Center-Approved PD

The Center is pleased to offer this valuable “in-time” resource to help you select high-quality training opportunities that align with your professional development goals.

Search the listings below to find:

  • in-person workshop sessions facilitated by local trainers
  • online PD modules developed by national organizations, such as the Office of Head Start, NAEYC, and Better Kid Care

If an online PD session does not include a certificate of completion and you want documentation for your records, you can submit a Training Verification Form to the Center. All of the opportunities listed are approved by the Center to meet state child care licensing requirements.

The Center updates these listings monthly—check back regularly to see the latest entries!

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The Nuts and Bolts of Developmental Screening–online

3 PD hours Child Assessment

Developmental delays, learning disorders, and behavioral and social-emotional problems are estimated to affect 1 in every 6 children. Only 20% to 30% of these children are identified as needing help before kindergarten, meaning the vast majority miss out on the benefits of early intervention. Because early educators spend so much time with children, they are in a great position to change this. The Nuts and Bolts of Developmental Screening covers the importance of developmental monitoring and developmental screening, as well as how to monitor, choose a screening tool, talk with parents, use screening results in the classroom, and more. Participants will practice monitoring and will do a thorough review of multiple screening tools.

Organization Website Email
Quality Assist, Inc. https://www.quorumlearning.com/ Help@QuorumLearning.com

Building Resilience After Natural Disasters–online

3 PD hours Development and Learning, Physical and Mental Health, Safety, and Wellness

While some people easily bounce back from adversity brought on by a natural disaster, others struggle to overcome the experience and its aftereffects. Resilience – the ability to adapt or recover from a traumatic event – can be learned during childhood or later in adulthood. Building Resilience After a Natural Disaster is a two-part course: Part I addresses how traumatic events affect the physiological and mental well-being of adults, how resilience support well-being, and how to strengthen one’s resilience. Part II provides information on how to support children after natural disasters, including recognizing when a child might need extra help recovering, and building resilience to improve their ability to “bounce back” throughout life.

Organization Website Email
Quality Assist, Inc. https://www.quorumlearning.com Help@QuorumLearning.com

Learning Every Day Through the Senses

2 PD hours Curriculum, Development and Learning, Family Engagement

This course offers an overview of the principles, concepts, and foundations of infant/toddler development; it concentrates on how caregivers can enhance sensory development and provide modifications for infants, toddlers, and twos who need additional supports. This course provides training suitable for teachers working with students from infancy to kindergarten.

Organization Registration Link Email
Quality Assist, Inc. http://www.quorumlearning.com Help@QuorumLearning.com

Active Minds/Active Bodies Part 2: Continuing the Journey — Helping Children Benefit from a Focus on Physical Activity and Nutrition

2 PD hours Physical and Mental Health, Safety, and Wellness

This training is the second part of my first Active Minds/Active Bodies workshop. Its purpose is to help participants continue their work in integrating both physical activities and nutritional activities into their daily routines.

Organization Contact Email
Education Consultant Tracy Cheney, M. Ed. tlcheney2@gmail.com

Juggling Act — Schedules, Routines, and Transitions

4 PD hours Curriculum, Development and Learning

Connect consistent, balanced schedules, routines, and transitions to enhance children’s emotional and social competence skills. Accomplish these connections through analysis of classroom challenges and plans for necessary changes. This course provides training suitable for individuals working within a learning environment designed for students from infancy to kindergarten.

Organization Registration Link Email
Quality Assist, Inc. http://www.quorumlearning.com Help@QuorumLearning.com

Creating a Responsive and Supportive Environment for ALL Children

2 PD hours Curriculum, Development and Learning

Creating a responsive and supportive environment includes many elements: designing effective physical spaces that match the developmental needs of the children, selecting and using appropriate materials, creating a structure of the day through a consistent schedule and routine, and sending positive messages through positive relationships.

Organization Contact Email
Education Consultant Tracy Cheney, M. Ed. tlcheney2@gmail.com

Teacher Leadership

3 PD hours Leadership and Program Management, Professionalism

In every preschool, there are teachers whose vision extends beyond their own classrooms—even beyond their own teams or programs. They recognize that a child’s experiences depend not only on interaction with individual teachers, but also on curriculum choices, program culture, and community engagement. This awareness drives these teachers to want to influence programmatic decisions. They experience professional restlessness. Sometimes through their own initiative and sometimes because of a formal process, these teachers find ways to become teacher leaders. Through interactive learning activities, group discussion forums, multimedia learning experiences, and reflective writing exercises, participants will learn to identify the skills, dispositions, and knowledge necessary to become effective teacher leaders.

