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.

Create an account. Go to apps.center-elp.org to create a user account in the Center’s registration system. If you already have an account, please sign in and check your profile information for accuracy. If you have updates to your profile or trouble signing in, call the Center. We can help.

Search the listings below. Our new search feature will help you find and select PD that is appropriate to your role and aligned with the goals in your Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP).

Register for your choice. After finding a PD series that interests you, click on the Register link in the description. Please Note: Registration is not required to access and view our online PD. You can view these modules at any time.

Check your email for notification of your registration status. If you work in a BrightStars-rated program, you will receive an immediate notice that your registration is pending. If your program is not active with BrightStars or a series is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Continue to check your email for notification of changes in your registration status.

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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


Ayudando a los Niños a Crecer y a Aprender en su Guardería de Cuidado Infantil Familiar – En Línea

up to 12 PD hours Spanish/Bilingual Family Child Care Administrators and Educators

Esta oportunidad de desarrollo profesional (DP) es ofrecida sólo para aquellos quienes:

  • ya han tomado los Primeros Pasos y están en el proceso de obtener una licencia de DHS como proveedores de cuidado infantil familiar
  • han obtenido la licencia como proveedores de cuidado infantil durante los 2 últimos años; y
  • no han tomado ninguna de las siguientes series: los “Esenciales”, “Ayudando a los Niños a Crecer y a Aprender” o “Sea el Mejor Proveedor de Cuidado Infantil Familiar que Usted Pueda Ser: Mejorando Sus Prácticas”

La serie ofrece una visión general en varias de las regulaciones de DHS relacionadas al cuidado y la educación infantil ofrecida dentro del cuidado infantil familiar. Dichas regulaciones incluyen la comunicación con las familias; horarios y rutinas diarias; planeación e implementación de actividades curriculares; y manejo del comportamiento. Cada una de las sesiones ofrece métodos prácticos que le ayudarán a aumentar la calidad del programa y a cumplir con las regulaciones de DHS.

Los participantes que completen la serie:

  • desarrollarán mejores prácticas en comunicación y participación familiar
  • identificarán lo requerido en un horario con rutinas y transiciones diario
  • desarrollarán un mejor entendimiento acerca de actividades curriculares apropiadas para la edad y alineadas con la Normas de Desarrollo y Aprendizaje Temprano de RI (RIELDS)
  • aprenderán técnicas positivas para el manejo del comportamiento infantil

Participantes pueden obtener hasta 12 horas de DP asistiendo a las cuatro sesiones en línea, completando cuatro asignaciones, y asistiendo a la sesión de asistencia técnica en grupo y completar las asignaciones con asistencia del facilitador.

WKC Dominios: Participación Familiar (FE), Desarrollo y Aprendizaje, Currículo
Nivel 1: Aumento de Conocimientos; Aplicación Inicial
Reglamentos para la Licencia de DHS como Proveedor de Cuidado Infantil Familiar.

Nota: Para registrarse para esta serie usted debe tener una cuenta con el Centro.

Favor de tomar en cuenta que este curso forma parte de una serie de pre-servicio.
Se dará prioridad a los participantes de First Steps y a aquellos que han tenido una licencia de Cuidado Infantil Familiar (FCC) durante los últimos dos años.
Una vez que se brinde prioridad a los grupos mencionados anteriormente, cualquier FCC en la lista de espera se agregará hasta que la clase alcance su capacidad.

Dates Time Location Register
Jueves, Julio 22, 29, y Agosto 5, 12 6:00pm – 8:00pm En línea Registration Closed

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

Dates Time Location Register
Thursdays, July 15th, 29th, and August 5th 1:30pm-3:30pm 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

Important, please read: When you log in, please be sure to find the chat button on the task bar and put your full name and program to receive credit for attending. This is a large class, and we will not be able to give you credit if you do not sign in.

This session is offered using simultaneous interpretation in English and Spanish. Once on the platform you must choose which language you prefer by selecting English or Spanish on the task bar. The interpretation channel option works for participants on mobile devices and lap tops but does not work on chrome books. If you are on a chrome book you will only have the English option available.

