PD at the Center

  • Taking the series “Inclusive Practices for Children and Families” increased my knowledge of the different services and agencies in Rhode Island available for children with special needs. I learned specific strategies to advocate for ALL children in my classroom, as well as and how to modify my expectations for each individual child based on his or her skill set.

  • “Science Teaching in the Preschool Classroom: Exploring Water” was one of the best PD series I’ve taken in a long time. It was fun and engaging, with loads of hands-on learning opportunities. The series highlighted the importance of allowing children's natural inquiry-driven exploration to guide curriculum planning.

  • Since taking “Young Children, Big Thinkers,” I have had more conversations with children that deepen their learning and understanding. To my surprise, I have discovered that they know a lot more than I thought! The series taught me to give more thought to the questions I ask and, when planning a lesson, to include targeted and intentional questions and comments.

  • The preschool math games series was perfect, and the instructors were excellent! The math games that we learned are so much fun and hit so many key math concepts and skills. I often feel pressure as a teacher for my children to show growth and perform. This course reminded me to chill out, praise the effort, and focus on the learning process.

At the Center for Early Learning Professionals, we are committed to providing Rhode Island’s early childhood workforce with high-quality professional development opportunities—both in person and online—that are designed to build knowledge and strengthen competencies. Our innovative approach helps educators and administrators connect research to practical strategies proven to make a difference.

What makes our PD model so unique?

  • Intensive, multi-session training series
  • Application assignments between sessions for participants to practice what they are learning
  • Hybrid approach that blends traditional in-person sessions with technology-based learning
  • Activities and strategies designed for adult learners
  • On-site coaching and mentoring to support implementation

Our in-person PD series are open to all early care and education professionals in Rhode Island. Priority for enrollment is given to staff from 1- 2- and 3-star BrightStars programs that are approved CCAP providers.

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Módulos de Desarrollo Temprano del Lenguaje

1 PD hour Spanish/Bilingual

El Centro ha creado dos módulos en línea con el propósito de ofrecer información sobre el desarrollo temprano de lenguaje en los niños pequeños y también para ofrecer herramientas para apoyarlos en su labor diario. Estos videos fueron desarrollados para proveedores de cuidado infantil familiar los cuales juegan un papel fundamental en el éxito académico de los niños. Al final del Módulo 2 los proveedores completan una encuesta en línea antes de recibir el Certificado de Finalización.

Dates Website
En marcha Módulos de Desarrollo Temprano del Lenguaje

 


RIDE Child Assessment Modules

up to 6 PD hours English Family Child Care Administrators and Educators, Infant-Toddler Educators, Preschool and Pre-K Educators, Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) has designed two online professional development series to support early childhood educators’ knowledge and skills in child assessment.

The modules in each series are designed for individual viewing at your own pace. We recommend that you view all modules in Series 1 before moving on to Series 2.

You can receive PD hours by completing a survey and a self-assessment activity at the end of each series using the Workforce Knowledge and Competency Framework relevant to your position.

PD Hours Dates Website
Up to 6 Ongoing RIDE Child Assessment Modules


Curriculum Modifications Modules

up to 5 PD hours English Family Child Care Administrators and Educators, Infant-Toddler Educators, Preschool and Pre-K Educators, Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

The Center created this online series using materials developed by the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning. Each module describes strategies that early childhood educators can use to modify their learning environment and interactions to meet the varying needs of children in their classroom. While all early learning professionals can benefit from this series, the modules are best suited for center-based teachers and teacher assistants.

PD Hours Dates Website
Up to 5 Ongoing Curriculum Modifications Modules


Health and Safety Modules: Nutrition and Physical Activity

up to 2 PD hours English Family Child Care Administrators and Educators, Infant-Toddler Educators, Preschool and Pre-K Educators, Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

These online modules provide a more in-depth look at the topics of nutrition and physical activity. Each module comes complete with activities designed to enhance your learning. The content is appropriate for both center-based staff and family child care providers.

PD Hours Dates Website
Up to 2 Ongoing Health and Safety Modules: Nutrition and Physical Activity


Using the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-3 (ECERS-3) to Improve Program Quality – Online Series

up to 10.5 PD hours English Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

This online series provides an overview of the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-3 – a tool that directors, education coordinators, and supervisors can use to assess quality in preschool classrooms. In addition, a BrightStars Assessment Specialist will provide an overview of the assessment site visit process. Attending this series will meet the BrightStars Standard 1: Learning Environment training requirement.

Participants who complete the series will:

  • increase their understanding of how the indicators in the tool reflect current research on program quality
  • gain increased knowledge of key terms and definitions within the tool
  • learn and practice strategies for using the tool for program self-assessment
  • gain knowledge of the concept of continuous quality improvement

Participants can earn up to 10.5 PD hours by attending the three facilitated virtual sessions and completing three online assignments. As part of the assignments, participants will have the opportunity to practice using the tool and engage in planning to use it in their own programs.

