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Professional Development Opportunities for Early Learning Teachers – 2019

The following are upcoming professional development opportunities:

September 23, 2019 • 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

4th ANNUAL VIVIAN WEINSTEIN LEADERSHIP DAY: Best Practices in Early Childhood

Presented by the Infant Development Association of California. Location: The California Endowment, Los Angeles, CA 

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September 26, 2019 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

QPI Quality Journey Orientation

Learn about how you can participate in the Quality Preschool Initiative (QPI), San Diego’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). The Quality Journey is designed to help center directors and program administrators continually improve the quality of their programs and achieve high-quality ratings within that system.

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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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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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September 19, 2019

LMU Professional Development Certificate

Loyola Marymount University’s Center for Equity for English Learners (CEEL) is offering a PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE in Transitional Kindergarten/Early Childhood Education. The next course “Using Assessment to Support Early Learning and Development in TK/ECE” begins on September 19, 2019. Enrollment information is below.

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