(Minnesota) Eager to Learn: For People Who Care For Children

"Eager to Learn is an innovative, community based, e-learning program of the Minnesota Child Care Resource & Referral Network.  Our courses are designed to provide quality, accessible, educational opportunities for people who care for children. A leader in the field, Eager-to-Learn is built upon several decades of research supporting the effectiveness and universal reach of the online learning model. Making the most of the new ways technology brings us together, the program never strays from the timeless ideals of the classroom, including community building and communication. Our thriving community of trained professionals offers courses covering a wide range of topics which focus on children from birth to age 12."  - Eager to Learn

Example of Course Titles for Caregivers:

  • Understanding Floor Time
  • Creative Curriculum for Family Child Care
  • ABC's of Obesity
  • Family Child Care Record Keeping
  • Go Green Rating Scale - How to Go Green

Example of Course Titles for Directors and Administrators:

  • Cost of Quality
  • Essential Management Skills
  • Marketing Beyond the Yellow Pages and Classifieds
  • Financial Reporting
  • Planning for Individual Professional Development of Teachers: The Director's Role

Course Schedule: http://www.eagertolearn.org/CourseSchedule/Index
Website Homepage: http://www.eagertolearn.org/Default.aspx
For Directors and Administrators: http://www.eagertolearn.org/Content/Directors/Index.aspx


Samantha Marshall, M.A.

Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on ChildCareInfo.com is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building ChildCareInfo.com.