Please Note: This series has been approved by RIDE to serve as a RIELDS Next Steps class. Additionally, hours in this series can be applied toward meeting the RIDE CECE Approval Standard 4.1 requirement that education coordinators have documented hours of professional development in mentoring, supervision, and leadership.

WKC Domains: Staff Support, Curriculum, Development and Learning

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Dates Time Location Register
Wednesdays, April 21st, and May 5th, 19th 1:30pm-3:30pm Webinar Registration Closed

Using the Infant-Toddler Environment Rating Scale-3 (ITERS-3) to Improve Program Quality – Online Series

up to 10.5 PD hours English Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

This online series provides an overview of the Infant-Toddler Environment Rating Scale-3 – a tool that directors, education coordinators, and supervisors can use to assess quality in infant/toddler center-based settings. In addition, a BrightStars Assessment Specialist will provide an overview of the assessment site visit process. Attending this series will meet the BrightStars Standard 1: Learning Environment training requirement.

Participants who complete the series will:

  • increase their understanding of how the indicators in the tool reflect current research on program quality
  • gain increased knowledge of key terms and definitions within the tool
  • learn and practice strategies for using the tool for program self-assessment
  • gain knowledge of the concept of continuous quality improvement

Participants can earn up to 10.5 PD hours by attending the three facilitated virtual sessions and completing three online assignments. As part of the assignments, participants will have the opportunity to practice using the tool and engage in planning to use it in their own programs.

Please Note: This series has been approved by RIDE to serve as a RIELDS Next Steps class. Additionally, hours in this series can be applied toward meeting the RIDE CECE Approval Standard 4.1 requirement that education coordinators have documented hours of professional development in mentoring, supervision, and leadership.

WKC Domains: Staff Support, Curriculum, Development and Learning

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Dates Time Location Register
Tuesdays, May 4th, 18th, and June 1st 12:30pm-2:30pm Webinar Registration Closed

Autism Thinking: Perspective of the Child – Online Series

up to 10.5 PD hours English Infant-Toddler Educators, Preschool and Pre-K Educators, Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

Autism Spectrum Disorder impacts 1 in every 59 children. Most early learning professionals have had a child diagnosed with autism or a child with autism-like characteristics in their classroom. This series will focus on autism thinking, developmental disabilities, and sensory processing disorder.

Participants who complete this series will:

  • understand the core deficits of autism and how the disorder impacts a child across the day
  • enable caregivers to look at behavior differently and gain insights to teach to the individual’s needs and skill deficits
  • learn how to integrate strategies into day to day practice

Participants can earn up to 10.5 PD hours by attending the three facilitated online sessions and completing three online assignments.

WKC Domains: Development and Learning; and Curriculum
Levels 2/3: Application and Analysis

Dates Time Location Register
Wednesdays, May 26th, 9th, and 23rd 5:30pm-7:30pm Webinar Registration Closed

Supporting Early Writing Development – Online Series

up to 10.5 PD hours English Family Child Care Administrators and Educators, Preschool and Pre-K Educators

This series will help teachers build an understanding of the stages of writing development and how to best support preschool children’s early writing efforts in engaging and meaningful ways. Participants will learn strategies for assessing children’s writing development and ways to integrate authentic writing experiences into their curriculum.

Participants who complete the series will:

  • learn effective instructional interactions that support and encourage children’s writing efforts
  • gain an understanding of ways to use the classroom environment to facilitate children’s print and alphabet knowledge
  • understand the developmental progression of emergent writing skills and learn appropriate approaches to help children acquire these foundational skills

Participants can earn up to 10.5 PD hours by attending the three facilitated online sessions and completing three online assignments.

Please Note: This series has been approved by RIDE to serve as a RIELDS Next Steps class.

WKC Domains: Development and Learning, Curriculum
Levels 2/3: Application and Analysis

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Dates Time Location Register
Mondays, April 12th, 26th, and May 10th 5:30pm-7:30pm Webinar Registration Closed

Family Engagement: Culturally Responsive Approach – Online Series

up to 14 hours English Family Child Care Administrators and Educators, Infant-Toddler Educators, Preschool and Pre-K Educators, Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

Developing respectful, reciprocal, and responsive relationships with families is essential for engaging them in their children’s education. Research proves that strong partnerships between families and educators are key factors contributing to successful child outcomes. In this series, we will 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.

Participants who complete the series will:

  • gain an understanding of the role culture and bias play in creating respectful relationships with families
  • learn effective communication strategies for partnering with families
  • strengthen family engagement opportunities within their program

Participants can earn up to 14 PD hours by attending the four facilitated online sessions and completing four online assignments.

Please Note: This series has been approved by RIDE to serve as a RIELDS Next Steps class.