Dates Time Location Register
Mondays, July 19th, and August 2nd, 23rd 5:30pm-7:30pm Webinar Registration Closed

Strengthening Business Practices: A Series for Administrators – Online Series

up to 10 PD hours English Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

This series will support administrators in developing and/or strengthening their foundational knowledge of business practices. Sessions will cover topics including finance, marketing and human resource management. Participants will develop basic business acumen through the introduction of terms and concepts and their applicability to early care and education programs.

Participants who complete the series will:

  • understand key terms and concepts related to fiscal management, marketing, and human resource management
  • understand how strong fiscal management and marketing efforts can strengthen the center’s bottom line
  • understand the essential components of human resource management

Administrators can earn up to 10 PD hours by attending three facilitated online sessions and completing three application assignments.

WKC Domains: Leadership, Program Management, Staff Support, Community Partnerships

Dates Time Location Register
Tuesdays, August 3rd, 17th, and 31st 5:30pm-7:30pm Webinar Registration Closed

Responsive Caregiving: Supporting the Needs of Infants and Toddlers – Online Series

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

This series presents a research-based approach to caring for infants and toddlers that focuses on social and emotional development as the foundation for all growth and development. The role of the caregiver-child relationship and ways to promote it within the caregiving environment will be emphasized. Principles of best practice in the field of infant and toddler care and education will be integrated throughout the sessions. This series is appropriate for teaching staff with a foundational knowledge of infant and toddler development.

Participants who complete the series will increase their ability to:

  • understand the principles of responsive caregiving
  • identify the impact of social and emotional development on the overall learning and growth of young children
  • recognize the role of relationships in infant and toddler care
  • reflect on the unique needs of infants and toddlers in care settings
  • analyze the components of responsive caregiving and how to apply them within care settings
  • begin to implement strategies for applying responsive caregiving principles within caregiving routines, experiences and environments

Participants can earn up to 10.5 PD hours by attending 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

Important, please read: When you log in, please be sure to find the chat button on the task bar and put your full name and program to receive credit for attending. This is a large class, and we will not be able to give you credit if you do not sign in.

This session is offered using simultaneous interpretation in English and Spanish. Once on the platform you must choose which language you prefer by selecting English or Spanish on the task bar. The interpretation channel option works for participants on mobile devices and lap tops but does not work on chrome books. If you are on a chrome book you will only have the English option available.

Dates Time Location Register
Wednesdays, July 14th, 28th, and August 11th 5:30pm-7:30pm Webinar Registration Closed

Fortaleciendo Prácticas Comerciales: Una Serie para Administradores de Negocios de Cuidado Infantil Familiar – En Línea

hasta 14 horas de DP Spanish/Bilingual Family Child Care Administrators and Educators

Esta serie para proveedores de cuidado infantil familiar apoyará el desarrollo de estrategias que le servirán para mejorar el liderazgo y las prácticas comerciales en su negocio de cuidado infantil familiar. La serie explorará las mejores prácticas al administrar, presupuestar, mantener los récords de acuerdo a las regulaciones y comercializar sus negocios de cuidado infantil familiar. Los participantes desarrollarán una visión empresarial básica a través de la introducción de términos y conceptos financieros con aplicabilidad a su negocio familiar de cuidado infantil.

Los participantes que completen la serie:

  • aprenderán prácticas efectivas de negocios y liderazgo y como se aplica a las regulaciones para el cuidado infantil familiar
  • aumentarán su conocimiento acerca de términos y conceptos claves relacionados con la gestión fiscal y el mercadeo
  • entenderán cómo los esfuerzos de manejo fiscal pueden mejorar los resultados del programa
  • entenderán cómo mantener los registros del programa de acuerdo con las regulaciones

Los participantes en esta serie pueden obtener hasta 14 horas de DP participando en 4 sesiones en línea y completando 3 asignaciones con aplicación en sus programas.

La serie se ofrecerá en español por un instructor bilingüe-bicultural.

