PD at the Center

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

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

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

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

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

What makes our PD model so unique?

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

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

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Módulos de Desarrollo Temprano del Lenguaje

1 PD hour Spanish/Bilingual

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

Dates Website
En marcha Módulos de Desarrollo Temprano del Lenguaje

 


RIDE Child Assessment Modules

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

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

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

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

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


Curriculum Modifications Modules

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

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

PD Hours Dates Website
Up to 5 Ongoing Curriculum Modifications Modules


Health and Safety Modules: Overview

English, Spanish/Bilingual 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 an overview of health and safety standards and best practices outlined in Rhode Island’s child care licensing regulations. They can be used as an orientation tool for new staff or as a yearly “refresher.”

The modules are organized by program type, with sets available for center-based educators, family child care providers, and license-exempt providers. Each set contains four modules, and each module takes between 5 and 15 minutes to complete. Select and view the modules relevant to the type of setting you work in. Modules are available in both English and Spanish.

Dates Website
Ongoing Health and Safety Modules: Overview


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


La Práctica Efectiva Mediante las Interacciones – En Línea

up to 8 PD Hours Spanish/Bilingual Family Child Care Administrators and Educators

Esta serie ofrece un análisis acerca de la importancia de las relaciones e interacciones positivas en el desarrollo y aprendizaje de los niños. El enfoque incluye estrategias en como planificar interacciones de alta calidad que extienden el aprendizaje de los niños durante el juego, sesiones de lectura en voz alta y rutinas y transiciones diarias.

Los participantes que completen la serie podrán:

    • reconocer y entender los componentes claves del rol como educador y usar ese rol para mejorar las experiencias diarias de los niños
    • identificar estrategias para apoyar el desarrollo y aprendizaje de los niños en cada uno de los dominios
    • aprender la importancia de construir relaciones positivas con los niños e intencionalmente planificar actividades de alta calidad a través del día
  • reconocer y entender el rol de los educadores en cuidado infantil familiar como el rol de un profesional en el campo del cuidado infantil

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

WKC dominios: Salud Física y Mental, Seguridad y Bienestar, Fomentación y Aprendizaje, Currículo y Profesionalismo
Nivel Uno: Fomentando Conocimiento/Comienzo de aplicación

Dates Time Location Register
Sábados, Febrero 13, 20, y 27 9:30am-11:30am En línea Register

Beyond Colors, Shapes, and Numbers: Planning and Implementing Appropriate Curriculum for Toddlers – Online Series

up to 9 PD hours English Family Child Care Administrators and Educators, Infant-Toddler Educators

This series will support teachers in creating high-quality learning experiences for young toddlers and two-year-olds. Sessions will focus on evidence-based practices that highlight the use of interactions, materials, and play to extend learning for this age group in a developmentally appropriate way.

Participants who complete the series will:

  • understand the role of interactions, play, and materials in developmentally appropriate practices for toddlers
  • understand how to meet the unique learning needs of toddlers in an early care and education setting
  • practice planning and implementing experiences that encourage problem solving, extend learning, and follow the child’s lead

Participants can earn up to 9 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

View assignments

Dates Time Location Register
Mondays, January 25th, and February 8th, 22nd 5:30pm-7:30pm Webinar Registration Closed

Inclusive Practices for Children and Families – Online Series

up to 9 PD hours English Family Child Care Administrators and Educators, Infant-Toddler Educators, Preschool and Pre-K Educators, Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

This series will support educators to engage and include ALL children in their classrooms.

Participants who complete the series will:

  • explore what inclusion is and how it benefits children and families
  • briefly examine federal and state regulations regarding inclusion
  • identify classroom and community resources to support their work
  • acquire skills and strategies for modifying their environments to meet the needs of all children, including children with disabilities and those with challenging behaviors

Participants can earn up to 9 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: Physical and Mental Health, Safety, and Wellness; Family Engagement; Development and Learning
Levels 2/3: Application and Analysis

Dates Time Location Register
Saturdays, February 27th, and March 13th, 27th 9:30am-11:30am Webinar Registration Closed

Introduction to CLASS Pre-K: High Quality Interactions – Online Series

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

This series is designed to help preschool teachers learn more about evidence-based practice that supports high-quality teacher-child interactions as defined in the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS). Each session will explore effective teaching practices and indicators of high quality interactions from the CLASS. Teachers will learn effective strategies for supporting children’s development and learning.

Participants who complete the series will increase their ability to:

  • recognize examples of high-quality interactions as outlined in the 3 domains of the CLASS Pre-K tool
  • use interactions to improve the classroom climate and nurture children’s development of social and emotional skills
  • plan for and use instructional strategies that facilitate children’s use of their thinking and reasoning skills
  • foster language development for all children through effective interactions

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

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

Dates Time Location Register
Thursdays, February 11th, 25th, and March 11th 5:30pm-7:30pm Webinar Registration Closed

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

Spanish/Bilingual Family Child Care Administrators and Educators

Las sesiones para 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. Las sesiones se enfocan los WKCs; oportunidades de aprendizaje temprano para aquellos en el cuidado infantil familiar y los RIELDS). Además, las sesiones apoyan la alfabetización digital con énfasis en la importancia del uso de la tecnología y las técnicas de navegación por computadora.