WKC Domains: Family Engagement, Development and Learning, Curriculum
Levels 2/3: Application and Analysis

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Dates Time Location Register
Saturdays, April 17th, May 1st, 15th, and 22nd, 9:30am-11:30am Webinar Registration Closed

Mindfulness for Educators – Online Series

up to 16 PD hours English Family Child Care Administrators and Educators, Infant-Toddler Educators, Preschool and Pre-K Educators, Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

This series supports educators and administrators in developing mindfulness based practices that can improve their ability to maintain well-being, prevent burnout, create strong and meaningful relationships, and be responsive to the needs of themselves and others. Throughout this series, we will review some of the current research and neuroscience that supports mindfulness based practices and learn some strategies for practical and meaningful application in the classroom and beyond.

Participants who complete the series will:

    • advocate for program policies and procedures that affect the health status of the children, families, and staff
    • assess relationships with individual families and employ creative strategies to maximize engagement with all families
    • model positive relationships and respectful and supportive interactions among children, families, teachers, and other professionals
    • promote cooperation among professionals and agencies and interdisciplinary collaboration among professions concerned with addressing issues in the health, education, and well-being of young children, their families, and their early childhood educators

Participants can earn up to 17 PD hours by attending the five facilitated online sessions and completing five online assignments and four intersession reflections.

WKC Domains: Development and Learning, Curriculum, Physical and Mental Health, Safety and Wellness, Family Engagement, and Professionalism
Level 4: Reflection/Problem Solving

Dates Time Location Register
Mondays, March 15th, 29th, April 12th, 26th, and May 10th 5:30pm–7:30pm Online Registration Closed

Aprendizaje de Inglés Contextualizado para Estudiantes Multilingües Emergentes (CELL for EMS): Nivel Básico

Spanish/Bilingual Family Child Care Administrators and Educators

Las sesiones para el “Nivel Básico” son para aquellos que de acuerdo con un examen previo llamado CASAS, obtienen un puntaje específico para ser asignados a la clase para dicho nivel de Aprendizaje de Inglés Contextualizado para Estudiantes Multilingües Emergentes. Las sesiones para este nivel ofrecen una instrucción del idioma inglés básico y están basadas en los dominios de lectura, escritura, expresión oral y comprensión auditiva contextualizada al campo del cuidado infantil familiar y la educación infantil temprana.

Los participantes que completen las sesiones:

  • desarrollan un nivel básico de competencia en lectura, escritura y conversación en inglés y mejoran la comunicación con las familias mientras utilizan el inglés como segundo idioma
  • aprenden a articular habilidades y conocimientos esenciales (WKC)
  • aprenden a identificar áreas críticas del desarrollo profesional (DP) y a reconocer las áreas de habilidad y experiencia excepcionales necesarias para crear e implementar sus propios planes de desarrollo profesional personalizados
  • abren o administran sus propias cuentas de desarrollo profesional con el Centro; utilizan el “Dashboard” para registrarse en DP y navegan las páginas web del Centro y el Internet

NOTA: Los participantes en este curso no obtienen horas de desarrollo profesional por asistir a las clases de Inglés sino por tomar módulos específicos disponibles en línea y / o por asistir a un curso que será ofrecido a través de la misma clase tres jueves consecutivos. El curso se titula, “Pre-curso en los 9 Dominios de las NORMAS-RI” el que le dará 9 horas de DP aprobado. Estas horas de DP no constituyen en ningún momento el certificado de los RIELDS (NORMAS-RI) de RIDE. El curso solo ofrece la preparación que necesita para que más adelante pueda tomar solo en el internet el curso de las Normas en Español autoguiado y titulado, “Spanish RIELDS Foundations: The 9 Domains Online Self-Guided”, el que le dará el Certificado de los RIELDS.

Ubicación en la clase apropiada: Los participantes en las clases de CELL for EMS deben tratar de identificar su propio nivel de dominio del inglés antes de registrarse para el nivel de inglés que crean que es el más apropiado, “Nivel Básico” o “Nivel intermedio.”

Dominios WKC: Salud Física y Mental y Seguridad y Bienestar; Participación Familiar; Desarrollo y Aprendizaje; Currículo; Evaluación; Profesionalismo

Nivel 1 y 2

RIELDS: Salud Física y Desarrollo Motor, Desarrollo Social y Emocional, Desarrollo del Lenguaje, Lectoescritura, Desarrollo Cognitivo, Matemáticas, Ciencias, Estudios Sociales y Artes Creativas.

Salud 7 Seguridad: Nutrición & Actividad Fisica

El Center for Early Learning Professionals ofrece las clases de Aprendizaje de Inglés Contextualizado para Estudiantes Multilingües Emergentes a través de un subcontrato con the Genesis Center el que es financiado con fondos del Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Rhode Island (DHS).