Organization Registration Link Email
Quality Assist, Inc. http://www.quorumlearning.com Help@QuorumLearning.com

Oh, The Places You’ll Go: Social Studies in the Early Childhood Classroom — Learning about People and Places

2 PD hours Curriculum, Development and Learning

For young children, learning about social studies begins with children making friends, building upon emerging social-emotional skills, and then grows to exploring the local community and beyond. This training will explore the various components that make up a developmentally appropriate social studies curriculum and help teachers with their implementation.

Organization Contact Email
Education Consultant Tracy Cheney, M. Ed. tlcheney2@gmail.com

Active Minds/Active Bodies Part 3: Extending the Journey Further — Helping Children Benefit from a Focus on Physical Activity and Nutrition

2 PD hours Physical and Mental Health, Safety, and Wellness

This training is the third training of my first two Active Minds/Active Bodies workshops. The purpose of this training is to further help participants continue their work of integrating both physically active learning opportunities and nutritional activities into their daily routines on an ongoing basis.

Organization Contact Email
Education Consultant Tracy Cheney, M. Ed. tlcheney2@gmail.com

Following the Leader

2 PD hours Leadership and Program Management, Professionalism

This workshop will explore various characteristics of leadership and how every early childhood professional (regardless of role or title) has a unique opportunity to be a leader in his/her own way. While there are certain universal qualities that all leaders embody, the early childhood field includes some unique traits that will be discussed and shared, including communication with families, advocacy work, and community involvement.

Organization Contact Email
Education Consultant Tracy Cheney, M. Ed. tlcheney2@gmail.com

Foundations for Learning Every Day

3 PD hours Curriculum, Development and Learning, Physical and Mental Health, Safety, and Wellness

This course provides an overview of key areas that underpin best practices in preschool education to include brain development, social and emotional development, the learning environment, language and literacy development, and math and science concepts that build critical thinking skills. This course provides training suitable for teachers working with students from infancy to kindergarten.

Organization Registration Link Email
Quality Assist, Inc. http://www.quorumlearning.com Help@QuorumLearning.com

Exploring the Piramide Approach

3 PD hours Curriculum, Development and Learning, Professionalism

The Piramide Approach to Learning was created in the Netherlands to help teachers better understand their role in supporting children’s higher order thinking skills and become more intentional about deepening children’s learning. Piramide is not a curriculum. It is an approach to teaching and learning that helps teachers effectively scaffold and deepen children’s learning. Piramide can be used with any developmentally appropriate classroom curriculum. Piramide is an easy, four-step approach that can be applied to any curriculum and provides teachers a way to help children deepen and extend learning. This course provides training suitable for teachers working with students from infancy through kindergarten.

Organization Registration Link Email
Quality Assist, Inc. http://www.quorumlearning.com Help@QuorumLearning.com

The Power of Play: 3 Part Series 1) The Importance of Play 2) Engaging in Play 3) Structuring Play

6 PD hours Child Assessment, Development and Learning, Physical and Mental Health, Safety, and Wellness

Come and learn with us about the impact of play on children’s development. This series will focus on working with children with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, but the tools and strategies can be used with all children. We will utilize evidence-based theory and frameworks (DIR/Floortime, Conscious Discipline, Structured TEACCH) that support child development, regulation, engagement with caregivers/peers, and tools  to foster play skills and strengthen acquisition of developmental milestones. This training series is a three-part series, each session is 2 hours in length and will focus on children ages birth to 5 years of age. However, all of these strategies and techniques can be used with a wide variety of ages, even into young adulthood.

Organization Contact Phone Number Email
The Regional Resource Center at the Sargent Center - Empowering Educators Cheryl Cotter (401) 886-6600 x 321 cherylc@sargentcenter.org

Active Learning and Multisensory Literacy

4 PD hours Curriculum

Learn how a multisensory approach to learning the alphabet is fun and engaging for all. Explore, move, create, and engage with a story within this course. Discover that children learn best when they are engaged in literacy-based activities that are enriched with the arts and movement. This training is intended for educators of toddlers and preschoolers.

Organization Email
Air Training Solutions office@airtrainingsolutions.com

Put Some STEAM Into Your Classroom

2 PD hours Curriculum

Learn the importance of STEAM in early education, the subject areas of STEAM, how teachers can support and encourage STEAM learning, resources and materials that support STEAM, and STEAM connections in language, games, and music. This training is intended for toddler and preschool educators.

