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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Creating Schedules and Routines

4 PD hours Curriculum

Learn how to use schedules to manage your days with young children more efficiently and how to ensure that arrival, toileting, clean-up, eating, resting and sleeping, dressing, and departure routines contribute to children’s positive development.

Organization Phone Number Email
Care Courses 800-685-7610 info@carecourses.com

Outstanding Outdoor Fun

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

Outdoor play is important for every child, as it promotes physical, social and emotional development. Learning happens everywhere, including outdoors. This class highlights the many benefits of outdoor play, as well as clarifies playground features and safety precautions. Suggestions for activities for fun and educational outdoor activities are included.

Organization Email
The Early Childhood Academy classes@theearlychildhoodacademy.com

Benefits of Puppet Play

1 PD Hour Curriculum, Development and Learning

Puppets have the uncanny ability to help children understand their world through a variety of interactions. They are appropriate in every area of the curriculum. Discover how to integrate puppet play into your preschool classroom while maintaining a designated puppet theater area. This class provides ideas for free and inexpensive puppets, props, and stages.

Organization Email
The Early Childhood Academy classes@theearlychildhoodacademy.com

All About Communication with Families – Staying in the Effective Zone

2 PD hours Family Engagement

Participants will learn skills to effectively communicate with the families of the children in their classroom (ages birth- 5). Discussion will focus on types of communication, improving communication skills, common topics that can concern parents, and how to answer difficult questions.

Organization Contact Email
All About Workshops RI Kate Banks AllAboutWorkshops@gmail.com

The Reflective Teacher: Examining Beliefs, Impacting Practice

3 PD hours Curriculum

Rediscover your passion for teaching! Spend some time thinking about your beliefs regarding teaching and learning and about whether you are “walking your talk.” The reflective strategies in this course provide an introduction to reflective practice as well as an opportunity to define one’s own philosophy of teaching. This course provides training suitable for individuals working within a learning environment designed for students from infancy to kindergarten.

Organization Registration Link Phone Number Email
Quality Assist, Inc. http://www.quorumlearning.com 404-325-2225 Help@QuorumLearning.com

Conferencing with Parents

5 PD hours Family Engagement

Effective parent communication systems are critical to all child care programs. Parents need both daily information about their children’s routine and development, and formal communication sessions. Learn to plan and conduct productive conferences, group meetings, and home visits with parents and maintain a positive relationship with parents. Includes sample conference preparation, agendas, attendance improvement suggestions, and many helpful tips and guidelines for better meetings.

Organization Phone Number Email
Care Courses 800-685-7610 info@carecourses.com

A Joyful Life of Caregiving

3 PD hours Child Assessment, Curriculum

A Joyful Life of Caregiving includes lots of ideas to get your creative juices flowing. We really enjoyed creating this course as we brainstormed ways to help caregivers relax and invigorate days of providing care to children.

Organization Phone Number Email
Care Courses 800-685-7610 info@carecourses.com

The Developing Infant and Toddler

3 PD hours Development and Learning

As infants and toddlers grow and develop, they are establishing a foundation for learning that prepares them for success as they enter school and later in life. Beyond establishing responsive care and a nurturing environment, infant and toddler educators also have the responsibility to provide experiences that stimulate the developing brain and create pathways for learning. In order for teachers to effectively support infants and toddlers as they learn, they must increase their knowledge about theories of learning, brain development, and teacher practices that support learning. In this course, participants explore the basis for how infants and toddlers learn and the developmental goals and observable teacher behaviors that support school readiness. There is a focus on three areas of infant and toddler development that underpin learning and the associated competencies for infant and toddler educators.

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

Fun and Fitness: Addressing Childhood Obesity

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

Explore the physical movement needs of children and ways to meet these needs as well as dietary and other factors that contribute to obesity in this two-hour course. Learn ways to help children avoid or reverse obesity.

Organization Phone Number Email
Care Courses 800-685-7610 info@carecourses.com

Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care

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

Written for all child care providers who work with parents of infants, this two-hour course describes the importance of breastfeeding, best ways to support breastfeeding mothers, how to store and handle breast milk, how to create a comfortable environment for breastfeeding mothers, how to share your support policy with families and staff, and current state laws regarding breastfeeding.

Organization Phone Number Email
Care Courses 1-800-685-7610 info@carecourses.com

Creating the Connections

2 PD hours Child Assessment, Family Engagement

Creating the Connections presents information about typical developmental milestones, focusing on 0–5 years.  Through the CDC’s “Learn the Signs – Act Early” campaign, this training will help participants to better recognize atypical development, support concerns families may have, and provide the tools necessary to empower families to make informed decisions and access appropriate resources.

