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Tamara Christofferson

PDS III

BELGRADE, MT Region 4 Region CCR&R: Child Care Connections

Professional Development Specialist/Trainer (406) 587-7786

Miles willing to travel
200
Time of day
Both
Schedule Availability
Both
Primary Language
English

Trainer Credentials

I have been in the Early Childhood field for over 30 years. I have had a family and group home and taught and directed a center. I have been a PDS since 2000 and have taught many classes covering all of the domains in the knowledge base for my staff, other center staff and CCC. Some of my highlights in my teaching have been conducting workshops at MTAEYC conference, and regional ACSI conference in Portland, OR. Currently, I am a Provider Support Specialist for CCC, specializing in assisting new providers through the licensing process. I teach the orientation classes for Child Care Connections each month and am able to teach the Montana Preschool Course and Infant/Toddler Course when needed. I teach other classes regularly as well for CCC. I have been an American Red Cross Instructor since 2000, and am also a CDA PDS. I love sharing my experience, and expertise in early childhood with EC professionals and seeing their growth in the early education field.

Age Group Expertise

Infants (0 through 18 months) Toddlers (19 through 35 months) Preschoolers (36 months through entry to school) Elementary (K through 5th grade) Adults

Knowledge Base Content Area

  • Diversity
  • Health and Well-being
  • Child Growth & Development
  • Environmental Design
  • Child Guidance
  • Family & Community Partnerships
  • Program Management
  • Curriculum
  • Observation, Documentation, and Assessment
  • Professionalism
  • Personal Dispositions

Approved To Teach

CPR/First Aid MT Preschool Teacher Education

Additional Training

Adult Learning I Adult Learning II

Higher Education

Bachelor's Degree
University of Northern Iowa
Early Childhood Education

Additional Credentials

Montana Infant/Toddler Certification