training session through the FIT Calendar at: www.cdd.unm.edu/ecln/fitcalendar/

2) Once you are registered, the online portions of the training are accessed through the HSC Moodle website at: https://hscmoodle.health.unm.edu/

3) Read through the instructions provided on the "Service Coordination Online Part 1: Intake to the IFSP" course description on the HSC Moodle website. 

4) Follow the additional instructions provided by email.

Service Coordination Online Part 1: Intake to the IFSP
CEUs: 5 for OT, PT, SLP, and Social Work/Counseling

Service Coordination Online Part 2: Transition

CEUs: 4 for OT, PT, SLP, and Social Work/Counseling

Service Coordination Training Review (Not-for-Credit)
   •  FIT/ECN

Important: If you are required to take the Service Coordination Training, this is not it. Please see the course titled "Service Coordination Training (For-Credit, Hybrid Course)".

This version of the Online Service Coordination Training is a review course for experienced personnel who have already taken the required Service Coordination Training.

This course is available on the HSC CDD website at:  

Service Coordination Training Review Part 1

Service Coordination Training Review Part 2

CEUs: Not available

The Developmental Evaluation: Evaluation as Intervention
   •  FIT/ECN

This training is intended to complement and clarify information included in the NM Family Infant Toddler Program's technical assistance document, Evaluation & Assessment. It will highlight the principles, concepts, and recommended practices essential to the evaluation of infants and toddlers that are central to effective early intervention. The training will engage participants around an actual family of a young infant using a case-study approach.

CEUs: 6 for OT, PT, SLP, and Social Work/Counseling

This course is available on the UNM HSC Moodle website.

Training for Peer Mentors

This online training is designed for students attending college who are interested in becoming peer mentors for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

CEUs: Not Available

This course is available on the UNM HSC Moodle website.

Transition Team Tribal Protocol
   •  Transition

This brief presentation provides guidance to consider when thinking about tribal representation on statewide Part C-B Transition Teams. It includes a general orientation to the tribes of New Mexico and is accompanied by several resources to use in meeting with tribal leaders.

CEUs: Not Available

This course is available on the HSC CDD website.

Transition Team Tribal Protocol Training