The following are upcoming professional development opportunities:
April – May 2020
TeachingStrategies* Webinar Series
Best Practices for Early Childhood Education Continuity
A free, live webinar series to support early childhood educators during these unprecedented times. Please join us for all sessions that support your needs.
Spring 2020- Update
Language Learning Project Online Leadership Orientation
June 10, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (PST)
Due to the concerns regarding Coronavirus COVID-19, the Language Learning Project Leadership Orientations originally planned for in-person meetings will now be delivered online.
The Leadership Orientation is designed to disseminate a Dual Language Learner Toolkit to agencies and communities across California providing guidance on serving young Dual Language Learners and their families.
San Diego Quality Preschool Initiative (QPI)
The San Diego Quality Preschool Initiative (QPI) offers professional development opportunities for preschool, infant, toddler, and transitional kindergarten teachers including administrators, and family childcare providers. QPI offers workshops centered around assessment and screening, curriculum and instruction, family engagement, and leadership.
The CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers tools on child development that can be customized with local contact information for early care and education programs. The CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” website offers free resources for early educators on monitoring children’s developmental milestones.
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.
Zero to Three Learning Center
Zero to Three (ZTT) is offering a Training of the Facilitators through its Mindfulness in Early Childhood Initiative. The cohort-based, community of practice style learning experience will begin this year. Access their free resource, Getting Started with Mindfulness: A Toolkit for Early Childhood Organizations, and learn more about the professional development series.
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.