Los participantes que completen las sesiones podrán:

  • desarrollar un mayor nivel de proeficiencia en Ingles y poder mejorar la comunicación con las familias
  • articular los WKCs que los educadores deben conocer, entender y estar en capacidad de poder hacer para promover el desarrollo y el aprendizaje saludable de los niños pequeños
  • aprender a identificar áreas críticas del DP y áreas de habilidad y experiencia excepcionales necesarias para crear e implementar sus propios IPDPs
  • identificar oportunidades de educación superior y desarrollo profesional disponibles
  • identificar y crear actividades para todos los grupos de edad basadas en los RIELDS
  • ser referidos a clase de ingles avanzadas si los resultados del examen son para nivel avanzado
  • manejar sus cuentas de DP con el Centro; a utilizar el “Dashboard” y navegar las páginas web del Centro.

Los participantes pueden obtener horas de desarrollo profesional mientras asisten a estas clases si ven los Módulos en línea de los WKCs y Nutrición y Actividad Fisica y tomando los RIELDS en línea después de recibir apoyo profesional en los mismos. Los participantes deben comunicarse con sus instructores para saber la cantidad específica de horas de desarrollo profesional si completan los RELDS en línea o toman algún módulo en línea.

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

Nota: Las sesiones de CELL para EMS son ofrecidas por Genesis Center a través de un subcontrato con the Center for Early Learning Professionals y financiado con fondos de DHS.

Dates Time Location Register
Martes y Jueves, Enero 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, Febrero 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, Marzo 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, y Abril 1, 6:00pm-8:30pm En línea 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 con instrucción contextualizada al campo del cuidado infantil familiar y la educación infantil temprana. Las sesiones tienen como foco principal los WKCs; oportunidades de aprendizaje temprano para aquellos en el cuidado infantil familiar y los RIELDS en línea. Además, las sesiones apoyan la alfabetización digital con énfasis en la importancia del uso de la tecnología y las técnicas de navegación por computadora.

Los participantes que completen las sesiones podrán:

  • desarrollar una mayor pro eficiencia e improvisando 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 los RIELDS
  • 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.

Los participantes pueden obtener horas de DP viendo los Módulos en línea de los WKCs y Nutrición y Actividad Fisica y tomando en línea los RIELDS en Espanol después de haber recibido apoyo y asistencia técnica relacionada dentro de las clases. Los participantes deben comunicarse con sus instructores para conocer la cantidad específica de horas de desarrollo profesional si completan los RIELDS o toman alguno de los módulos en línea.

Dominios WKC: Salud Física y Mental y Seguridad y Bienestar; Participación Familiar; Desarrollo y Aprendizaje; Currículo; Evaluación; y Profesionalismo.
Niveles 1 & 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 y Seguridad: Nutrición & Actividad Fisica

Nota: Las clases de CELL para EMS son ofrecidas por el Genesis Center a través de un subcontrato con the Center for Early Learning Professionals y fondos proveídos por DHS.

Dates Time Location Register
Miércoles & Jueves, Enero 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, Febrero 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, Marzo 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, y Abril 1 6:00pm-8:30pm En línea Register

COVID-19 Child Care Information/Información sobre Cuidado Infantil y COVID-19 (Updated 10/9/2020)

up to 4 PD hours English, Spanish/Bilingual

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

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


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

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

Las páginas en español serán actualizadas próximamente.

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


Our Amazing Brain – Online Series

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

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

Participants who complete the series will learn:

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

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

Please note: All participants must have completed Conscious Discipline 101 in order to register for this series.

View assignments

Dates Time Location Register
Tuesdays, January 12th, 26th, and February 9th, 23rd 5:30pm-7:30pm Webinar Registration Closed

Conscious Discipline 101 / Disciplina Consciente 101 – Online

up to 2 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

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

*This is being offered in Spanish through live simultaneous translation.


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

*Esta clase se ofrece en español a través de una traducción simultánea en vivo.

Dates Time Location Register
Wednesday, February 3rd 5:30pm - 7:30pm Webinar Registration Closed

Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Young Children – 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

Painful and stressful experiences early in life can have a lasting effect on children’s growth and development. This series provides a comprehensive overview of the impact of these experiences on young children and introduces effective strategies for working with these children in a child care setting. The sessions will highlight the importance of building trusting relationships and recognizing cues and triggers while supporting children with a history of trauma. This series is designed for educators who possess a solid understanding of the foundations of healthy social and emotional development for young children.

Participants who complete the series will:

  • define and understand the impact of trauma and toxic stress on children’s health and development
  • appreciate the role resiliency can play in helping children respond to trauma and toxic stress
  • recognize triggers and behaviors associated with trauma and toxic stress
  • identify and utilize strategies and resources to support children and families who have experienced trauma

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: Physical and Mental Health, Safety, and Wellness; Development and Learning
Levels 2/3: Application and Analysis

View assignments

Dates Time Location Register
Saturdays, January 9th, 23rd, and February 6th 9:30am-11:30am Webinar Registration Closed

Advancing Young Children’s Language and Literacy Development – Online Series

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

This series is designed to increase teachers’ capacity to promote children’s language and literacy development during the preschool years. Sessions will emphasize evidence-based strategies that maximize children’s reading comprehension, vocabulary knowledge, language development, and phonological awareness.

