Kennebec Valley Community College is offering the opportunity to earn a Childcare Provider Foundations badge online. The free training gives childcare providers knowledge of foundational practices necessary to respond to COVID-19.

Providers who complete the training will learn core skills to operate childcare facilities while COVID-19 continues to circulate. Competencies include screening for symptoms, managing a child who becomes ill, safe pickup and drop-off procedures and protocols for communicating with staff and parents. Providers will also learn ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in their classrooms.

For more information and to register, phone Elizabeth Fortin at 453-5858 or visit