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.

Click here for a sneak peek of upcoming PD (Winter 2022 through Summer 2023). Start preparing your professional development plan now!

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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, Preschool and Pre-K Educators, Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

The Center created this online series using materials developed by the Head Start 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.

WKC Domain: Curriculum
Level 1: Knowledge Building

PD Hours Dates Register
Up to 5 Ongoing Register

 


Promoting Nutrition and Physical Activity in Early Care Settings

up to 2 PD hours and .20 CEU's English Family Child Care Administrators and Educators, Infant-Toddler Educators, Preschool and Pre-K Educators, Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

This online course provides an in-depth look at the topics of nutrition and physical activity. The course content is appropriate for both center-based staff and family child care providers.

WKC Domain: Physical and Mental Health, Safety, and Wellness
Level 1: Knowledge Building

Dates Register
Ongoing Register

Young Mathematicians: Using Math Games to Build Minds and Motivation – In Person

up to 12 PD hours English Family Child Care Administrators and Educators, Preschool and Pre-K Educators

This series is designed to improve preschool teachers’ capacity to facilitate and build children’s mathematical knowledge and thinking. Each session will focus on the use of fun and engaging math games that highlight key math concepts of number sense and quantity such as counting, identifying numerals, and understanding quantity. 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 number sense and quantity
  • use math games to support children’s development of persistence and executive function skills

Participants can earn up to 12 PD hours by attending three face-to-face sessions and completing three online assignments.

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

Dates Time Location Register
Wednesdays, February 1st, 15th, and March 1st 5:30pm -7:30pm Center for Early Learning Professionals Register

Autism Thinking: Perspective of the Child – Online Series

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

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 face-to-face sessions and completing three online assignments.

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

Dates Time Location Register
Mondays, January 23rd, 30th, and February 6th 5:30pm-7:30pm Webinar Registration Closed

Family Engagement: Culturally Responsive Approach – Online Series

up to 10.5 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 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: Professionalism, Family Engagement
Level 2/3: Application and Analysis

Dates Time Location Register
Saturdays, February 11th, 25th, and March 11th 9:30am-11:30am Webinar Register

Supporting Social and Emotional Development: The Preschool Years – Online Series

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

This series provides a comprehensive overview of social and emotional development in preschool-aged children. Session topics focus on understanding the definition of social and emotional development and its impact on learning; the importance of building relationships and creating nurturing environments; fostering self-esteem and positive social behavior; and promoting problem-solving skills.

Participants who complete the series will:

  • identify social and emotional development skills and how they impact early learning and child outcomes
  • integrate knowledge of the role of supportive environments in promoting children’s development and learning
  • learn to utilize techniques and strategies to support social and emotional development, and overall learning, in daily activities and curriculum

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

Dates Time Location Register
Tuesdays, February 7th, 28th, and March 14th 5:30pm-7:30pm Webinar Register

Executive Function Skills in Early Childhood: The Basics – Module

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

The Center created this online series using recent research about the foundational skills that children need to become confident and competent learners. This course will focus on defining and understanding the three components of executive function in young children, and ways educators can promote the development of these skills through learning experiences and interactions. Participants will have the opportunity to read current research related to this topic and explore classroom resources.

You can earn up to 2 PD hours by completing the course requirements and completing an online survey.

WKC Domains: Development and Learning; and Curriculum
Level 1: Knowledge Building

PD Hours Dates Register
Up to 2 Ongoing Register


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

Spanish/Bilingual Family Child Care Administrators and Educators

Las sesiones de aprendizaaje de inglés 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 multilingües emergentes que asistan a las clases del Genesis Center podrán obtener horas de desarrollo profesional si completan la autoevaluación de WKCs y las autoevaluaciones de CQI; Módulos virtuales de Salud, Seguridad y Nutrición; desarrollo profesional al que se accede a través del Center relacionado con el desarrollo de Planes de Desarrollo Profesional Individual (IPDPs); asistiendo a cursos de preparación en vivo en línea en  las Fundaciones de los RIELDS y obteniendo los Certificados de Finalización si toman estos cursos en línea por su cuenta después de la preparación a través de Genesis.

