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 (Spring through Fall 2022).  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

 


Nutrition and Physical Activity 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

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.

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

PD Hours Dates Register
Up to 2 Ongoing Register


Creating an Employee Handbook – Online Series

up to 4 PD hours English Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

An employee handbook ensures all your employees are aware of the rules and expectations of your early learning program. The process of writing an employee handbook allows you to think through how you want your program to be run, what you value and what you want to emphasize in your employee’s behavior, in addition to setting out the rules for your organization. Having a thorough employee handbook provides a streamlined on-boarding process for new hires. Writing an employee handbook is quite an undertaking. What sort of content should be included? This mini-series will walk through what an employee handbook is, offer tips on how to write one, and give you an idea of what to include.

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

WKC Domains: Domain 1: Leadership; Domain 2: Program Management; Domain 4: Staff Support

Dates Time Location Register
Tuesdays, July 19th and 26th 5:30pm -7:30pm Webinar Registration Closed

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


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

Participants who complete the series will:

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

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

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

Dates Time Location Register
Tuesdays, July 19th, 26th, and August 9th, 23rd 5:30pm–7:30pm Online Register

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.

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

Dates Time Location Register
Mondays, July 11th, 25th, and August 8th 5:30pm-7:30pm Webinar Register

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 assignment.

WKC Domains: Program Management; Family Engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dates Register
Ongoing / En marcha Register

Learning Environment Training: ECERS-3 Overview Module

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

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

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

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

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

PD Hours Dates Website
1 PD hour Ongoing Register


Learning Environment Training: ITERS-3 Overview Module

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

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

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

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

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

PD Hours Dates Website
1 PD hour Ongoing Register


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

Dates Time Location Register
Tuesdays, August 9th, 23rd 5:30pm - 7:30pm Webinar 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 Time Location Register
Thursday, August 18th 5:30pm-7:30pm Webinar Register

Learning Environment Training: FCCERS-R Overview Module

up to 1 PD hour 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 (FCCERS-R). This module is intended for family child care educators and administrators who work in family child care programs.

Please note: This module is appropriate for people who are new to the tool or would like a refresher. This webinar meets the requirement for programs new to BrightStars and those looking to move up to a two-star rating.  

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

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

PD Hours Dates Website
1 PD hour 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)


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
Lunes, Agosto 1 6:00pm-8:00pm En línea Registration Closed

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 Ongoing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Early Childhood Education

 


Comprender el Impacto del Trauma en los Niños Pequeños – En Línea

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

Las experiencias dolorosas y estresantes tempranas en la vida pueden tener un efecto duradero en el crecimiento y desarrollo de los niños. Esta serie proporciona una visión general completa del impacto de estas experiencias en los niños pequeños e introduce estrategias efectivas para trabajar con estos niños en un entorno de cuidado infantil. Las sesiones destacarán la importancia de construir relaciones de confianza y reconocer señales y desencadenantes mientras se apoya a los niños con antecedentes de trauma. Esta serie está diseñada para educadores que poseen una sólida comprensión de los fundamentos del desarrollo social y emocional saludable para niños pequeños.

Los participantes que completen la serie podrán:

  • definir y comprender el impacto del trauma y el estrés tóxico en la salud y el desarrollo de los niños
  • comprender la resiliencia y cómo puede ayudar a los niños a responder al trauma y al estrés tóxico
  • reconocer los desencadenantes y comportamientos asociados con el trauma y el estrés tóxico
  • identificar y utilizar estrategias y recursos para apoyar a los niños y las familias que han experimentado un trauma

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

WKC Dominios: Salud Física y Mental, Seguridad y Bienestar; Desarrollo y Aprendizaje
Niveles 2/3: Aplicación y Análisis

Dates Time Location Register
Jueves, Junio 23, y Julio 7, 21 6:00pm – 8:00pm En línea Registration Closed

Early Childhood Mental Health Workshop – Online Series

up to 9 PD hours English Family Child Care Administrators and Educators

This monthly workshop for family child care educators will introduce participants to key content related to early childhood social emotional development and mental health, with opportunities to discuss how the content applies to your programs.

Though participation, individuals will increase their knowledge about:

  • the fundamental principles associated with infant and early childhood mental health
  • how to identify and respond to signs of stress in adults
  • how to identify and respond to signs of stress in infants, toddlers, and preschool age children

Participants can earn up to 9 PD hours by attending the six facilitated online sessions.

Please Note: This series is offered through a partnership with SUCCESS. SUCCESS will contact you to complete a confidentiality agreement once your registration is confirmed.

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

Dates Time Location Register
Thursdays, March 17th, April 21st, May 19th, June 16th, July 21st, and August 18th 6:00pm-7:30pm Webinar Registration Closed

Taller de la Salud Mental en la Primera Infancia – Serie en Línea

hasta 9 horas de DP Spanish/Bilingual Family Child Care Administrators and Educators

Este taller mensual para educadores de cuidado infantil familiar presentará contenido importante acerca la salud mental y desarrollo social emocional. Tendrá oportunidades para conversar, y entender cómo el contenido aplica a sus programas.

