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Virtual Professional Development

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).


At ZERO TO THREE, the health and safety of our early childhood professional community, including our faculty, is paramount. ZERO TO THREE has decided, out of an abundance of caution, to temporarily suspend travel for our faculty and discourage the social convening of individuals through in-person training to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

As needed, in-person training events are being rescheduled or conducted virtually through synchronous online learning. For more information regarding an upcoming event, please revisit this site for updates, or reach out to us at Thank you for your cooperation during this unprecedented global event.

ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators™

Critical Competencies Micro Training-of-Trainers

New in 2021, the Micro-ToTs offer the unique opportunity to become a badged trainer in one, two, or all three areas of the Critical Competencies. Build your organization’s capacity to support infant and toddler educators. ZERO TO THREE faculty will guide a cohort of up to 15 trainers through an intensive five-part virtual training for each Critical Competencies Area. Trainers can choose to complete one or all three Critical Competencies areas.

  • Area 1: Supporting Social-Emotional Development
  • Area 2: Supporting Cogitative Development
  • Area 3: Supporting Language & Literacy Development

Participant Manuals are required for participants in any Critical Competencies training delivered by ZERO TO THREE certified and badged trainers. Trainers have the option to purchase the manuals for their training attendees or let attendees purchase the manuals through ZERO TO THREE. Bulk discounts are available.

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Critical Competencies Coaching Program

Transform teacher-child interactions! Build coaches’ capacity to integrate the ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators™ model and resources into current and potential coaching plans, curriculum, and strategies.

ZERO TO THREE Expert Faculty guide a cohort of coaches (or other TA providers, or program leaders responsible for coaching) through an intensive program that equips them with strategies and resources to help their coachees reflect on, practice, and advance the Critical Competencies.

We now offer two options, virtual and hybrid approaches, for individuals or organizations to access the Coaching Program. Both the virtual and hybrid programs include five components with a robust suite of e-resources:

  1. ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators Online Course (13 modules)
  2. Orientation web meeting (75 minutes)
  3. ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators (in-person or virtual) 2-Day Coaches Seminar
  4. Cohort wrap-up web meeting (75 minutes)
  5. Additional coaching support (faculty virtual office hours, and online coaches and adult educator communities)

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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.

This virtual training is composed of three sessions. Participants must attend all three sessions, independently review a case report and create a diagnostic summary between sessions 2 and 3, and have the DC:0-5 Manual at each session.

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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.

Our newly designed virtual training of trainers combines live online events and self-study to support your journey towards becoming a ZERO TO THREE certified trainer of the Growing Brain curriculum. Consult 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.

Our virtual learning environment provides you with a variety of independent and small group learning experiences. You will engage in a guided self-study of the curriculum, have in-depth discussions about content with a ZERO TO THREE faculty, brainstorm with other adult educators about strategies for delivery, and create activities that meet the learning needs of the early childhood professionals you support!

The Growing Brain Virtual Training of Trainers (ToT) has four parts:

  1. Pre-recorded ToT Orientation– At your convenience, guided by our expert faculty, orient yourself to the Growing Brain training manual and resources, and learn about the ToT activities in the week to come
  2. Complete a Guided Self Study– Dive deep into the curriculum with expert faculty guidance. Explore the content and begin to plan for engaging your participants in the curriculum.
  3. Join Live Webinars and our ZERO TO THREE Growing Brain ToT Online Learning Community – join ZERO TO THREE’s expert faculty as they lead you and other trainers in an exploration of the Growing Brain curriculum via live webinars. Continue your conversations online in your cohort’s private online discussion forum. Gain insights and expertise about the content and activities from the expert faculty and trainers across the country while contributing to a shared understanding of how to effectively deliver The Growing Brain.
  4. Join a Live Wrap-Up Meeting– Learn about the next steps in your journey to becoming a ZERO TO THREE certified trainer, participate in Q/A, and most importantly contribute to and learn from others in an online facilitated learning community event titled, Wonderings. In this learning experience, you will have the opportunity to ask as well as answer the important questions that support you and your cohort in effectively delivering the Growing Brain curriculum.

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