Dominio WKC: Administración de Programas

Dates Time Location Register
Miércoles, Agosto 4, 11, 18, y 25 6:00pm-8:00pm En línea Register

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

up to 12.5 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 12.5 PD hours by attending four facilitated online sessions and completing three assignments.

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.

Dates Time Location Register
Thursdays, July 22nd, 29th, and August 5th, 12th 6:00pm-8:00pm Webinar Registration Closed

Conscious Discipline 101 – Online

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

Conscious Discipline is a brain-based, trauma-informed approach to social-emotional learning. Conscious Discipline addresses the self-regulation for the adult first. Through the adult’s awareness of their perception of challenging behaviors, they are equipped with the essential skills needed to handle upset in any situation. This introductory session will provide participants with an overview of the central tenants of the Conscious Discipline curriculum and strategies for beginning classroom implementation.

Participants who attend the session will:

  • be able to explain the four principles of Conscious Discipline, developed by Dr. Becky Bailey
  • recognize they have the powers and the skills to turn everyday discipline challenges into teaching moments

Participants can earn up to 2 PD hours by attending one facilitated online session.

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

Important, please read:  When you log in, please be sure to find the chat button on the task bar and put your full name and program to receive credit for attending. This is a large class, and we will not be able to give you credit if you do not sign in.

This session is offered using simultaneous interpretation in English and Spanish. Once on the platform you must choose which language you prefer by selecting English or Spanish on the task bar. The interpretation channel option works for participants on mobile devices and lap tops but does not work on chrome books. If you are on a chrome book you will only have the English option available.

Dates Time Location Register
Tuesday, August 4th 5:30pm - 7:30pm Webinar Registration Closed

Disciplina Consciente 101 – En Línea

hasta 2 horas de DP Spanish/Bilingual Family Child Care Administrators and Educators, Infant-Toddler Educators, Preschool and Pre-K Educators, Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

La disciplina consciente es un enfoque al aprendizaje socioemocional basado en el estudio del cerebro e informado por análisis sobre trauma.  Disciplina Consciente prioriza la autorregulación del adulto primero.  A través de la conciencia del adulto de su percepción de comportamientos desafiantes, están equipados con las habilidades esenciales necesarias para manejar el malestar en cualquier situación. Esta sesión introductoria proporcionará a los participantes una visión general de los principios centrales del plan de estudios de Disciplina Consciente y estrategias para comenzar la implementación en sus programas y salones.

Participantes que asistan a la sesión podrán:

  • ser capaz de explicar los cuatro principios de la Disciplina Consciente, desarrollados por la Dra. Becky Bailey
  • reconocer que tienen los poderes y las habilidades para convertir los desafíos disciplinarios cotidianos en momentos de enseñanza

Participantes pueden recibir hasta 2 horas de DP asistiendo a una sesión en línea.

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

Imoprtante: Cuando inicie la sesión, oprima el botón del “Chat” en el menú localizado en la parte de debajo de su pantalla y escriba su nombre completo y el nombre del programa y así podrá recibir crédito por su asistencia. Esta es una clase grande y no podemos darle crédito si no entra al Chat y se registra.

La sesión será ofrecida con traducción simultánea del inglés al español. Una vez en la plataforma, usando el mismo menú podrá elegir qué idioma prefiere, seleccionando Inglés o Español. La opción del canal de interpretación funciona solo para los participantes en DISPOSITIVOS MÓVILES, pero no en Chrome Book. Si entra a la clase usando un Chrome Book, solo tendrá disponible la opción en inglés y no en Español.

Dates Time Location Register
Martes, Agosto 4 5:30pm-7:30pm En línea 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.”

