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LEARN with ZERO TO THREE is the leader in continuous learning and professional development opportunities for early childhood professionals.

From online training programs to immersive, in-person learning experiences like our annual early childhood conference, our wide range of early childhood professional development offerings are developed by instructors with real-world experience in the early childhood field.

We’ve been there. We know what challenges lie ahead. And we can give you the guidance you need to crush your career goals.

LEARN Conference

Uniting the most inventive minds in the early childhood sector.

In a world brimming with pressing social challenges, the ZERO TO THREE LEARN Conference brings together forward-thinking early childhood professionals for 2-days where we will challenge our thinking and become the driving force behind lasting change.

Level Up Your Team

Need group training? We can help. 

Experience the power of quality practice together – with group training courses designed to challenge, inspire and support your team to implement your learning.  Tell us your needs and we’ll start on a custom plan to help you meet your goals.

Training Schedule

NEW: The Critical Competencies Webinar Series

Babies are ready to learn. Are you ready to support them?

Price: $99 | Member Price: $79

In this four-part series based on our foundational ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators™ curriculum, participants will learn to:  
  • Identify the key role that adults play in the development and well-being of infants and toddlers 
  • Explain how the ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators™ support 3 areas of learning and development (social-emotional, cognitive, and language & literacy) 
  • Recall specific strategies they can use in interactions with infants and toddlers to promote equity and inclusion. 

NEW: Building Foundations: Implementing ZERO TO THREE's Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Guiding Principles

Enhance your understanding of the ZERO TO THREE IECMH Guiding Principles in this four part series

Price: $99 | Member Price: $79

Get your feet wet (or refresh yourself) with the basics of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH). Then, dive in deeper with us as we unpack ZERO TO THREE’s new IECMH Guiding Principles. Each virtual training provides 90 minutes of exploration and reflection, equipping you with concrete considerations for application in your practice.  

Webinar #1: An introduction to IECMH Theories & Principles

Webinar #2: Equity, Culture, and Policy

Webinar #3: Relationships, Well-Being, and Individuality

Webinar #4: Quality, Access, and Reflective Practice
September 18, 2024

DC:0—5™: Clinical Training

Dive into the latest scientific findings and clinical research in infant and early childhood mental health.

Price: $549 | Member Price: $524

Deepen your understanding of the DC:0–5™ Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood with a comprehensive review of the indispensable guide, straight from the source. 

Join a cohort of clinicians, pediatricians, early interventionists, nurse practitioners and other professionals to:

  • Analyze the importance of using a developmentally sensitive, relationship-based and contextually grounded and empirically supported system of diagnostic classification with children from birth through 5 years old through real-world scenarios and case examples
  • Uplevel your ability to approach diagnosis from an Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health perspective
  • Closely examine the significance of a multiaxial approach for children with mental health and developmental disorders in infancy and early childhood 

Just Announced: DC:0—5 Clinical Training at LEARN Conference

July 29—30, 2024 | Long Beach, California

Price: $549 | Member Price: $524
Faculty: Noelle Hause
Faciltator: Katrina Macasaet

Set the stage for your professional leap by joining us for an exclusive, in-person DC:0—5™: Clinical Training before the ZERO TO THREE LEARN Conference begins.

Critical Competencies: Coaching Program

Transform everyday teacher-child interactions into meaningful learning moments.

Price: $1299 | Member Price: $1274

The ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators™ Coaching Program is designed to support and enrich coaches’ knowledge of and capacity to integrate the Critical Competencies into their work with educators and program leaders. 

In this 5-part training program, Coaches will:

  • Reflect on coaching practice that supports infant-toddler educators’ use of interactions that support social-emotional, cognitive, and language and literacy development 
  • Discover proven coaching strategies – preparing you to deliver, incorporate, or leverage the Critical Competencies model into your work supporting infant-toddler educators
  • Unlock exclusive resources and tools; including handouts, manuals and multimedia assets with planning tools specific to adult educator roles

The Growing Brain Basics: Webinar Series

Discover how to build better brains from the bottom up.

Price: $99 | Member Price: $74

In this four-part webinar series, you’ll uncover essential strategies and meaningful next steps to creating quality interactions with infants and toddlers so that you can become the brain builder you were born to be.

  • Brain Basics: how the brain grows and develops from conception to 5 years old and how to support healthy brain development
  • Cognitive Development: language and executive function and how these skills are heavily intertwined
  • Social-Emotional Development and Understanding Behavior: how relationships and attachment affect development and behavior
  • Everyday Play: how play builds children’s capacities in all areas of development

The Growing Brain: Training-of-Trainers

Nurture better brain development, one experience at a time.

Price: $549 | Member Price: $524

This innovative early childhood professional development  program provides trainers with practical strategies to support early childhood professionals in creating environments and interactions that foster positive brain development.

Participants will learn skills and strategies for: 

  • Teaching early childhood professionals about brain development (architecture and neurobiology) to inform their practice
  • Supporting language, cognition, prosocial behavior and social-emotional development
  • Reducing toxic stress that can negatively influence the brain development of very young children

Members Get More

Log in with your ZERO TO THREE Membership Account to unlock instant savings on all our early childhood professional development offerings.

Manage your learning history, download certifications and badges, and access over 100 hours of high-quality recordings on the topics you want for the professional development and CEUs you need, available anytime in a self-paced mobile-friendly online format. And remember—as a ZERO TO THREE Member, you can access our free monthly virtual events, too.

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