El curso tiene este requisito: Los participantes que deseen asistir a las clases a través del Génesis Center deben tomar la prueba previa de CASAS para poder determinar el nivel de Inglés y la clase correcta para su nivel y la prueba posterior de CASAS, al final del semestre, para determinar el nivel de aprendizaje y la clase apropiada para el próximo semestre. Los participantes serán contactados por Genesis Center con los detalles en como tomar las pruebas de CASAS antes de poder asistir a dichas clases.

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, Enero 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, Febrero 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 24, 28, Marzo 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, y 30 6:00pm-8:30pm En línea y 620 Potters Avenue, Providence Register

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.

Requisito del Curso: Los participantes que deseen asistir a las clases a través del Génesis Center deben tomar la prueba previa de CASAS para poder determinar el nivel de Inglés y la clase correcta para su nivel y la prueba posterior de CASAS, al final del semestre, para determinar el nivel de aprendizaje y la clase apropiada para el próximo semestre. Los participantes serán contactados por Genesis Center con los detalles en como tomar las pruebas de CASAS antes de poder asistir a dichas clases.

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, Enero 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, Febrero 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, Marzo 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, y 30 6:00pm-8:30pm En línea y 620 Potters Avenue, Providence Register

Creating Strong Management Systems: A Series for Administrators – Online Series

up to 14 PD hours English Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

This series will support administrators in developing and/or strengthening their program’s comprehensive management systems. Sessions will model the use of a framework for system development and will review the following program components: on-going self-assessment, staff supervision and support, and family engagement. Each 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 each of the core management systems identified in Rhode Island’s early childhood quality continuum
  • enhance their ability to assess their program’s strengths and current practices
  • learn an approach for creating a comprehensive management systems plan

Administrators can earn up to 14 PD hours by participating in four facilitated online sessions and completing four online assignments.

WKC Domains: Leadership, Program Management, Continuous Quality Improvement, Staff Support

Dates Time Location Register
Thursdays, January 24th, February 7th, 21st, and March 7th 5:30pm-7:30pm Webinar Register

Rhode Island 18-hour Required Health and Safety Pre-Service Training / Entrenamiento Requirido 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 Required Health and Safety Pre-Service Training!

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 Entrenamiento Requirido 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.”

Dates Register
Ongoing / En marcha Register

Learning Environment Training: ECERS-3 Overview Module

up to 1 PD hour and .10 CEU 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.

Participants can earn a total of 1 PD hour and .10 CEU (Continuing Education Units) by completing the course requirements and completing an online survey.

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 a multi-session course for teachers and/or administrators..

WKC Domains: Staff Support, Curriculum, Development and Learning
Level 1: Knowledge Building

 

Dates Register
Ongoing Register

Learning Environment Training: ITERS-3 Overview Module

up to 1 PD hour and .10 CEU English Infant-Toddler Educators, Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

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

Participants can earn a total of 1 PD hour and .10 CEU (Continuing Education Units) by completing the course requirements and completing an online survey.

Please note: This course 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 the multi-session course on the tool ITERS-3 for teachers or administrators.

WKC Domains: Staff Support, Curriculum, Development and Learning
Level 1: Knowledge Building

Dates Register
Ongoing Register

DHS Licensing Orientation for Family Child Care Home Providers / Orientación de Licencia DHS para Proveedores de Cuidado Infantil Familiar

English, Spanish/Bilingual Family Child Care Administrators and Educators

This page is dedicated to resources and information for people interested in becoming a Family Child Care Home Provider licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS). Follow the link below for required trainings and additional resources on becoming a DHS Licensed Family Child Care Home Provider.