Dates Time Location Register
Martes y Jueves, Abril 6, 8, 13,15,20,22, 27, 29, Mayo 4, 6,11,13,18,20,25, 27, Junio 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, y 24 6:00pm-8:30pm En línea Registration Closed

Aprendizaje de Inglés Contextualizado para Estudiantes Multilingües Emergentes (CELL for EMS): Nivel Intermedio

Spanish/Bilingual Family Child Care Administrators and Educators

Estas sesiones son para son para aquellos que, de acuerdo con un examen previo de CASAS, obtienen un puntaje específico para ser asignados a la clase de CELL para EMS nivel Intermedio. Las sesiones ofrecen una instrucción del idioma inglés más avanzada en los dominios de lectura, escritura, expresión oral y comprensión auditiva contextualizada al campo del cuidado infantil familiar y la educación infantil temprana.

Los participantes que completen las sesiones podrán:

  • desarrollar una mayor eficiencia e improvisar la comunicación con las familias en inglés
  • articular los WKCs que los educadores deben conocer, entender y estar en capacidad de poder hacer para promover el desarrollo y el aprendizaje saludables de los niños pequeños
  • identificar áreas críticas de DP y reconocer áreas de habilidad y experiencia excepcionales necesarias para crear e implementar sus propios IPDPs; identificar oportunidades de educación superior y desarrollo profesional y apoyar a las familias con las mejores prácticas y la programación de actividades de alta calidad para sus hijos
  • identificar y crear actividades para todos los grupos de edad basadas en las NORMAS-RI
  • aprender conceptos básicos de CCAP para aquellos “aún no aprobados por CCAP” con recomendación para asistir a clases para aprender a usar el portal de CCAP
  • abrir y administrar sus propias cuentas de desarrollo profesional con el Centro; utilizar el “Dashboard” para registrarse en DP y navegar las páginas web del Centro y el Internet.

NOTA: Los participantes en este curso no obtienen horas de desarrollo profesional por asistir a clases a las clases de Inglés sino por tomar módulos específicos disponibles en línea y / o por asistir a un curso que será ofrecido a través de la misma clase tres jueves consecutivos. El curso se titula, “Pre-curso en los 9 Dominios de las NORMAS-RI” el que le dará 9 horas de DP aprobado. Estas horas de DP no constituyen en ningún momento el certificado de los RIELDS (NORMAS-RI) de RIDE. El curso solo ofrece la preparación que necesita para que más adelante pueda tomar solo en el internet el curso de las Normas en Español autoguiado y titulado, “Spanish RIELDS Foundations: The 9 Domains Online Self-Guided”, el que le dará el Certificado de los RIELDS.

Ubicación en la clase apropiada: Los participantes en las clases de CELL for EMS deben tratar de identificar su propio nivel de dominio del inglés y registrarse para el nivel de inglés que crean que es el más apropiado, “Nivel Básico” o “Nivel intermedio” antes de “Registrase”.

Dominios WKC: Salud Física y Mental y Seguridad y Bienestar; Participación Familiar; Desarrollo y Aprendizaje; Currículo; Evaluación; y Profesionalismo.

Niveles 1 y 2+

RIELDS: Salud Física y Desarrollo Motor, Desarrollo Social y Emocional, Desarrollo del Lenguaje, Lectoescritura, Desarrollo Cognitivo, Matemáticas, Ciencias, Estudios Sociales y Artes Creativas.

El Center for Early Learning Professionals ofrece las clases de Aprendizaje de Inglés Contextualizado para Estudiantes Multilingües Emergentes a través de un subcontrato con the Genesis Center el que es financiado con fondos del Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Rhode Island (DHS).

Dates Time Location Register
Miércoles & Jueves, Abril 7, 8, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, Mayo 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, Junio 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, y 24 6:00pm-8:30pm En línea Registration Closed

COVID-19 Child Care Information/Información sobre Cuidado Infantil y COVID-19

up to 4 PD hours English, Spanish/Bilingual

This page is dedicated to resources and information for early childhood care and education programs during the COVID-19 pandemic in Rhode Island.

Follow the links below for trainings and additional resources on operating early childhood care and education programs.


Esta página es dedicada a recursos e información para proveedores de cuidado infantil durante la pandemia COVID-19 en Rhode Island.

Siga los enlaces abajo para ver entrenamientos y otros recursos sobre la operación de programas de cuidado y educación infantil.

Las páginas en español serán actualizadas próximamente.