Dates Register
Ongoing / En marcha Register

What Preschool Teachers Need to Know about the ECERS-3 – Online Series

up to 10.5 PD hours English Preschool and Pre-K Educators

This series will provide an overview of the key components of high-quality classroom environments as defined by current research used in the new Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale tool (ECERS-3). Participants will learn about several new items in the tool that focus on teachers’ interactions around language, literacy and math practices. The series will also help participants examine their classroom’s physical space, schedule, and materials. Session activities will guide participants to analyze their own classroom environment and create a plan 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 aspects of classroom environments impact program quality, as well as children’s learning and development
  • learn strategies for self-assessment, identifying and building upon strengths, and improving aspects of language, literacy and math practices, room arrangement, set up of materials, and class schedules
  • implement recommendations for improving the classroom environment based on current research, content of the series, and classroom strengths and needs

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

WKC Domain: Curriculum; Physical and Mental Health, Safety, and Wellness
Levels 2/3: Application and Analysis

Dates Time Location Register
Tuesdays, July 13th, 27th, and August 3rd 5:30pm-7:30pm Online Registration Closed

What Infant and Toddler Teachers Need to Know about the ITERS-3 – Online Series

up to 10.5 PD hours English Infant-Toddler Educators

This series will provide an overview of the key components of high-quality classroom environments as defined by current research used in the new Infant/ Toddler Environment Rating Scale tool (ITERS-3). Participants will learn about new 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 classroom’s physical space, schedule, and materials. Session activities will guide participants to analyze their own classroom environment and create a plan 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 aspects of classroom environments impact program quality, as well as children’s learning and development
  • learn strategies for self-assessment, identifying and building upon strengths, and improving aspects of interactions and language use with infants and toddlers
  • implement recommendations for improving the classroom environment based on current research, content of the series, and classroom strengths and needs
  • use specific criteria to analyze schedules and transitions to make improvements

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

WKC Domains: Curriculum; Physical and Mental Health, Safety, and Wellness
Level 2/3: Application and Analysis

Dates Time Location Register
Thursdays, July 1st, 15th, and 29th 5:30pm-7:30pm Webinar Registration Closed

Developing a Standard of Care for Your Outdoor Space – Online

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

LISC and its Rhode Island Child Care and Early Learning Facilities Fund will provide a brief overview on the important role that child care facilities play in overall program quality. The session will focus on outdoor space and developing a standard of care packet for your playground. The “standard of care” is used to describe the responsibility to provide a reasonable level of care to a play area to help prevent unnecessary injury.

Participants can earn 2 PD hours by attending this facilitated online session.

WKC Domains: Development and Learning, Physical and Mental Health, Safety and Wellness
Level 1: Knowledge Building

Important, please read: When you log in, please be sure to find the chat button on the task bar and put your full name and program to receive credit for attending. This is a large class, and we will not be able to give you credit if you do not sign in.

This session is offered using simultaneous interpretation in English and Spanish. Once on the platform you must choose which language you prefer by selecting English or Spanish on the task bar. The interpretation channel option works for participants on mobile devices and lap tops but does not work on chrome books. If you are on a chrome book you will only have the English option available.

Dates Time Location Register
Tuesday, August 24th 5:30pm-7:30pm Webinar Registration Closed

Más allá de los Colores, las Figuras y los Números: Promoviendo el Lenguaje y el Aprendizaje en los Niños Pequeños -En línea

hasta 12 horas Spanish/Bilingual Family Child Care Administrators and Educators

Esta serie apoyará a los educadores en el diseño de experiencias de aprendizaje de alta calidad para los niños pequeños y los párvulos (niños de 2 años de edad). Las sesiones se enfocan en prácticas basadas en la investigación que destacan la importancia de las interacciones, los materiales y el juego para ampliar el aprendizaje en este grupo de edad de una manera apropiada para su desarrollo.

Los participantes que completen la serie:

  • entenderán el papel de las interacciones, el juego y los materiales en las prácticas apropiadas para el desarrollo de los niños pequeños
  • entenderán cómo satisfacer las necesidades únicas de aprendizaje de los niños pequeños en un medio ambiente de cuidado infantil y educación temprana
  • practicarán la planificación e implementación de experiencias que fomenten la resolución de problemas, amplíen el aprendizaje y sigan las ideas y preferencias del niño

Los participantes pueden obtener hasta 12 horas de desarollo profesional asistiendo a tres sesiones facilitadas en línea y completando tres tareas en línea.