Esta página está dedicada a proveer recursos e información para proveedores de cuidado infantil familiar licensiados por el Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Rhode Island (DHS). Siga los enlaces que se encuentran a continuación para obtener los entrenamientos requeridos y recursos adicionales para convertirse en un proveedor licensiado por DHS de cuidado infantil familiar.

 

Dates Website
Ongoing DHS Licensing Orientation for Family Child Care Home Providers (English)
En marcha Orientación de Licencia DHS para Proveedores de Cuidado Infantil Familiar (Español)


Dos No son los Nuevos Cinco: Comprendiendo el Desarrollo de Bebés y Niños Pequeños – Serie en Línea

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

Esta serie ofrece una visión profunda del desarrollo físico, social, emocional, y del desarrollo cognitivo y lingüístico de los bebés y niños pequeños.
Las sesiones resaltan el papel esencial que desempeñan el apego/unión y la relación receptiva en el desarrollo saludable a través de estos campos interrelacionados.

Los educadores de guarderías familiares participantes en esta serie podrán:

  • reconocer los pilares/hitos de un desarrollo típico
  • comprender la importancia de las relaciones y unión para un desarrollo saludable
  • tener en cuenta y acomodar el nivel de desarrollo individual de los niños, los temperamentos, intereses y necesidades individuales
  • reconocer el impacto de las influencias ambientales y los factores de riesgo en el desarrollo de los niños

Los participantes pueden obtener hasta 10.5 horas de Desarrollo Profesional asistiendo a las tres sesiones facilitadas en persona y completando tres asignaciones.

Dominio: Desarrollo y aprendizaje
WKC Nivel 1: Aumento de conocimientos; Aplicación inicial

Dates Time Location Register
Lunes, 9, 23 de febrero, y 9 de marzo 6:00pm-8:00pm En línea Register

Creating a Family Handbook for Family Child Care Providers – Online Session

up to 4 PD hours English Family Child Care Administrators and Educators

The updated Family Child Care Licensing Regulations now require family child care providers to provide families with a family handbook. One characteristic of a robust family child care program is effective family engagement. A family handbook that is comprehensive allows families to understand mutual accountability by knowing what they can expect from your center and what is expected of them. A family handbook explains policies, schedules, teaching and discipline philosophies and much more. This PD offering will walk through the components of a family handbook and review forms and documentation families must complete for enrollment of their child in family child care.

Participants can earn up to 4 PD hours by attending one facilitated online session and completing one online assignment.

 WKC Domains: Family Engagement; Professionalism

Dates Time Location Register
Monday, January 30th 5:30pm -7:30pm Webinar Register

Creando un Manual Familiar para Proveedores de Cuidado Infantil Familiar – Sesión en línea

hasta 3.5 horas de DP Spanish/Bilingual Family Child Care Administrators and Educators

Las Regulaciones de Licencias de Cuidado Infantil Familiar actualizadas ahora requieren que los proveedores de cuidado infantil familiar proporcionen a las familias un manual familiar. Una característica de un programa sólido de cuidado infantil familiar es la participación familiar efectiva. Un manual familiar completo permite que las familias comprendan la responsabilidad mutua al saber qué pueden esperar de su centro y qué se espera de ellos. Un manual familiar explica políticas, horarios, filosofías de enseñanza y disciplina y mucho más. Esta oferta de desarrollo profesional explicará los componentes de un manual familiar y revisará los formularios y la documentación que las familias deben completar para inscribir a su hijo en el cuidado infantil familiar.

Los participantes pueden ganar hasta 3.5 horas de DP asistiendo a una sesión facilitada en línea y completando una tarea en línea.

Dominios WKC: Compromiso familiar; Profesionalismo

Dates Time Location Register
Martes, 31 de enero 6:00pm-8:00pm En línea Register

Rhode Island Essentials: Recorded Modules

English Family Child Care Administrators and Educators, Infant-Toddler Educators, Preschool and Pre-K Educators

Explore this new suite of interactive online PD courses designed for family child care providers, center-based educators who are new to the early childhood field in Rhode Island, or those who just want to learn more about state’s ECE system.