Organization Email
Air Training Solutions office@airtrainingsolutions.com

Language and Literacy in Early Childhood

5 PD hours Curriculum

Gain an overview of language & literacy skills in young children and what research says about developing early literacy skills and best practices for teaching young children vocabulary, oral language skills, concepts of print, print knowledge, and more. This training is intended for educators of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Organization Email
Air Training Solutions office@airtrainingsolutions.com

Child Language Development & Signs of Delay

3 PD hours Child Assessment, Development and Learning

Learn about typical, delayed, and disordered language development and how to address concerns about a child’s language development. Gain an understanding of what language is, identify the five components of language development, and describe typical language developmental milestones for infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children. Participants will be able to identify examples of typical, delayed, and disordered language development as well as the four kinds of language and speech disorders. Learn when and how to refer a child for early intervention and special education services. Understanding language, the important developmental milestones for speaking and listening, and risk indicators enable teachers to create a supportive learning environment.

Organization Registration Link Email
Quality Assist, Inc. http://www.quorumlearning.com Help@QuorumLearning.com

Cracking the Code: Ethics and Professionalism in Early Childhood Programs

2 PD hours Leadership and Program Management, Professionalism

Review the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct. Examine the 4 ethical responsibilities and connect the core values to the principles and ideals. Practice recognizing and resolving dilemmas using the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct. Learn the differences between gossip and respectful communication. This training is intended for educators who work with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, as well as in childcare administration.

Organization Email
Air Training Solutions office@airtrainingsolutions.com

All About Sounds, Letters, and Language

3.5 PD hours Curriculum

Phonological Awareness is one of the biggest predictors of young children’s later reading success. Learning how language works and its connections to letters and symbols is essential in a young child’s language and literacy development. This course will explore the connections between letters and sounds, how to build children’s phonological and phonemic awareness, along with the alphabetic principle. This course is intended for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Organization Email
Air Training Solutions office@airtrainingsolutions.com

Cut the Cooties! Communicable Disease Prevention in Child Care

2 PD hours Physical and Mental Health, Safety, and Wellness

This course provides a foundation for health practices, and it closely parallels the “Health” section of the “Health, Safety, and Wellness” Domain. This training presents information and practice to iterate program policy, illness, medication administration, disinfection, and education to students about healthy hygiene. This course builds skills to protect students, teachers, and centers from illness by following requirements and procedures. Education is most impactful when students and teachers are healthy; when their bodies are able to function at their best, their brains perform likewise. Cut the Cooties structures and emphasizes the necessary precautions to better prepare teachers to maintain a healthy learning environment.

Organization Registration Link Email
Quality Assist, Inc. http://www.quorumlearning.com Help@QuorumLearning.com

Child Assessment: The Essentials of Individualizing

4 PD hours Child Assessment

Learn how to recognize what each child in your classroom needs to reach their full potential. Explore the principles of child assessment, the role of observation, and techniques for collecting anecdotal notes. Survey a variety of assessment tools, and link assessment results to planning for each child as an individual.

Organization Registration Link Email
Quality Assist, Inc. http://www.quorumlearning.com regsitrar@qassist.com

Building Positive Relationships

4 PD hours Curriculum

In this course, participants will learn about the impact of classroom climate on children’s behavior and learning, and how the subtle nuances of their own behavior as a teacher impacts the atmosphere in the classroom. The course reviews important ideas about the nature of positive relationships; it provides examples of and strategies for positive teacher-child and child-child relationships. This course provides training suitable for teachers working with students from infancy to kindergarten.

Organization Registration Link Email
Quality Assist, Inc. http://www.quorumlearning.com Help@QuorumLearning.com

Administrative Leadership

3 PD hours Professionalism

Leadership is an often used but seldom defined concept. While leadership skills are important in every business endeavor, these skills are particularly critical in an early childhood setting. Due to the many challenges child care owners/managers face daily, they rarely take the time necessary to focus on their own knowledge and skills. This course seeks to provide early childhood leaders that time. Essentials of Leadership will give participants a foundational understanding of leadership and multiple opportunities to assess and reflect on their own leadership abilities. Leadership can take many forms. The leadership skills addressed in this course focus on the day-to-day operations and the big picture task of vision-setting.

Organization Registration Link Email
Quality Assist, Inc. http://www.quorumlearning.com Help@QuorumLearning.com

Director Support

2 PD hours Leadership and Program Management

Childcare Directors wear many hats each day! Director Support offers ideas to tackle some of the problems Directors face and offers ideas to make state licensing visits easier and more organized. This training is intended for early childhood program directors in centers and family care homes.

Organization Phone Number Email
Air Training Solutions 888-994-2247 office@airtrainingsolutions.com

Kindergarten Readiness – What it Really Looks Like

2 PD hours Child Assessment, Curriculum

This training outlines what the standards really look like for preschool and how to prepare your students for kindergarten readiness. This training is intended for preschool age students.

Organization Phone Number Email
Air Training Solutions 888-994-2247 office@airtrainingsolutions.com


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