Nota:Esta serie ha sido aprobada por RIDE para servir como una clase de RIELDS Next Steps.
WKC Domains: Desarrollo y Aprendizaje, Curículo
WKC Level 2/3: Aplicación y Análisis

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

What is Infant Mental Health? – 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 2-part series is an introduction to the field of Infant Mental Health that will define Infant Mental Health, explore its influence on social and emotional development and learning in the early years and highlight effective provider practice. The sessions will present research related to attachment and secure relationships as the foundation of resilience and positive outcomes for children.

Participants who complete the series will:

  • define Infant Mental Health and its guiding principles
  • understand and describe the role of attachment and secure relationships in ensuring mental health in infancy and beyond
  • recognize effective strategies to support Infant Mental Health in the child care setting
  • identify resources and strategies to share with families

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

WKC Domains: Physical and Mental Health, Safety, and Wellness; Development and Learning
Level 1: Knowledge Building

Important, please read: When you log in, please be sure to find the chat button on the task bar and put your full name and program to receive credit for attending. This is a large class, and we will not be able to give you credit if you do not sign in.

This session is offered using simultaneous interpretation in English and Spanish. Once on the platform you must choose which language you prefer by selecting English or Spanish on the task bar. The interpretation channel option works for participants on mobile devices and lap tops but does not work on chrome books. If you are on a chrome book you will only have the English option available.

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Tuesdays, July 20th and 27th 5:30pm - 7:00pm Webinar Registration Closed

Una Introducción al Desarrollo Infantil – Serie en línea

hasta 10 horas de DP Spanish/Bilingual Family Child Care Administrators and Educators

Esta serie ofrece a los educadores de cuidado infantil familiar una introducción al desarrollo infantil. Al finalizar la serie los participantes:

  • entenderán los principales hitos del desarrollo de los niños desde el nacimiento hasta los cinco años junto con las influencias en el desarrollo y el aprendizaje
  • utilizarán el conocimiento del desarrollo infantil y el aprendizaje temprano para crear medio ambientes de aprendizaje apropiados para el desarrollo y planificar y poner en práctica experiencias de aprendizaje intencionales usando prácticas de desarrollo apropiadas
  • entenderán la importancia del desarrollo profesional continuo definiendo los dominios de desarrollo y entendiendo cómo aprenden los niños

Los participantes pueden obtener hasta 10 horas de desarrollo profesional asistiendo a 3 sesiones facilitadas en línea completando 2 asignaciones.

WKCS: Desarrollo y Aprendizaje; Currículo; Profesionalismo
Niveles 1/2:Desarrollo de Conocimientos/Aplicación Inicial

Dates Time Location Register
Martes, Julio 20, 27 y Agosto 3 6:00pm – 8:00pm En línea Registration Closed

Reflective Practice: Introduction to Implicit Bias in the EC Classroom – Online Session

up to 2.5 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 this introductory session, we will examine exactly what is Implicit Bias and look at why it matters in our early childhood classrooms. Participants will be introduced to the concept of implicit bias and begin to reflect on how it is manifested in our early childhood classrooms and programs.

Participants can earn up to 2.5 PD hours by attending one facilitated online session and completing one assignment.

WKC Domains: Professionalism; Family Engagement; Development and Learning
Levels 1: Knowledge Building

Dates Location Register
Monday, 7/26/2021 (5:30pm – 7:30pm) Online Registration Closed

Dates Time Location Register
Monday, August 16th 5:30pm-7:30pm Webinar Register

¿Qué es Salud Mental Infantil? – Serie en línea

hasta 6 horas de DP Spanish/Bilingual Family Child Care Administrators and Educators, Infant-Toddler Educators, Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

Esta serie de dos partes es una introducción al campo de la Salud Mental Infantil que definirá la salud mental infantil, explorará su influencia en el desarrollo social y emocional y el aprendizaje en los primeros años y destacará la práctica eficaz del proveedor. Las sesiones presentarán estudios relacionados con el apego y las relaciones seguras como la base de la resiliencia y resultados positivos para los niños.