Organization Phone Number Email
The Autism Project 401-785-2666 blandry@lifespan.org

Traveling With Precious Cargo

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

In this course, participants will become knowledgeable about the safe transport of young children. Best practice recommendations from Caring for Our Children, as well as the National Highway Administration, will be referenced as participants explore: vehicle safety; proper child safety seats; loading zone safety; emergency readiness; recommendations for children’s behavior; and other policies to ensure the safety of children before, during, and after transportation. This course provides training suitable for teachers and administrators working with students from infancy to kindergarten.

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

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

Implementing Quality Teams

3 PD hours Leadership and Program Management, Professionalism, Staff Support

Go to action with your “Quality Team.” This Intermediate-level course is designed to provide a structure and sequence to achieve quality improvement through teamwork. Participants will acquire tools and resources as they become more knowledgeable about utilizing a quality team. This course provides training suitable for teachers working with students from infancy to kindergarten, and administrators and other professionals working within a child care setting.

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

Phonological Awareness: The Connection of Sounds to Reading

4 PD hours Curriculum, Development and Learning

Phonological awareness is a set of skills that develop a child’s ability to hear and manipulate the sounds in language. Research has demonstrated that phonological awareness is a critical factor for reading success. In order for teachers to effectively support the development of phonological awareness, they must be able to identify phonological awareness skills and tasks in the proper sequence of development. Through interactive learning activities, group discussion forums, classroom examples and videos, and reflective writing exercises, participants will learn phonological awareness skills, tasks, and activities to engage children in learning that is targeted and fun.

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

Foundations of Quality Teams

4 PD hours Leadership and Program Management, Professionalism

This session is designed to provide a foundation for establishing a Quality Team, which is a team that focuses on quality improvement. Participants will explore: the elements and benefits of quality early childhood programs, how the dynamics of change impact the successful achievement of quality improvements, and the key considerations for establishing a quality team.

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

From Rocking to Reading: Literacy in Infant and Toddler Settings

2 PD hours Curriculum, Development and Learning

There are numerous benefits to reading to infants and toddlers. Some of these benefits include bonding, social-emotional development, and language development. This two-hour training explores literacy development and the importance of reading to infant and toddlers. Participants will learn how to identify indicators of good books for this age group.

Organization Registration Link Phone Number
Institute for Education and Professional Development http://iepd.org 508-657-1079

Foundations of Curriculum

4 PD hours Curriculum, Development and Learning

The purpose of this course, Foundations of Curriculum, is to provide teachers with a deep understanding of what is meant by the term curriculum and what is included in a high-quality curriculum. 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

Keeping Our Children Safe: Planning Ahead and Being Prepared

4 PD hours Leadership and Program Management, Physical and Mental Health, Safety, and Wellness

Create safe environments, plan for emergencies, and be prepared in case an emergency occurs. Participants will explore the elements of building and outdoor safety and how to identify potential hazards. Learn information about identifying hazardous, dangerous, and flammable materials and the safe handling and storage practices for these materials. Participants will also learn about the importance of emergency preparedness and response planning. Explore different types of emergencies and how to plan for them. The end of the course provides information on First Aid and CPR training. Through interactive learning activities, group discussion forums, classroom scenarios, and reflective writing exercises, participants will gain a solid understanding of creating safe classroom and outdoor environments, planning for emergencies, and learning how to respond to various emergency situations.

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

Developmentally Appropriate Preschool Math Aligned with RIELDS

5 PD hours Curriculum, Development and Learning, Family Engagement

This session will introduce several developmentally appropriate math experiences for preschool children. The workshop will present math curriculum activities that can be implemented in different learning formats (e.g., whole-group times, small-group times, partner work, transition, play, etc). Strategies for individualizing for a wide variety of learners while also aligning with the RIELDS will be discussed. The importance of increasing math talk will be highlighted. Suggestions for family engagement and communication related to math will be shared.

Organization Contact Email
University of Rhode Island Child Development Center Jessica L. MacLeod jessica.lynne.macleod@gmail.com

Learning Environments: How Classroom Arrangement Impacts Behavior

4 PD hours Curriculum, Development and Learning

Learn how to use the early childhood learning environment as a teaching strategy. Study arrangement of space and the impact of environment on emergent learning. Learn how the environment supports self-reliance, problem solving, and the competence of young children. This four-hour 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

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

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


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