PD Hours Dates Website
2 PD hours Ongoing DHS Child Care Re-opening during COVID-19 –
for Program Directors and Family Child Care Administrators
2 horas DP En marcha Seminario Web de DHS sobre la Reapertura de Cuidado Infantil durante COVID-19 –
para Dueños de Programas de Cuidado Infantil
2 PD hours Ongoing Health and Safety Guidance during the COVID-19 Pandemic –
for all Child Care Staff
2 horas DP En marcha Guía de Salud y Seguridad durante la Pandemia COVID-19 –
para Empleados de Cuidado Infantil


Our Amazing Brain – Online Series

up to 14 PD hours English Family Child Care Administrators and Educators, Infant-Toddler Educators, Preschool and Pre-K Educators, Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

This series, offered in partnership with Empowering Educators, focuses on the brain and learning and includes the concepts of Conscious Discipline’s Brain State Model.

Participants who complete the series will learn:

  • how regulation is connected to the brain’s sense of safety
  • the importance of managing their own thoughts, feelings and actions
  • about the power of connection in student learning and behaviors
  • about our executive function and how this can be strengthened

Participants can earn up to 14 PD hours by attending four facilitated online sessions and completing four online assignments.

WKC Domains: Development and Learning; Curriculum
Level 2/3: Application and Analysis

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Dates Time Location Register
Tuesdays, April 13th, 27th, and May 11th, 25th 5:30pm-7:30pm Webinar Registration Closed

Helping Children Grow and Learn in Your Family Child Care Home – Online Series

up to 14 PD hours English Family Child Care Administrators and Educators

This professional development (PD) opportunity is only for those who:

  • have already taken the First Steps class and are in the process of obtaining a state license to become a family childcare provider
  • have been licensed as a childcare provider for the past 2 years
  • have not taken any of the following series: the “Essentials,” “Helping Children Grow and Learn” and “Be the Best Family Child Care Provider You Can Be: Improving Your Practices”

This series provides an overview of several of the DHS regulations related to childcare and education offered within family childcare settings. These regulations include communication with families; daily schedules and routines; planning and implementation of curricular activities; and behavior management. Each of the first four sessions offers practical methods that will help participants increase the quality of the program and comply with DHS Licensing regulations.

Participants who complete the series will:

  • develop best practices in communication and family involvement
  • identify what is required in a schedule with daily routines and transitions
  • develop a better understanding of age-appropriate curricular activities that are aligned with the RI Early Learning and Development Standards (RIELDS)
  • learn positive techniques for managing child behavior

Participants can earn up to 14 PD hours by attending five facilitated online sessions and completing four assignments and attending the group technical assistance session to complete assignments with the assistance of the class facilitator.

WKC Domains: Family Engagement, Development and Learning, Curriculum
Level 1: Knowledge Building; Beginning Application
DHS Family Child Care Licensing Regulations

Please note that this course is part of a pre-service series.
Priority registration will be given to First Steps participants and those who have had a Family Child Care (FCC) license for less than two years.
Once priority is given to the groups mentioned above, any FCC on the waitlist will be added until the class reaches its capacity.

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Dates Time Location Register
Tuesdays, March 23rd, April 13th, 27th, and May 4th 6:00pm-8:00pm Webinar Registration Closed

Spotlight Series: Weaving in the Words: Using Books and Library Resources to Support the RIELDS / Serie de Enfoque – Tejiendo Con Palabras: Uso de Libros y Recursos de la Biblioteca en Apoyo de las NORMAS-RI

up to 8 PD Hours English, Spanish/Bilingual

This three-part series will highlight and summarize ways in which early childhood educators can incorporate library resources to build meaningful learning opportunities for children. Emphasis will also be placed on ways that families can engage in and extend these learning opportunities at home. The series will focus on integrating the domains of Literacy and Language Development into the RIELDS domains for Math, Science and Social/Emotional Development. Participants will have opportunities to prepare, execute, and evaluate activities based on concepts covered in class.

Participants who attend the series will:

  • learn how to integrate language development and literacy into three main domains’ activities
  • learn ways to engage families and extend learning opportunities at home
  • become familiar with books for reading with children of various ages, Learning and Reading Kits (LARK Kits), Family Literacy Bags together with other learning resources available through the Providence Library and other libraries
  • receive an online application to obtain or renew an Ocean State Libraries card, which enable participants to borrow materials in support of their work with children

Participants can earn up to 8 PD hours by participating in three facilitated online sessions and completing two assignments.

WKC Domains: Family Engagement and Curriculum

This is a professional development opportunity that will be offered in English and Spanish for early childhood educators in licensed Centers and family child care through a collaboration between the Providence Public Library Children’s Library and the Center for Early Learning Professionals.


Esta serie de tres sesiones destacará y resumirá las formas en que los educadores de la primera infancia pueden incorporar recursos de la biblioteca para crear oportunidades de aprendizaje significativas para los niños. También se hará hincapié en las formas en que las familias pueden participar y ampliar estas oportunidades de aprendizaje en el hogar. La serie se enfocará en la integración de la Lectoescritura y el Desarrollo del Lenguaje en actividades basadas en tres dominios de las NORMAS-RI: Matemáticas, Ciencias, y Desarrollo Social / Emocional. Los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de preparar, ejecutar y evaluar actividades basadas en conceptos cubiertos en clase.

