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Professional Development Opportunities for Early Learning Teachers

The following are upcoming professional development opportunities:

CSU Channel Islands Dual Language Learner Courses

CSU Channel Islands is offering an undergraduate two-course sequence through Extended University for early educators who work in licensed California childcare programs and serve young dual language learners. Enrollment is open for EDUC 490 for the Spring 2020 semester. Options include: online and blended (both in-person and online), English and Spanish.

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Outdoor Classroom Project’s annual conference: “The Foundation of Natural Outdoor Classrooms: Gifts of Respect, Time, and Love”

Learn how using respect, time, and love in implementing the Outdoor Classroom cultivates Whole-Child Education, promoting rich learning in an atmosphere of joy. Whatever your level of experience or education, you will find workshops and activities that inform and inspire you! This all day event takes place at the Outdoor Classroom Project® Model Site in La Canada, CA .

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Monday, January 27, 2020
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

English Learners in the TK and Preschool Classroom: Strategies that Work

The Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) presents a three-part “English Learners in the TK and Preschool Classroom: Strategies that Work” training series, led by the TALLK Project, which will provide TK and preschool educators with five research-based strategies that not only develop language, but also build an inclusive and culturally responsive classroom.

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Feb. 3-5, 2020

First 5 CA’s 2020 Child Health, Education, and Care Summit

Attend First 5 California’s Summit “Equity in Action: Elevating Children, Families, and California’s Workforce,” happening in Irvine, CA from Feb. 3-5, 2020, and hear from an impressive line-up of speakers, including California State Superintendent Tony Thurmond, Dr. Patricia K. Kuhl, California’s first-ever Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, and many others. Early Edge will be presenting with our partners Advancement Project and Dr. Marlene Zepeda on Ensuring Equity in Early Learning and Care through the Dual Language Learner (DLL) Policy Platform. 

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March 6 and March 7, 2020

San Diego County Office of Education’s 17th Annual Early Years Conference

This two-day professional learning event for Early Learning Educators and Family Child Care providers working with children from birth to five is presented by the San Diego County Office of Education’s (SDCOE) Early Education Programs and Services department. The theme for the 2020 conference is Integrating STEAM into the Early Childhood Education Setting.

If you are interested in presenting at the conference, you can submit a proposal by September 27th.

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New Online Module from NAEYC: Serious Fun!

Expand your knowledge of guided play! This self-paced online module is based on NAEYC’s newest publication, Serious Fun: How Guided Play Extends Children’s Learning, and offers guidance on ways to incorporate meaningful play opportunities into rigorous and developmentally appropriate classroom practices.

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California Department of Education Streaming Video Collection

The ELCD is excited to announce the launch of the California Department of Education Streaming Video Collection, an online streaming video subscription service. Users may now access the companion videos for California’s educational resources on one simple platform.

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Zero to Three Learning Center

The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Prevention Services Administration is excited to announce a new series of FREE and convenient training opportunities for the Birth to Five community! These webinars are the result of collaborative efforts between DMH and Zero to Three, to raise awareness and develop a shared knowledge about the unique and universal principles of working with the Birth to Five community. 

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The California Preschool Development Grant (PDG) 

The PDG is piloting self-paced training modules designed specifically for early learning providers and hosted entirely online in a mobile-friendly format. These asynchronous modules provide early childhood professionals with maximum flexibility in enhancing their skills through high-impact, job-embedded activities.

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