Los participantes que completan la serie:

  • definirán la salud mental infantil y sus principios centrales
  • comprenderán y describirán el rol del apego y relaciones seguras para garantizar la salud mental en infancia y más allá
  • reconocerán estrategias efectivas de soporte para la salud mental infantil en el entorno del cuidado infantil
  • identificarán recursos y estrategias para compartir con las familias

Los participantes pueden ganar hasta 6 horas de DP asistiendo a las dos sesiones facilitadas en línea y completando dos tareas en línea.

Dominios WKC: Salud física y mental, seguridad y bienestar; desarrollo y aprendizaje
Niveles 1: Desarrollo de conocimientos

Importante: Cuando inicie la sesión, oprima el botón del “Chat” en el menú localizado en la parte de debajo de su pantalla y escriba su nombre completo y el nombre del programa y así podrá recibir crédito por su asistencia. Esta es una clase grande y no podemos darle crédito si no entra al Chat y se registra.

La sesión será ofrecida con traducción simultánea del inglés al español. Una vez en la plataforma, usando el mismo menú podrá elegir qué idioma prefiere, seleccionando Inglés o Español. La opción del canal de interpretación funciona solo para los participantes en DISPOSITIVOS MÓVILES, pero no en Chrome Book. Si entra a la clase usando un Chrome Book, solo tendrá disponible la opción en inglés y no en Español.

Dates Time Location Register
Martes, Julio 20 y 27 5:30pm - 7:30pm En línea Registration Closed

Cuidado Sensitivo: Apoyando las Necesidades de Bebés y Niños Pequeños – Serie en línea

hasta 10.5 horas de DP Spanish/Bilingual Family Child Care Administrators and Educators, Infant-Toddler Educators

Esta serie presenta una estrategia basada en la investigación para el cuidado de bebés y niños pequeños que se enfoca en el desarrollo social y emocional como la base para todo crecimiento y desarrollo. Se enfatizará el rol de las relaciones entre el cuidador y el niño y las formas de promoverlo dentro del entorno de cuidado. Los principios de las mejores prácticas en el campo del cuidado y educación de bebés y niños pequeños se integrarán a lo largo de las sesiones.  Esta serie es apropiada para el personal de maestros con un conocimiento básico del desarrollo de bebés y niños pequeños.

Participantes que completan la serie podrán aumentar su capacidad para:

  • entender los principios de cuidado sensitivo
  • identificar el impacto del desarrollo social y emocional en el aprendizaje y crecimiento general de niños pequeños
  • reconocer el rol de las relaciones en el cuidado de bebés y niños pequeños
  • reflexionar sobre las necesidades únicas de los bebés y niños pequeños en los entornos de cuidado
  • analizar los componentes del cuidado sensitivo y como aplicarlos en los entornos de cuidado
  • comenzar a implementar estrategias para aplicar los principios de cuidado receptivo dentro de las rutinas, experiencias y entornos del cuidado

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

Tenga en cuenta: Esta seria ha sido aprobada por RIDE para servir como una clase RIELDS Next Steps.

Dominios WKC: Desarrollo y aprendizaje, currículo
Niveles 2/3: Aplicación y análisis

Importante: Cuando inicie la sesión, oprima el botón del “Chat” en el menú localizado en la parte de debajo de su pantalla y escriba su nombre completo y el nombre del programa y así podrá recibir crédito por su asistencia. Esta es una clase grande y no podemos darle crédito si no entra al Chat y se registra.

La sesión será ofrecida con traducción simultánea del inglés al español. Una vez en la plataforma, usando el mismo menú podrá elegir qué idioma prefiere, seleccionando Inglés o Español. La opción del canal de interpretación funciona solo para los participantes en DISPOSITIVOS MÓVILES, pero no en Chrome Book. Si entra a la clase usando un Chrome Book, solo tendrá disponible la opción en inglés y no en Español.