The suite includes 5 separate recorded modules that will build your knowledge of the following topics:

  • The professional development system in Rhode Island
  • Rhode Island’s quality and improvement rating system and licensing requirements
  • Resources for supporting families in your program
  • Ages and stages in development, from birth to preschool
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI)—what does this mean and how to build EDI in your program?

 

Click on any of the titles to begin your journey into the Rhode Island Essentials PD series:

PD Hours Dates Register
Up to 1.5 Ongoing The View from 30,000 Feet
Up to 1 Ongoing Moving Forward
Up to 1 Ongoing Building Your Rhode Island Resources Toolkit
Up to 2.5 Ongoing Ages and Stages
Up to 1 and .10 CEU Ongoing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Early Childhood Education

 


Supporting Social and Emotional Development Modules

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

This online course was created by the Center for Early Learning Professionals using materials developed by the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning. Each module describes strategies that early childhood educators can use to create a caring classroom environment and best support children’s social and emotional development. The modules were designed for educators working in various settings who want to improve their practice in this area.

You can earn up to 2 PD hours by completing the course requirements and completing an online survey.

WKCs: Development and Learning
Level 1: Knowledge Building

PD Hours Dates Register
Up to 2 Ongoing Register


Help Me Explore! Using Quality Materials for Play and Learning with Infants and Toddlers Module

.10 CEU and 1 PD hour English Family Child Care Administrators and Educators, Infant-Toddler Educators, Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

This online course will ground participants in the foundational knowledge of how infants and toddlers learn best based on their development. The course will explore both the characteristics of high-quality materials that inspire play and learning for very young children, and the caregiver’s role in supporting interactions with these materials. Come learn how to use movement, the natural world, and open-ended materials to optimize children’s learning and development.

Course participants will earn .10 CEU (Continuing Education Units) and 1 PD hour for successfully completing the course and the online survey.

WKC Domain: Development and Learning; Curriculum
Level 1: Knowledge Building

Dates Register
Ongoing Register

Rhode Island Esenciales: Módulos Grabados

Spanish/Bilingual Family Child Care Administrators and Educators, Infant-Toddler Educators, Preschool and Pre-K Educators

Explore este nuevo conjunto de cursos interactivos de DP en línea diseñados para proveedores de cuidado infantil familiar, educadores de centros que son nuevos en el campo de la primera infancia en Rhode Island o aquellos que simplemente desean obtener más información sobre el sistema de educación de cuidado infantil del estado.

El conjunto incluye 5 módulos grabados separados que desarrollarán su conocimiento de los siguientes temas:

  • El sistema de desarrollo profesional en Rhode Island
  • Sistema de clasificación de calidad y mejora de Rhode Island y requisitos de licencia
  • Recursos para apoyar a las familias en su programa
  • Edades y etapas de desarrollo, desde el nacimiento hasta preescolar
  • Equidad, diversidad e inclusión (EDI): ¿qué significa esto y cómo desarrollar EDI en su programa?

Haga clic en cualquiera de los títulos para comenzar su viaje a la serie Rhode Island Esenciales DP:

Horas de DP Fechas Regístrese
Hasta 1.5 horas En marcha La Vista Desde 30,000 Pies
Hasta 1 hora En marcha Avanzando
Hasta 1 hora En marcha Creación de Su Kit de Herramientas de Recursos de Rhode Island
Hasta 2.5 horas En marcha Edades y Etapas
Hasta 1 hora En marcha Equidad, Diversidad e Inclusión en la Educación Infantil


ProSolutions Training — Online Courses

Vary by course English Family Child Care Administrators and Educators, Infant-Toddler Educators, Preschool and Pre-K Educators, Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

The Center for Early Learning Professionals has partnered with ProSolutions Training to provide these courses at no cost to early childhood educators in Rhode Island.

The individual courses listed below provide approved RI Professional Development (PD) and CEU hours.

