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Resources for Early Childhood Leaders

Explore the professional development resources that ZERO TO THREE offers in support of you and the crucial work you do on behalf of infants and toddlers.

We’re committed to helping you grow as an early childhood leader. The following cost-effective and convenient tools, resources, and trainings are designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge you need as you strive to ensure the infants and toddlers in your care reach their full potential.

Professional Development & Workforce Innovations

ZERO TO THREE’s Professional Development is dedicated to developing pioneering products and services for the early childhood community. Take your team to the next level! We provide customized, competency-based professional development and technical assistance to individuals, organizations, and agencies – more than 25,000 professionals each year, worldwide.

Benefit from Our Cross-Disciplinary Approach

ZERO TO THREE’s programs support professionals working in diverse settings, including:

  • Center- and family-based early childhood education
  • Home visiting
  • Infant and early childhood mental health
  • Early intervention
  • Parent education
  • Foster care and the judicial system
  • Libraries, museums, and other settings that promote positive experiences for young children and their families

The ZERO TO THREE Learning Center

Explore, enroll, learn, record.

The ZERO TO THREE Learning Center offers the convenience of a mobile-friendly system that gives teams, counties, and systems the power of professional development in the palm of their hands.

With online learning options ranging from multi-day courses to one-hour webinars, and topics ranging from STEM to brain development to early childhood and infant mental health, the ZERO TO THREE Learning Center aims to help you build system capacity.

ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators™

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The ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators™ suite of professional development products and services helps educators build the essential knowledge and skills they need, in flexible and user-friendly formats.


The Critical Competencies:

  • Describe the recommended teaching methods and practices with easily understood guidance and examples
  • Feature considerations for working with high-needs populations and multi-language learners
  • Support educators who work in group settings (center-based and family child care homes) with infants, toddlers, or both
  • Build on professional criteria for the early childhood field

The Growing Brain

This innovative training focuses on giving trainers evidence-informed strategies with which to prepare early childhood providers for their vital role in building healthy brains. The curriculum fills a unique niche by providing a toolkit of how the brain develops, along with ways the provider can encourage healthy brain development in children from birth to 5 years old.




ZERO TO THREE Membership

Connect to Community. Connect to Education. Connect to Resources.

Whether you are new to the field or have many years’ experience, the ZERO TO THREE member community is where you belong. Grow your personal and professional identities alongside early childhood professionals from all disciplines.

Take advantage of the following benefits at no cost as a ZERO TO THREE member:

  • Unlimited live virtual events presented by experts on topics critical to your work, and a library of recorded events to access at your convenience
  • Extensive network of professionals
  • Subscription to the ZERO TO THREE Journal
  • Monthly and bi-monthly newsletters offering the latest research and best practice
  • Exclusive online tools and resources

Also receive discounts to the ZERO TO THREE Annual Conference, the ZERO TO THREE Bookstore, CEUs, and more.

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