Dates Time Location Register
Miércoles, Julio 14, 28, y Agosto 11 5:30pm - 7:30pm En línea Registration Closed

Pensamiento Autista: Perspectiva del Niño – Serie en línea

hasta 10.5 horas de DP Spanish/Bilingual Family Child Care Administrators and Educators, Infant-Toddler Educators, Preschool and Pre-K Educators, Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

El trastorno del espectro autista afecta 1 de cada 59 niños. La mayoría de profesionales del aprendizaje temprano han tenido a un niño diagnosticado con autismo o un niño con características similares al autismo en su salón de clases. Esta serie se enfocará en el pensamiento autista, discapacidades del desarrollo y trastorno del procesamiento sensorial.

Los participantes que completan la serie podrán:

  • comprender los déficits centrales del autismo y cómo el trastorno afecta a un niño a lo largo del día
  • permitir que los cuidadores vean el comportamiento diferentemente y obtengan información que les pueda enseñar de acuerda a las necesidades y los déficits del individuo
  • aprender a integrar estrategias en la práctica diaria

Los participantes pueden obtener hasta 10.5 horas de DP asistiendo a las tres sesiones facilitadas en línea y al completar tres tareas en línea.

Dominios WKC: Desarrollo y aprendizaje; currículo
Niveles 2/3: Aplicación y análisis

Importante: Cuando inicie la sesión, oprima el botón del “Chat” en el menú localizado en la parte de debajo de su pantalla y escriba su nombre completo y el nombre del programa y así podrá recibir crédito por su asistencia. Esta es una clase grande y no podemos darle crédito si no entra al Chat y se registra.

La sesión será ofrecida con traducción simultánea del inglés al español. Una vez en la plataforma, usando el mismo menú podrá elegir qué idioma prefiere, seleccionando Inglés o Español. La opción del canal de interpretación funciona solo para los participantes en DISPOSITIVOS MÓVILES, pero no en Chrome Book. Si entra a la clase usando un Chrome Book, solo tendrá disponible la opción en inglés y no en Español.

Dates Time Location Register
Lunes, Julio 19, y Agosto 2, 23 5:30pm - 7:30pm En línea Registration Closed

Desarrollo de un Estándar de Cuidado para su Espacio al Aire Llibre – En línea

hasta 2 horas de DP Spanish/Bilingual Family Child Care Administrators and Educators, Infant-Toddler Educators, Preschool and Pre-K Educators, Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

LISC y su Fondo para Instalaciones de Centros de Cuidado Infantil y Aprendizaje Temprano de Rhode Island brindarán una breve descripción del importante papel que desempeñan los centros de cuidado infantil en la calidad general del programa. La sesión se enfocará en espacio al aire libre y en el desarrollo de un paquete estándar de cuidado para su área de juegos. El “estándar de cuidado” se usa para describir la responsabilidad de brindar un nivel razonable de cuidado en el área de juegos para prevenir lesiones innecesarias.

Los participantes pueden obtener 2 horas de DP al asistir a esta sesión facilitada en línea.

Dominios WKC: Desarrollo y aprendizaje, salud física y mental, cuidado y bienestar
Nivel 1: Desarrollo de conocimiento

Importante: Cuando inicie la sesión, oprima el botón del “Chat” en el menú localizado en la parte de debajo de su pantalla y escriba su nombre completo y el nombre del programa y así podrá recibir crédito por su asistencia. Esta es una clase grande y no podemos darle crédito si no entra al Chat y se registra.

La sesión será ofrecida con traducción simultánea del inglés al español. Una vez en la plataforma, usando el mismo menú podrá elegir qué idioma prefiere, seleccionando Inglés o Español. La opción del canal de interpretación funciona solo para los participantes en DISPOSITIVOS MÓVILES, pero no en Chrome Book. Si entra a la clase usando un Chrome Book, solo tendrá disponible la opción en inglés y no en Español.

Dates Time Location Register
Martes, Agosto 24 5:30pm - 7:30pm En línea Register


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