The Child & Youth Care: Foundations Course Training of Trainers (TOT) is designed to prepare practitioners to teach both the live and virtual Child & Youth Care: Foundations Course as part of an in-agency professional development program, vocational high school or college program, or as an instructor in a regional training collaboration.

Students will…

  • Attend the CYC: Foundations Course and 14-hours of additional training of trainers.
  • Receive the Trainer Manual that fully describes the course modules, learning objectives, timing, key learning, and activities as well as receive sample course manuals, powerpoint slides for all modules both live and virtual, videos, forms, etc.
  • Learn how to teach both the live and virtual course formats, manage the online learning resources, and how to provide participants with support to enrich skill development following training.
  • Receive training in adult learning and course facilitation.
  • Work with Academy Senior Instructors, many of whom are leaders in the profession, and other trainers to hone skills.
  • Become members in the Academy Trainer’s Network, which includes monthly webinars and access to the online trainer community and resources.

Also Included:

  • Vocational vs. Professional Training.
  • CYC Practitioner Stages of Professional Development.
  • Mizero’s Transformational Learning Model.
  • Mentoring and skills coaching.
  • NSDTA Trainer ethics.
  • Working with the Academy office.
  • Proctoring CYC Certification Testing.

Then, typically over one year, graduates will work with an assigned Academy Senior Instructor to demonstrate the following skills in teaching the CYC: Foundations Course

  • Planning, teamwork, co-teaching, networking, & organizing skills.
  • Creating a transformational learning environment.
  • Creating engaging personalized presentations.
  • Facilitation of discussion, large group and classroom activities, experiential learning, between-class and review activities.
  • Group development & management.
  • Mentoring & skills coaching.
  • Conducting CYC certification testing & supporting certification completion.

Instructors who complete the Training of Trainers Course are granted Provisional Trainer Status until they have fully demonstrated their ability to competently teach the course and achieve Approved Trainer Status.  Fully approved instructors can teach the course in their organization, regional area, and (with special permission) outside of their area as part of the Academy national training team.

Graduates of the Training of Trainers course gain access to a wealth of resources available through the Academy and create relationships with others who are working nationally to advance the profession.

Certification testing and application processing fees at the CYC Professional level are included in the overall TOT costs for each trainer in most cases (not included for smaller TOT groups). Trainers who do not qualify at the CYC Professional level become certified at the CYC Entry or Associate levels.

Training can be arranged for your organization or area.