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

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


Understanding and Responding to Challenging Behaviors

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

This series will focus on defining challenging behavior, understanding why children exhibit this type of behavior and identifying appropriate interventions that help children become successful members of the classroom community.

Participants who complete the series will:

  • be able to define behavior and identify what makes it “challenging”
  • learn the main reasons children use challenging behavior
  • learn effective intervention strategies and why, how and when to apply them
  • build their capacity to create and implement individual behavior plans

Please Note: Priority registration for this series will be given to participants who have successfully completed the Supporting Social and Emotional Development: The Preschool Years series offered by the Center for Early Learning Professionals, have completed coursework or professional development about the foundations of social and emotional development, or have engaged with SUCCESS, the state’s Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation program.

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

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

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

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Dates Time Location Register
Saturdays, January 25th, and February 8th, 22nd 9:00am-11:30am Center for Early Learning Professionals, Warwick Registration Closed

The ECERS-R vs. the ECERS-3: What Are the Key Differences?

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

This session will provide administrators with an overview of the key differences between the ECERS-R and the most current revision version, the ECERS-3. Participants will learn about key concepts, terms, and teaching practices in the tool, and discuss strategies to prepare for a BrightStars ECERS assessment within their program. This session is also open to center-based preschool teachers who have familiarity with the ECERS-R and have had a previous ECERS-R observation in their classroom.

Participants who complete the session will:

  • gain increased knowledge of key terms and definitions within the ECERS-3
  • understand the key differences between the ECERS-R and the ECERS-3
  • review strategies for using the tool for program self-assessment

Participants can earn up to 3 PD hours by attending this session.

WKC Domains: Staff Support, Curriculum, Development and Learning

Dates Time Location Register
Monday, January 13th 1:00pm-4:00pm Center for Early Learning Professionals, Warwick Registration Closed

The ITERS-R vs. the ITERS-3: What Are the Key Differences?

up to 3 PD Hours English Infant-Toddler Educators, Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

This session will provide administrators with an overview of the key differences between the ITERS-R and the most current revision version, the ITERS-3. Participants will learn about key concepts, terms, and teaching practices in the tool, and discuss strategies to prepare for a BrightStars ITERS assessment within their program. This session is also open to infant-toddler teachers who have familiarity with the ITERS-R and have had a previous ITERS-R observation in their classroom.

Participants who complete the session will:

  • gain increased knowledge of key terms and definitions within the ITERS-3
  • understand the key differences between the ITERS-R and the ITERS-3
  • review strategies for using the tool for program self-assessment

Participants can earn up to 3 PD hours by attending this session.

WKC Domains: Staff Support, Curriculum, Development and Learning

Dates Time Location Register
Thursday, January 30th 9:30am-12:30pm Center for Early Learning Professionals, Warwick Registration Closed

Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Young Children

up to 12 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 12 PD hours by attending the three face-to-face 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

Dates Time Location Register
Saturdays, February 29th, and March 14th, 28th 9:00am-11:30am Center for Early Learning Professionals, Warwick Registration Closed

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

up to 12 PD Hours English Family Child Care Administrators and Educators, Infant-Toddler Educators

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

Participants who complete the series will:

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

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

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

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Dates Time Location Register
Wednesdays, February 12th, and March 4th, March 11th 5:30pm-8:00pm Center for Early Learning Professionals, Warwick Registration Closed

Creating Strong Management Systems: A Series for Administrators

up to 14 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 face-to-face sessions and completing four online assignments.

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

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Dates Time Location Register
Tuesdays, January 28th, February 11th, 25th, and March 10th 5:30pm–8:00pm Center for Early Learning Professionals, Warwick Registration Closed

Young Mathematicians: Using Math Games to Build Minds and Motivation

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

This series is designed to improve preschool teachers’ capacity to facilitate and build children’s mathematical knowledge and thinking. Each session will focus on the use of fun and engaging math games that highlight key math concepts of number sense and quantity such as counting, identifying numerals, and understanding quantity. Participants will learn how to implement a series of math games, use formative assessment strategies to track children’s growth, and apply instructional approaches that build children growth mindset and persistence.

Participants who complete the series will increase their ability to:

  • intentionally plan games and use instructional strategies that facilitate the exploration of critical math skills
  • understand and articulate key math concepts related to number sense and quantity
  • use math games to support children’s development of persistence and executive function skills

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

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

Dates Time Location Register
Tuesdays, March 10th, 17th, and 31st 5:30pm–8:00pm Center for Early Learning Professionals, Warwick Register

Advancing Young Children’s Language and Literacy Development

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

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

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Dates Time Location Register
Tuesdays, February 4th, 18th, and March 3rd 5:30pm-8:00pm Center for Early Learning Professionals, Warwick Registration Closed

What Preschool Teachers Need to Know about the ECERS-3

up to 12 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. The sessions will be held at a 4 or 5-star BrightStars rated program where participants will explore ideas that can be used in their own settings. 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 12 PD hours by attending three face-to-face sessions and completing three online assignments.