Los participantes que asistan a la serie:

  • aprenderán a integrar el Desarrollo del Lenguaje y la Lectoescritura en actividades basadas en 3 de los dominios principales
  • aprenderán formas de involucrar a las familias y ampliar las oportunidades de aprendizaje en el hogar
  • se familiarizarán con libros para leer con niños de diferentes edades, Bolsas de aprendizaje y lectura (LARK Kits), Bolsas de Alfabetización para las Familias junto con otros recursos de aprendizaje disponibles a través de la Biblioteca de Providence y otras bibliotecas
  • recibirán una solicitud en línea para obtener o renovar una tarjeta de Ocean State Libraries, que permite a los participantes tomar prestados materiales en apoyo de su trabajo con los niños

Los participantes pueden obtener hasta 8 horas de DP por asistir a las tres sesiones en línea y completar dos asignaciones.

Dominios WKC: Participación Familiar y Currículo

Esta es una oportunidad de desarrollo profesional que se ofrecerá en inglés y español para los educadores de la primera infancia en centros y el cuidado infantil familiar con licencia a través de la colaboración entre the Providence Public Library – Children’s Library y the Center for Early Learning Professionals.

Dates Time Location Register
Saturdays, April 10th, 24th, and May 8th 9:30am-11:30am Webinar / En línea Registration Closed

An Introduction to Infant and Toddler Assessment: Observation and Documentation – Online Series

up to 10.5 PD hours English Family Child Care Administrators and Educators, Infant-Toddler Educators

This series will provide teachers with an introduction to the nuts and bolts of child assessment for infants and toddlers—the different types and purposes of assessment, the significant role of assessment in supporting young children’s development, and best practices for conducting assessments in the infant and toddler classroom. Using Rhode Island’s Workforce Knowledge and Competencies as a guide, participants will gain an understanding of current practice and build foundational child assessment skills that they can immediately apply in their work.
Participants who complete the series will:

  • understand the varied purposes and types of infant and toddler assessment
  • demonstrate knowledge of observation strategies and documentation methods
  • build capacity to use child assessments in a systematic and ongoing way
  • use child assessment data to begin to deepen their understanding of children’s development and learning

Participants can earn up to 10.5 PD hours by attending three facilitated online sessions and completing three assignments.

WKC Domain: Child Assessment
Levels 1/2: Knowledge Building; Beginning Application

Dates Time Location Register
Mondays, June 7th, 14th, and 21st 5:30pm-7:30pm Webinar Registration Closed

Two is Not the New Five: Understanding Infant and Toddler Development – Online

up to 10.5 PD Hours English Family Child Care Administrators and Educators, Infant-Toddler Educators

This series provides an overview of the physical, social and emotional, cognitive, and language development of children from birth to age 3. The sessions emphasize the critical role that attachment and responsive relationships play in healthy development across these interrelated domains. This series is appropriate for new or experienced teaching staff with little or no formal training in this topic.

Participants who complete the series will:

  • recognize milestones of typical development and how those milestones contribute to learning
  • understand the critical connection of relationships and attachment to healthy development
  • value and accommodate children’s unique developmental levels, temperaments, interests, and individual needs
  • recognize the impact of environmental influences and risk factors on children’s development
  • understand the importance of partnering with families to support children’s development and learning

Participants can earn up to 10.5 PD hours by attending three facilitated online sessions and completing three online assignments.

WKC Domain: Development and Learning
Level 1/2: Knowledge Building/Beginning Application

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Dates Time Location Register
Saturdays, May 22nd, and June 5th, 19th 9:30am-11:30am Center for Early Learning Professionals, Warwick Registration Closed

Pre-K to K Transition Overview – Online

up to 3 PD hours English Preschool and Pre-K Educators, Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

This one-session PD opportunity will support administrators and PreK teachers in understanding their role in supporting children and families during the transition to Kindergarten. This session will allow participants an opportunity to reflect on current practices and identify next steps.

Participants who complete the series will:

  • understand the key characteristics of quality transition to Kindergarten
  • enhance their ability to self-assess current program and classroom practices in transitioning children and families to Kindergarten
  • identify and access high-quality resources to support improving the transition to Kindergarten it their programs
  • begin to develop plans to improve their program’s transition to Kindergarten plan

Participants can earn up to 3 PD hours by attending one facilitated online session and completing one assignment.