ProSolutions Training will issue a certificate upon completion of any of these modules with approved RI Professional Development (PD) and CEU hours.

Be sure to use the email account linked to your account with the Center to create and log into your ProSolutions account, and select Rhode Island as your state.

Dates Location Register
Ongoing Online Register

ProSolutions Training – Cursos en Línea

Varían por curso Spanish/Bilingual Family Child Care Administrators and Educators, Infant-Toddler Educators, Preschool and Pre-K Educators, Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

El Center for Early Learning Professionals se ha asociado con ProSolutions Training para brindar estos cursos de forma gratuita a los educadores de la primera infancia en Rhode Island.

Los cursos individuales que se enumeran a continuación brindan horas aprobadas de Desarrollo Profesional (DP) para RI y horas CEU aprobadas.

ProSolutions Training emitirá un certificado al completar cualquiera de estos módulos con horas aprobadas de desarrollo profesional (DP) para RI y CEU.

Asegúrese de usar el email asociado con su cuenta con el Center al crear y entrar a su cuenta con ProSolutions, y seleccione Rhode Island como su estado.

Dates Location Register
En marcha En línea Register

Building a Foundation for Social Emotional Learning (previously “Diving Deeper”) – Online Series

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

In partnership with Empowering Educators, this new Conscious Discipline series will answer the question, “How do I create a classroom that will support all students’ diverse needs?” This three-part training will provide educators with the practical tools and structures that foster a classroom based on safety and connection, so children are regulated enough to explore their learning environment, foster self-regulation skills, and social emotional learning.

Participants who complete the series will learn:

  • how to construct a strong foundation of safety within the classroom
  • how to create meaningful connections using structures and connecting rituals
  • how to build opportunities for students to practice critical SEL skills
  • learn strategies for promoting self-advocacy and conflict resolution

There is a prerequisite for this series. Participants must have taken the Our Amazing Brain series, Conscious Discipline 101 or be familiar with Conscious Discipline.

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

Dates Time Location Register
Tuesdays, February 28th, and March 14th, 28th 5:30pm-7:30pm Webinar Register

Pequeños Matemáticos: Usando Juegos Matemáticos para Desarrollar la Mentalidad y la Motivación

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

Pequeños matemáticos es una serie de DP de nuevo diseño que mejorará la capacidad de los proveedores con niños de edad preescolar para facilitar y desarrollar el conocimiento matemático y el pensamiento de los niños utilizando juegos matemáticos y la participación familiar. Al igual que la serie original, cada sesión se centrará en el uso de juegos de matemáticas divertidos y atractivos que destacan varios conceptos matemáticos clave. En la serie, los proveedores aprenderán cómo apoyar la clasificación, la geometría y el razonamiento espacial, y los patrones. Los participantes aprenderán cómo implementar una serie de juegos de matemáticas, usar estrategias de evaluación formativa para rastrear el crecimiento de los niños y aplicar enfoques de instrucción que desarrollen la mentalidad de crecimiento y la persistencia de los niños.

Los participantes que completen la serie aumentarán su capacidad para:

  • planificar intencionalmente juegos y usar estrategias de instrucción que faciliten la exploración de habilidades matemáticas críticas
  • comprenden y articulan conceptos matemáticos clave relacionados con la clasificación, la geometría y el razonamiento espacial, y los patrones
  • usaran juegos de matemáticas para apoyar el desarrollo de la persistencia y las habilidades de la función ejecutiva de los niños

Los participantes pueden ganar hasta 10.5 horas PD asistiendo a tres sesiones en línea facilitadas y completando tres tareas en línea.

