The Center for Early Learning Professionals offers a wide range of professional development (PD) services and resources to Rhode Island’s early learning community. Our website is designed to help you find the information you need that is relevant to your role.
To help you navigate the website, here is a brief description of each of the six tabs in the menu on the right side of this page:
Center Offerings. Peruse our extensive catalogue of current and upcoming PD series and register for the offering that best aligns with your professional development goals.
Professional Development Approval Process. Learn about two options for obtaining PD approval – one for trainers and a second for participants – and access the application forms and scoring rubrics.
Center Approved PD for the Early Learning Community. Discover a listing of community-based PD opportunities that are aligned with state standards. Using the information provided, contact the presenter for details about each session.
Workforce Knowledge and Competencies Online Modules. Learn about Rhode Island’s Workforce Knowledge and Competency Frameworks for center-based and family child care educators. Understand how to use the WKCs to create your Individual Professional Development Plan and advance your career.
Health and Safety Online Modules. View these online learning modules to meet state requirements for completing an approved health and safety training. Choose from a set of modules designed for center-based educators and a set of modules for license exempt child care providers. Learn basic information about health and safety practices, and complete the online survey to receive a certificate of completion.
RIDE Child Assessment Modules. Advance your knowledge and skills in child assessment by completing three learning modules developed by the RI Department of Education. Increase your understanding of RI’s vision for quality child assessment practices, and engage in a self-assessment exercise to earn an additional PD hour.