Center for Early Learning Professionals

Center for Early Learning Professionals

What's New in the ECE Community

PD from URI and from NCASE

New Self-Paced Online BRIDGE-RI Course Authored by University of Rhode Island
Alisa Baron PhD, CCC-SLP and Vanessa Harwood PhD, CCC-SLP from the University of Rhode Island have teamed up to create the third course in BRIDGE-RI for the Early Childhood Language and Literacy Development Series titled, “Early Language and Literacy Development during the Preschool Years: Applications for Early Childhood Educators”.
The series is intended to inform and support early learning providers and educators in their understanding of language development and literacy readiness in 0-5 year olds with the end goal of facilitating high quality education and academic success. For more information, contact Mary L. Spencer (

Business Practices for Out-of-School Time Child Care Webinar from National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment
This interactive webinar, hosted by the Office of Child Care’s National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) and National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (NCECQA), will highlight tips and resources to help child care providers serving school-age children build or enhance their business practices and create more sustainable Out-of-School Time (OST) programs. Select this web link to register for the webinar. Contact the NCASE team at with any questions.