Dominios WKC: Desarrollo y Aprendizaje, Currículo
Niveles 2/3: Aplicación y Análisis

Dates Time Location Register
Miércoles, 15 de febrero, 1, y 15 de marzo 6:00pm-8:00pm En línea Register

Using the ITERS-3 to Improve Classroom and Program Quality – Online Series

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

This series provides an overview of the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale-3 – a tool that directors, education coordinators, and teachers can use to assess quality in infant/toddler center-based settings. Participants will learn about items in the tool that focus on teachers’ interactions and use of language throughout the day in learning activities, routines, and transitions. The series will also help participants examine their classrooms’ physical space, schedule, and materials. Session activities will guide participants to analyze their own classroom environments and create plans for improvement. 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 face-to-face sessions and completing three online assignments. As part of the assignments, participants will have the opportunity to practice using the tool 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

Dates Time Location Register
Wednesdays, February 22nd, and March 8th, 22nd 5:30pm -7:30pm Webinar Register

Self-Care for Care Givers – Online Series

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

This series will act as a space for caregivers to learn meaningful practices to cultivate ongoing self-care. Through the use of mindfulness techniques, movement and reflective practice, participants will work to create and sustain a self-care plan that works for them.

Participants can earn up to 6 PD hours by attending three facilitated online sessions and completing three assignments.

WKC Domains: Physical and Mental Health, Safety, and Wellness and Professionalism
Levels 3-4: Reflection/Problem Solving/Advocacy

Dates Time Location Register
Mondays, January 9th, February 13th, and March 13th 5:30pm -7:00pm Webinar Register

Learning Environment Training: FCCERS-3 Overview

up to 1 PD hour and .10 CEU English Family Child Care Administrators and Educators

This online recorded module was created by the Center for Early Learning Professionals and provides participants with an overview of the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale (Third Edition) (FCCERS-3). This module is intended for providers who work in a Family Child Care Home.

Participants can earn a total of 1 PD hour and .10 CEU (Continuing Education Units) by completing the course requirements and completing an online survey.

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 a more in-depth, multi-session PD course on the tool.

WKC Domains: Staff Support, Curriculum, Development and Learning
Level 1: Knowledge Building

 

Dates Register
Ongoing Register

Capacitación del Ambiente de Aprendizaje: FCCERS-3 Módulo de Descripción General

hasta 1 hora de DP Spanish/Bilingual Family Child Care Administrators and Educators

Este módulo grabado en línea fue creado por el Center for Early Learning Professionals y brinda a los participantes una descripción general de la escala de calificación del entorno de cuidado infantil familiar (tercera edición) (FCCERS-3). Este módulo está diseñado para los proveedores que trabajan en un hogar de cuidado infantil familiar.

Tenga en cuenta: este módulo es apropiado para personas que son nuevas en la herramienta o que desean actualizarse. Este seminario web cumple con el requisito para programas nuevos en BrightStars y aquellos que buscan subir a una calificación de dos estrellas. Los programas que deseen solicitar una calificación de tres, cuatro o cinco estrellas deben realizar un curso de PD de varias sesiones más profundo sobre la herramienta.

Puede obterner un total de 1 hora de DP al ver el módulo y enviar las respuestas a una encuesta en línea al final del módulo.

Dominios WKC: Apoyo al personal, plan de estudios, desarrollo y aprendizaje
Nivel 1: Applicación inicial

Dates Location Register
En marcha En línea Register

Supporting Infant and Toddler Interactions Using the CLASS® – Online Series

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

This series provides an overview of the quality indicators in the Infant and Toddler Classroom Assessment Scoring System® (CLASS) tools. Infant and toddler teachers will reflect on the quality of caregiving and teaching practices in their classroom and begin to identify areas for improvement using the CLASS tools.

Participants who complete the series will:

  • increase their knowledge of the tool’s research base
  • gain understanding of effective teacher/child interactions that are proven to support learning
  • learn strategies for using the tool for self-reflection and improvement

Participants can earn up to 10.5 PD hours by attending the three facilitated online sessions and completing three online assignments. As part of the assignment, participants will have the opportunity to practice using sections of the tool in their own classrooms.

WKC Domain: Curriculum
Levels 2/3: Application and Analysis

Dates Time Location Register
Mondays, February 27th, and March 20th, 27th 5:30pm -7:30pm Webinar Register


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