Con participación, las personas aumentarán su conociminete sobre lo siguiente:

  • los principios fundamentales asociados con la salud mental infantile y de la primera infancia
  • cómo identificar y responder a signos de estrés en adultos
  • cómo identificar y responder a signos de estrés en bebés, niños pequeños y niños de edad preescolar

Participantes pueden obtener hasta 9 horas de DP asistiendo a las seis sesiones facilitadas en línea.

Favor de notar: Esta serie se ofrece a través de una asociación con SUCCESS. SUCCESS se comunicará con usted para completar un acuerdo de confidencialidad una vez que se confirme su registro.

WKC Dominios: Participación Familiar (FE), Desarrollo y Aprendizaje
Nivel 1/2: Aumento de Conocimientos

 

Dates Time Location Register
Miércoles marzo 9, abril 13, mayo 11, junio 8, julio 13, y agosto 10 6:00pm-7:30pm En línea Registration Closed

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


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

Capacitación de Ambientes de Aprendizaje: Módulo FCCERS-R

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 proporciona a los participantes una visión general de la Escala de Calificación del Ambiente de Cuidado Infantil en Familia (FCCERS-R). Este módulo está destinado a educadores y administradores de cuidado infantil familiar que trabajan en programas de cuidado infantil familiar.

Tenga en cuenta: Este módulo es apropiado para personas que son nuevas en la herramienta o que desean un repaso.
Este módulo cumple con el requisito para los programas nuevos en BrightStars y aquellos que buscan pasar a una calificación de dos estrellas.

Puede obtener un total de 1 hora de DP completando el módulo y enviando respuestas a una encuesta en línea al final del módulo.

Dominios WKC: Apoyo al personal, currículo, desarrollo y aprendizaje
Nivel 1: Applicación inicial

Dates Location Register
En marcha En línea Register

Extender el Aprendizaje de los Niños a Través de las Artes Creativas (En Persona)

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

Esta serie esta diseñada para ayudar a maestros novatos, asistentes de maestros, y educadores de cuidado infantil familiar a comprender como el aprendizaje a través de las artes creativas puede ser enriquecido por las interacciones con los demás. Cada sesión se enfoca en áreas específicas dentro de los dominios de las artes creativas y examina como educadores pueden efectivamente extender el aprendizaje de los niños. Gran énfasis será puesto en reconocer la creatividad como una destreza esencial para el siglo veintiuno y como la involucración en las artes creativas puede destacar el aprendizaje en todos los dominios.

Los participantes que completen esta serie van a fortalecer su conocimiento de las infraestructuras de Conocimientos y Competencias de la Fuerza Laboral de Rhode Island e incrementar sus habilidades para:

  • Reconocer el valor de las experiencias con las artes creativas para niños pequeños como esta delineada en las Normas de Desarrollo y Aprendizaje Temprano de Rhode Island
  • Extender el aprendizaje de los niños por medio de materiales, adultos, y compañeros durante las experiencias con las artes creativas
  • Comprender el rol que las interacciones poderosas pueden tener en extender el aprendizaje de los niños mientras ellos se involucran en las artes creativas

Participantes pueden obtener hasta 12 horas de DP asistiendo a las tres sesiones cara-a-cara y completando tres asignaciones.

WKC Dominios: 3, Desarrolló y Aprendizaje; 4, Currículo
Nivel 1: Aumentar el Conocimiento/ Comienzo de Aplicación

Favor de notar: Esta serie se llevará a cabo en persona en la Southside Community Library de la biblioteca pública de Providence. El tamaño de la clase será limitado.

Dates Time Location Register
Martes, Agosto 9, 16, y 23 5:30pm-8:00pm Southside Community Library, 441 Prairie Avenue, Providence, RI 02905 Registration Closed

It All Begins with Play! – Online Series

up to 14 PD hours English Family Child Care Administrators and Educators, Infant-Toddler Educators, Preschool and Pre-K Educators

Come learn about the impact that play has on children’s physical and emotional development in this new 4-part series. Content will explore the benefits of play for all children including those with neurodevelopmental disabilities, on the Autism Spectrum, and impacted by trauma and chronic stress. Tools and strategies shared throughout the series will target building skills in both children and adults. Topics will include why play is so important in young children’s development, how to use relationship based and trauma informed models to engage EVERY child in play regardless of developmental levels and honing your observation skills to better assess and adapt play interactions.

Participants who complete this series will:

  • understand the role of play in the development of foundational skills
  • understand the different levels of “players”
  • develop insight into why some children have trouble developing social skills and functional play skills
  • learn relationship based and trauma informed strategies for engaging every child in meaningful play experiences (ie: DIR/Floortime, Conscious Discipline, and TEACCH)
  • strengthen observation skills to assess and adapt play interactions

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

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

Dates Time Location Register
Tuesdays, July 12th, 26th, and August 9th, 23rd 5:30pm-7:30pm Webinar Register

Strengthening Business Practices: Recruiting, Hiring and Retaining Staff – Online Series

up to 7 PD hours English Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

This series will support administrators in the innovation of the management components needed to address current staffing challenges in the early care and education community.  Sessions will focus on the processes of recruitment, interviewing, orientation, and staff retention.  Participants will develop practical and effective techniques for securing competent and capable teachers for their programs.

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

WKC Domains: Program Management, and Leadership

Dates Time Location Register
Mondays, August 1st and 15th 5:30pm -7:30pm Webinar Registration Closed


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