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.
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.
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.
March 28, 2020
Engaging Children through Stories, Science, and Playful Exploration
The Southern California Chapter of the California Association for the Education of Young Children is offering a workshop, “Engaging Children through Stories, Science, and Playful Exploration,” on March 28 at The Japanese Garden in Van Nuys, CA. Take advantage of Early Bird pricing now through February 22!
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.