Participants who complete the series will:

  • learn effective dialogic reading strategies that support children’s comprehension and vocabulary development
  • learn ways to stimulate quality conversations that promote children’s use of advanced language
  • understand the developmental progression of phonological awareness and learn appropriate approaches to help children acquire these critical decoding skills

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, Curriculum
Levels 2/3: Application and Analysis

Dates Time Location Register
Tuesdays, March 2nd, 16th, and 30th 5:30pm-7:30pm Webinar Registration Closed

Creating a Family Handbook – Online

up to 3.5 PD hours English Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

One characteristic of a robust early learning center 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.

Participants can earn up to 3.5 PD hours by attending one facilitated online session and completing one online assignment.

WKC Domains: Program Management; Family Engagement

Dates Time Location Register
Thursday, March 4th 1:30pm-3:30pm Webinar 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

View assignments

Dates Time Location Register
Wednesdays, January 13th, 27th, and February 10th, 24th 10:00am-12:00pm Webinar Registration Closed

What Infant and Toddler Teachers Need to Know About the ITERS-3: An Overview – Online

up to 2 PD hours English Infant-Toddler Educators

This professional development opportunity will cover the most recent version of the Infant and Toddlers Environment Rating Scale, the ITERS-3. This session will provide participants with an overview of the ITERS-3 subscales and key practices. Participants will review key concepts, terms, and definitions in the tool, and discuss strategies to prepare for an ITERS assessment by improving specific classroom practices.

Participants who complete the session will:

  • gain increased knowledge of key terms and definitions within the ITERS-3
  • review strategies for using the tool for improving classroom practices
  • gain knowledge of ways to prepare for an ITERS-3 assessment

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

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

Dates Time Location Register
Thursday, January 28th 5:30pm-7:30pm Webinar Registration Closed

Creando Sistemas de Manejo Sólidos – Una Serie para Administradores de Cuidado Infantil Familiar – En Línea

hasta 18 horas Spanish/Bilingual Family Child Care Administrators and Educators

Esta serie ayudará a los propietarios de negocios de cuidado infantil familiar a desarrollar y a fortalecer sistemas y elementos de manejo en su programa. Las sesiones seguirán el uso de un marco de desarrollo de sistemas que evalúa componentes del programa como: participación familiar, supervisión y apoyo del personal, planificación del presupuesto y autoevaluación continua. Cada sesión dará a los participantes la oportunidad de reflexionar sobre sus prácticas actuales identificando próximos pasos.

Los participantes que completen esta serie:

  • entenderán las características claves de cada uno de los sistemas de manejo central dentro del cuidado infantil familiar
  • identificarán la calidad continua de programas de cuidado infantil familiar en Rhode Island
  • mejorarán su capacidad para evaluar las fortalezas, prácticas actuales de su programa identificando pasos a seguir
  • aprenderán un enfoque para crear un plan de sistema de manejo integral sólido

Los administradores de negocios de cuidado infantil familiar pueden obtener hasta 18 horas de DP participando en cinco sesiones en línea  y completando cuatro asignaciones.

Dominios de WKC: Liderazgo, Manejo de programas, Mejora continua de la calidad y Apoyo del personal

Dates Time Location Register
Miércoles, Enero 13, 20, 27, y Febrero 3, 10 6:00pm-8:00pm En línea Register

¡Ayúdame a Explorar! El uso de materiales de calidad para jugar y aprender con bebés y niños pequeños – En línea

hasta 3 horas de DP Spanish/Bilingual Family Child Care Administrators and Educators

Este desarrollo profesional (DP) de una hora informará a los participantes sobre el conocimiento fundamental de cómo los bebés y niños pequeños aprenden mejor dependiendo en su desarrollo. La sesión explorará tanto las características de los materiales de alta calidad que inspiran el juego y el aprendizaje para los niños muy pequeños, como el papel del proveedor en el apoyo a las interacciones con estos materiales. Venga a aprender a usar el movimiento, el mundo natural y materiales para optimizar el aprendizaje y el desarrollo de los niños.

Participantes pueden obtener hasta 3 horas de DP asistiendo a una sesión en línea facilitada y completando una asignación.

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

Dates Time Location Register
Martes, Marzo 16 6:00pm-8:00pm En línea Register

Understanding Implicit Bias – Online

up to 7 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 series, we will examine exactly what is Implicit Bias and look at why it matters in our lives and in our schools. Participants will learn about the neuroscience behind implicit bias and reflect on how it shows up in our everyday lives. This course will also act as a pre-requisite for the spring series “Mitigating Implicit Bias” which will focus on mitigation strategies that help us overcome implicit bias individually, professionally, and structurally.

Participants can earn up to 7 PD hours by attending two facilitated online sessions and completing two assignments.

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

Dates Time Location Register
Mondays, March 15th and 29th 5:30pm-7:30pm Webinar Registration Closed


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