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Regional Professional Development Institutes

Looking for convenient and cost-effective training options? Look no further than ZERO TO THREE. We offer official training on many of our most popular curricula in convenient locations around the country (and around the world).

Continuing Education credits (CEs) are available for ZERO TO THREE training programs.

ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators™

Faculty Institute: Critical Competencies, Area 1: Supporting Social-Emotional Development

This one-day Institute provides a deep dive into the ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators™ Area 1: Supporting Social-Emotional Development. Participants will reflect on their current beliefs, knowledge, and practice guided by the Critical Competencies; identify, analyze, and begin applying understanding of the Critical Competencies that support social-emotional development in children and related instructional practices; and begin integrating the Critical Competencies model and resources into current and proposed courses and programs of study.

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Critical Competencies Coaching Program

The ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators™ Coaching Program supports and enriches coaches’ knowledge of and capacity to integrate the ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators into their direct practice with early childhood educators and program leaders. ZERO TO THREE Expert Faculty will guide a cohort of up to 35 coaches (or other TA providers, or program leaders responsible for coaching) through a program which equips them with strategies and resources to help their coachees reflect on, practice, and advance the Critical Competencies.

The program includes five components with a robust suite of e-resources:

  1. Cohort introductory web meeting (90 minutes)
  2. ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators Online Course (13 modules)
  3. ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators Regional Institute: 2-Day Training for Coaches
  4. Cohort wrap-up web meeting (90 minutes)
  5. Additional coaching support (faculty virtual office hours, and online coaches and adult educator communities)

Upcoming Offerings

Critical Competencies Coaching Program, Part 3: In-Person Training

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Official DC:0-5™ Training

Official DC:0-5™ training, delivered by ZERO TO THREE expert faculty, is designed for mental health clinicians, psychiatrists, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, and early intervention specialists whose work with infants, young children, and their families, involves diagnostic formulation and treatment.

Sessions fill up quickly, so make plans today.

Upcoming Offerings

Official DC:0-5™ Extended-Day Training in Budapest

When: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in advance of the 2019 PECMH Conference*
Where: Hegyvidéki Kulturális Szalon, Budapest, Törpe u. 2, 1124
Expert Faculty: Catarina Furmark, Clinical Psychologist
Who Should Attend: Clinicians from the fields of early childhood mental health, health and early intervention who are responsible for diagnosis or participate in diagnostic treatment teams.
Cost: $285 USD (does not include cost of DC:0-5™ manual which is required)

*Separate registration and fees required

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Official DC:0-5™ Training of Trainers in Florida*

When: May 15-16, 2019
Application Deadline: April 15

*Open only to those who have previously completed Official DC:0-5™ 2-Day or Extended-Day Training

How to Register

To register, you must first complete the ZERO TO THREE Certified Trainer: DC:0-5™ provisional certification application through the Learning Center:

  1. Log in/create an account on the ZERO TO THREE Learning Center.
  2. Select Apply/Renew under Trainer Certifications on your profile page.
  3. Click “Apply for ZERO TO THREE Certified Trainer: DC:0-5™.”
  4. Upload required documentation as instructed in application.

You are encouraged to download the DC:0-5™ Trainer Certification Overview to help you confirm you meet the provisional certification criteria, and are ready to provide documentation of meeting it. You will receive application status updates from the Learning Center.

Official DC:0-5™ Extended-Day Training in Michigan

When: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Where: AgroLiquid Conference Center 3055 W. M-21, St. Johns, MI 48879 Time: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm Trainer: Kathy Mulrooney Cost: $359 (does not include cost of DC:0-5™ manual, which is required). Michigan residents will receive a discounted price.*
Registration will be open to Michigan residents only until June 2* Registration will be open for non-Michigan residents from June 3–July 7

*Coming soon

The Growing Brain Training of Trainers

This innovative training curriculum 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 comprehensive understanding of how the brain develops, along with ways the provider can encourage healthy brain development in children from birth to 5 years old. Find out more.

Upcoming Offerings

The Growing Brain Training of Trainers

When: June 11-12, 2019 Where: ZERO TO THREE Office – Washington, DC

How to Register

To register, you must first complete the ZERO TO THREE Certified Trainer: The Growing Brain provisional certification application through the Learning Center:

  1. Log in/create an account on the ZERO TO THREE Learning Center.
  2. Select Apply/Renew under Trainer Certifications on your profile page.
  3. Click “Apply for ZERO TO THREE Certified Trainer: Growing Brain”.

You are encouraged to download the Trainer Certification Overview: The Growing Brain to help you confirm you meet the provisional certification criteria, and are ready to provide documentation of meeting it. You will receive application status updates from the Learning Center; approved applicants will be notified of upcoming The Growing Brain training of trainers events, with a direct link for registration.


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