WKC Domains: Program Management, Community Partnerships, Family Engagement
Level 1: Knowledge Building

Dates Time Location Register
Thursday, June 3rd 5:30pm–7:30pm Webinar Registration Closed

Dates Time Location Register
Thursday, June 10th 5:30pm-7:30pm Webinar Registration Closed

Rhode Island 18-hour Approved Health and Safety Pre-Service Training Certificate / Certificado de Entrenamiento Aprobado en RI por 18-horas de Servicio-Previo en Salud y Seguridad

up to 18 PD hours English, Spanish/Bilingual Family Child Care Administrators and Educators, Infant-Toddler Educators, Preschool and Pre-K Educators, Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

Welcome to the Rhode Island 18-hour Approved Health and Safety Pre-Service Training Certificate!

Early learning program administrators and family child care providers must ensure their staff complete trainings on specific health and safety topics, child development, and emergency preparedness and response, as required by the federal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) regulations.

The Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of Child Care requires that all NEW full and part-time staff in a DHS licensed program complete the full suite of free online training modules.  Staff have 90 days from their date of hire to complete the full suite of trainings and must be able to provide a certificate of completion as documentation. Staff who are not “new” are HIGHLY encouraged to complete this updated 18-hour pre-service training suite.

Those required to complete the training within 90 days of hire/start-up include:

  • All family child care providers, emergency assistants and assistants
  • All child care administration, teachers, and teacher assistants
  • Any floating staff and/or any substitutes
  • License-exempt providers

This free online training suite consists of 16 individual training modules totaling 18 RI approved PD hours, meeting Rhode Island DHS required “pre-service“ professional development training requirements.

ALL modules must be completed to meet the pre-service PD requirement.


¡Bienvenidos al Certificado de Entrenamiento Aprobado en RI por 18-horas de Servicio-Previo en Salud y Seguridad!

Administradores de programas de aprendizaje temprano y proveedores de cuidado infantil familiar deben asegurarse de que su personal complete entrenamientos en temas de salud y seguridad específicos, desarrollo infantil y preparación y respuesta ante emergencias, requerido por las regulaciones federales del Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF).

El Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of Child Care requiere que todo el personal NUEVO de tiempo completo y parcial en un programa licenciado por DHS complete en línea el paquete de los módulos de entrenamiento gratuitos. El personal tiene 90 días desde su fecha de empleo para completar el paquete de entrenamientos y debe presentar como documentación el certificado de finalización. Se recomienda ALTAMENTE que el personal que no sea “nuevo” complete como Servicio-Previo este paquete actualizado de 18-horas de entrenamiento.

Aquellos a quienes se les requiere completen el entrenamiento dentro de los 90 días después de ser empleados/haber empezado un empleo incluye:

  • Todos los proveedores de cuidado infantil familiar, asistentes de emergencia y asistentes
  • Todos los administradores de cuidado infantil, profesores y profesores asistentes
  • Personal flotante y/o cualquier substituto

Este paquete de entrenamiento en línea gratuito incluye 16 módulos de entrenamiento individuales con un total de 18 horas de desarrollo profesional aprobadas y cumpliendo con los requisitos de entrenamiento de desarrollo profesional de “Servicio-Previo” requeridos por DHS de Rhode Island.

TODOS los módulos deben ser completados para poder cumplir con el requisito de desarrollo profesional de “Servicio-Previo.”

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La Mente en Formación – En Línea

hasta 6 horas de DP Spanish/Bilingual Family Child Care Administrators and Educators

Esta serie explorará tres habilidades esenciales que todos los niños necesitan para tener éxito en la escuela y en la vida: Enfoque/Autocontrol, Tener Perspectivas y Comunicación.  Estas tres sesiones son componentes de un programa de desarrollo profesional llamado la Mente en Formación, lo cual es un programa de la Fundación de la Familia Bezos. La Mente en Formación comparte la ciencia del aprendizaje de los niños a través de una capacitación innovadora que ayuda a los adultos a entender y fomentar habilidades importantes basadas en las funciones ejecutivas que los niños necesitan para crecer adecuadamente.

Los participantes que tomen esta serie:

  • entenderán que los niños necesitan enfoque y autocontrol para alcanzar metas, especialmente en un mundo lleno de distracciones y sobrecarga de información. Esto incluye prestar atención, ejercitar el autocontrol, recordar las reglas y pensar de forma flexible.
  • entenderán que los niños necesitan reconocer la perspectiva de los demás. Esto implica entender lo que los demás piensan y sienten y constituyendo la base del entendimiento de los niños acerca de las intenciones de los padres, maestros y amigos. Los niños con dicha habilidad son menos propensos a involucrarse en conflictos.
  • entenderán que la comunicación es mucho más que entender el lenguaje, leer, escribir y hablar. Comunicarse es la habilidad de determinar lo que uno desea comunicar y darse cuenta de cómo será entendido por los demás.

Los participantes pueden recibir hasta 6 horas de DP asistiendo a tres sesiones facilitadas en línea y completando dos asignaciones. Esta serie será ofrecida en Espanol por lo que debe ser fluido en dicha lengua si desea atender.

