Center for Early Learning Professionals

Center for Early Learning Professionals

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Fall Professional Development is Here!

The Center has released a new line-up of online PD opportunities for all early learning professionals — administrators, teachers, teacher assistants, and family child care providers. Click on the links below to see our complete list of Fall PD. Classes begin on September 22nd!

PD Offerings for Administrators

Promoting Teachers’ Professional Growth: The Role of the Education Coordinator
Explore the many roles of an education coordinator: supervisor, coach, and education leader. This series will focus on developing a supervision plan for individual staff members, creating Individual Professional Development Plans to promote staff growth and development, and creating a positive, professional work environment for all.

Creating an Employee Handbook
Having a thorough employee handbook provides a streamlined on-boarding process for new hires. Writing an employee handbook is quite an undertaking. What sort of content should be included? This mini-series will walk through what an employee handbook is, offer tips on how to write one, and give you an idea of what to include.

PD for Teachers and Teacher Assistants

Family Engagement: Culturally Responsive Approach
Explore strategies for building strong relationships with families and engaging them in their children’s development and learning. We will also discuss implicit bias, what it is, and how it impacts our interactions with families.

New! Introduction to CLASS Pre-K: High Quality Interactions
This series is designed to help preschool teachers learn more about evidence-based practice that supports high-quality teacher-child interactions as defined in the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS).  Teachers will learn effective strategies for supporting children’s development and learning.

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