Professional Development Opportunities in Early Development and Learning

Any provider who touches the lives of infants and young children needs to have a solid grasp of infant and early childhood development and understand the latest research around brain development and learning.

Take advantage of these exceptional professional development opportunities in early development and learning based on the latest research and best practices.

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Training Topics

*Courses are available in Spanish

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    Coaching and Engaging Families in Early Intervention Services

    In this session, participants will learn more about a parent coaching model, which offers a means to build parents’ confidence and competence in the context of home visits.

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    Supporting Dual-Language Learners*

    This session discusses the science of dual language development and identifies evidence-based strategies for supporting dual or multi-language development.

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    Foundations of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

    This session addresses a wide range of areas from the historical foundations of infant and early childhood mental health, importance of attachment, building relationships, and responsive caregiving a…

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    Building Collaborative Relationships With Families

    This session supports relationship building with families by helping professionals to define and practice active listening skills, explore the parallel process, and the importance of reflection.

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    Brain Development*

    This session will provide participants with a vital understanding of brain development and how to actively support its development.

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    Infants and Young Children With Special Needs

    This session will focus on supporting families and providers in their relationships with young children with special needs.

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    Responding to Challenging Behaviors in Infants and Toddlers

    This session will present skills and strategies to help participants learn how to respond effectively to challenging behaviors in infants and toddlers.

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    Understanding Temperament*

    In this session participants will define temperament and temperament characteristics, and explore the link between temperament and "goodness of fit."

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    Early Language and Literacy Development*

    This session will share current research and practical applications for supporting language and literacy development in very young children.

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    Trauma and Toxic Stress*

    This session shares the science behind trauma and toxic stress and strategies for supporting very young children and their families when they have a traumatic experience.

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    Trauma-Informed Practice

    This session provides an overview of interventions which incorporate the lens of trauma or chronic/toxic stress to achieve trauma-informed practice.

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    Foundations of School Readiness*

    This session will explore the foundations of school readiness by identifying the core information about how children develop school readiness skills and discuss strategies for parents and professiona…

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    Supporting Early Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Skills With Infants, Toddlers and Their Families

    In this session participants will learn more about introducing STEM concepts and skills into early childhood settings.

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    Social and Emotional Development*

    This session will provide participants the understanding of what healthy social-emotional development is, its importance to later learning, and specific ways to support healthy social-emotional devel…

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    Importance of Play

    This session will define play, review stages of play, and discuss strategies participants can use during their interactions with young children to support learning through play.

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    Factors That Affect Attachment*

    This session defines secure attachment and explores the factors that influence it.

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    Cultural Context for Parenting and Early Childhood*

    Participants in this session will gain an understanding of how their own cultural lens plays a role in their ability to serve the diversity of families they work with.