Dominios WKC: Desarrollo y Aprendizaje, Currículo
Niveles 1/2: Creación de conocimientos/Aplicación inicial

Dates Time Location Register
Lunes, Abril 12, 19, y 26 6:00pm–8:00pm En línea Registration Closed

Young Mathematicians: Using Math Games to Build Minds and Motivation 2.0 – Online Series

up to 10.5 PD hours English Family Child Care Administrators and Educators, Preschool and Pre-K Educators

Young Mathematicians 2.0 is a newly designed PD series that will improve preschool teachers’ capacity to facilitate and build children’s mathematical knowledge and thinking using math games and family engagement. Similar to the original series, each session will focus on the use of fun and engaging math games that highlight several key math concepts. In the new 2.0 series, teachers will learn how to support sorting and classification, geometry and spatial reasoning, and patterns. Participants will learn how to implement a series of math games, use formative assessment strategies to track children’s growth, and apply instructional approaches that build children growth mindset and persistence.

Participants who complete the series will increase their ability to:

  • intentionally plan games and use instructional strategies that facilitate the exploration of critical math skills
  • understand and articulate key math concepts related to classification, geometry and spatial reasoning, and patterns
  • use math games to support children’s development of persistence and executive function skills

Participants can earn up to 10.5 PD hours by attending three facilitated online sessions and completing three online assignments.

WKC Domains: Development and Learning, Curriculum
Levels 2/3: Application and Analysis

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Dates Time Location Register
Tuesdays, April 27th, and May 11th, 25th 5:30pm-7:30pm Webinar Registration Closed

La Participación Familiar: Un Enfoque Sensible a la Cultura – En línea

hasta 10.5 horas Spanish/Bilingual Family Child Care Administrators and Educators

Esta serie explora estrategias para construir relaciones sólidas con las familias e involucrarlas en el desarrollo y aprendizaje de sus hijos y discute el sesgo implícito, lo que es y cómo afecta las interacciones con las familias. El desarrollo de relaciones respetuosas, recíprocas y receptivas con las familias es esencial para el involucramiento en la educación de sus hijos. La investigación demuestra que las asociaciones sólidas entre las familias y los educadores son factores claves que contribuyen a resultados exitosos de los niños.

Los participantes que completen la serie:

  • comprenderán el papel que desempeña la cultura y el sesgo en la creación de relaciones respetuosas con las familias
  • aprenderán estrategias de comunicación eficaces para establecer relaciones con las familias
  • fortalecerán las oportunidades de participación familiar dentro de sus programas

Los participantes pueden obtener hasta 10.5 horas de DP asistiendo a las tres sesiones facilitadas en línea y completando tres asignaciones.

Dominios WKC: Compromiso Familiar, Desarrollo y Aprendizaje, Currículo
Niveles 2/3: Aplicación y análisis

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Dates Time Location Register
Martes, Mayo 11, 25, y Junio 8 5:30pm-7:30pm En línea Register

Learning Environment Training: ECERS-3 Overview Module

up to 1 PD hour English Preschool and Pre-K Educators, Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

This online recorded module was created by the Center for Early Learning Professionals and provides participants with an overview of the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (Third Edition) (ECERS-3). This module is intended for educators and administrators who work in preschool and prekindergarten classrooms and programs.

Please note: This module is appropriate for people who are new to the tool or would like a refresher. This webinar meets the requirement for programs new to BrightStars and those looking to move up to a two-star rating. Programs looking to apply for a three, four or five-star rating are required to take either Using the ECERS-3 to Improve Program Quality for administrators or What Preschool Teachers Need to Know About the ECERS-3

You can earn a total of 1 PD hour by viewing the module and submitting responses to an online survey.

WKC Domains: Staff Support, Curriculum, Development and Learning

PD Hours Dates Website
1 PD hour Ongoing ECERS-3 Overview Module


Learning Environment Training: ITERS-3 Overview Module

up to 1 PD hour English Infant-Toddler Educators, Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

This online module was created by the Center for Early Learning Professionals and provides participants with an overview of the Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale (Third Edition) (ITERS-3). This module is intended for educators and administrators who work in infant and toddler classrooms and programs.

Please note: This module is appropriate for people who are new to the tool or would like a refresher. This webinar meets the requirement for programs new to BrightStars and those looking to move up to a two-star rating. Programs looking to apply for a three, four or five-star rating are required to take either Using the ITERS-3 to Improve Program Quality for administrators or What Infant and Toddler Teachers Need to Know About the ITERS-3

You can earn a total of 1 PD hour by viewing the module and submitting responses to an online survey.

WKC Domains: Staff Support, Curriculum, Development and Learning

PD Hours Dates Website
1 PD hour Ongoing ITERS-3 Overview Module



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