The following are upcoming professional development opportunities:
Wednesday, March 3rd from 4-5pm (PST)
Padres en la Pandemia
You’re invited to join Indigenuos Circle of Wellness for a webinar on Wednesday, March 3rd from 4-5pm (PST) to help childcare providers support parents during COVID times. Gain strategies and tips to help parents manage uncertainty and stress.
Wednesday, February 24th from 10:00 – 11:00am PST
Black Parents’ Experience of COVID-19: Trauma, Policy Opportunities, and Finding Joy
Child Trends (a leading research organization focused exclusively on improving the lives of children and youth, especially those who are most vulnerable) is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, February 24th from 10-11am PST addressing how the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted Black families. Join Black policy leaders, researchers, and parents to learn more about the policies needed for healing and bringing about equitable systems and personal approaches to finding joy.
PBS SoCal Family Math Workshops – Crystal Stairs
Join PBS SoCal for a series of Family Math workshops for parents and caregivers with children ages 2-6. During the workshops, we will share tools and resources to confidently explore math at home. (In English and Spanish).
January – April 2021
REL West Event Series: Joyful Reading at School and Home
Join REL West for a free webinar series on storybook reading, culturally affirming instruction, and connecting with parents and families. This four-part series is designed to help PreK–1st grade educators:
- Learn a routine for storybook reading
- Explore ideas for creating school-to-home connections
- Extend storybook reading to creative expression activities
Who should attend? PreK, Kindergarten, and First Grade teachers, and the educators who support them.
January 2021 – December 2021
Online Course: LMU-CEEL’s Teaching Academic Spanish in Grades Pre-K through 12 Certificate Program
Loyola Marymount University’s Center for Equity for English Learners (LMU-CEEL) has opened the registration for a one-year program is delivered completely in Spanish and was developed for Spanish speakers who are teachers in bilingual/dual language programs. CEEL has been responsive to the current needs of educators and students in our nation, and has incorporated adaptations in their courses to support teachers during distance/hybrid teaching.
Learn more about our upcoming Teaching Academic Spanish in Grades Pre K-12 Certificate Program Cohort.
Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA) On-Line Professional Development Opportunities
QSLA compiled a list of FREE, on-line, professional development trainings that early learning educators and administrators can access to support with their required 21 hours of PD for QSLA. All trainings are either recorded directly in the CA ECE Workforce Registry or provide certificates that can be submitted to the Registry to count towards PD hours.
Support Dual Language Learners Throughout the Pandemic — Promising Practices
Thanks to a new CDE Dual Language Learner Professional Development grant, SEAL is launching a new virtual PD series to Support Dual Language Learners throughout the pandemic! This Professional Learning Series for preschool educators is designed to increase system capacity and to improve educator effectiveness. The four topic-based learning summit sessions will discuss partnering with families, addressing complex oral language development, providing children with interesting complex text, and making language “visible”.
On Demand Webinar
Elevating the Role of Cultural Responsiveness in Effective Teaching Practices
Join the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning to explore research related to the role of culturally responsive materials and practices in high quality instructional interactions. They will discuss the value of making authentic connections between concepts that children are learning and their home language and culture. They will also share examples of how to elevate instructional interactions with culturally authentic and relevant connections to support early learning in all domains.
Training is available On Demand (1hour and 15 minutes)
The Center for Equity for English Learners (CEEL) at Loyola Marymount University Professional Learning Programs
For over 10 years, CEEL has offered certificate programs of study for teachers and leaders working with English Learners and Dual Language Learners. They provide innovative distance learning courses designed for educators working in grades PreK-12.
- Teaching in Transitional Kindergarten and Early Childhood Settings Certificate Program
October 2020 – May 2021
- Teaching Academic Spanish in Grades Pre-K through 12 Certificate Program
January 2021 – December 2021
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
The ZERO TO THREE Learning Center offers a wide range of competency-based, research-driven professional development options for the early childhood workforce.
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.