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

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Dates Time Location Register
Mondays, January 27, and February 10th, 24th 5:30pm-8:00pm Woonsocket Head Start
Karen Bouchard Center
204 Warwick Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Registration Closed

Dates Time Location Register
Mondays, February 24, and March 9th, 23rd 5:30pm-8:00pm Tri-County Head Start, North Providence
79 Waterman Avenue
North Providence, RI 02911
Registration Closed

Using the Environment Rating Scale-3 (ECERS-3) to Improve Program Quality

up to 15 PD hours English Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

This 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 15 PD hours by attending the three face-to-face sessions and completing three online assignments. As part of the assignments, participants will have the opportunity to practice using the tool in their own programs.

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

WKC Domains: Staff Support, Curriculum, Development and Learning

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Dates Time Location Register
Tuesdays, January 21st, and February 4th, 18th 1:00pm-4:00pm Center for Early Learning Professionals, Warwick Registration Closed

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

up to 15 PD hours English Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

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

Participants who complete the series will:

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

Participants can earn up to 15 PD hours by attending the three face-to-face sessions and completing three online assignments. As part of the assignments, participants will have the opportunity to practice using the tool in their own programs.

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

WKC Domains: Staff Support, Curriculum, Development and Learning

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Dates Time Location Register
Mondays, February 10th, 24th, and March 9th 1:00pm-4:00pm Center for Early Learning Professionals, Warwick Registration Closed

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

up to 12 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. The sessions will be held at a 4 or 5-star BrightStars rated program where participants will explore ideas that can be used in their own settings. 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 12 PD hours by attending three face-to-face sessions and completing three online assignments.

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

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Dates Time Location Register
Mondays, January 27th, February 10th, and March 2nd 5:30pm-8:00pm CHILD, Inc., Warwick Registration Closed

La Jornada Hacia la Alta Calidad: Una serie para Programas de Cuidado Infantil Familiar

up to 20 PD hours Spanish/Bilingual Family Child Care Administrators and Educators

Esta serie ayuda a los educadores de cuidado infantil familiar que tienen 1 estrella de BrightStars a aumentar la calidad de su programa. Las sesiones utilizan los estándares de BrightStars como estrategia para el mejoramiento del programa y ayudan con el análisis de los siguientes componentes:

  • reflexión escrita de la auto- evaluación del programa y del individuo
  • plan de desarrollo profesional individualizado (IPDP)
  • plan de mejoramiento de calidad del programa (QIP)
  • el involucramiento de las familias

Cada sesión ofrece una oportunidad para que los participantes reflexionen acerca de sus prácticas actuales e identifiquen los próximos pasos que deben seguir.

Los participantes que completen la serie podrán:

  • entender las características claves del Sistema de Clasificación de Estrellas de BrightStars
    aumentar su capacidad evaluando las fortalezas de su programa y sus prácticas actuales
  • aprender estrategias para el desarrollo de un plan detallado para el mejoramiento de la calidad de su programa
  • completar la aplicación solicitando un aumento un aumento de estrella a BrigthStars
  • aumentar su comprensión de los elementos claves de un sistema de gestión fiscal
  • determinar cómo fortalecer el mantenimiento de sus prácticas de negocio
  • entender el proceso y el propósito de identificar datos, fuentes de evidencia o fuentes de información para la auto-evaluación de su programa
  • identificar y entender la relación entre los Conocimientos y Competencias de la Fuerza Laboral y el Plan de Desarrollo Profesional Individualizado (IPDP)

Las sesiones serán ofrecidas en español. Los participantes pueden obtener hasta 20 horas de desarrollo profesional asistiendo a las seis sesiones cara-a-cara y completando cinco asignaciones.

WKC Dominios: Participación Familiar (FE), Desarrollo y Aprendizaje, Currículo

Nivel 1: Aumento de Conocimientos; Aplicación inicial

Esta serie es ofrecida a través de un subcontrato con R2LP con fondos del Departamento de Recursos Humanos del Estado de Rhode Island (DHS).

Nota: Para registrase para esta serie usted debe tener una cuenta con el Centro. Para abrir una cuenta o para registrarse para la serie por favor llame a R2LP al (401) 276-4820.

Dates Time Location Register
Sábados, Enero 25, y Febrero 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 9:00am-11:30am R2LP/Roger Williams University, Providence Registration Closed

Entendiendo los Sistemas de Aprendizaje Temprano de RI

up to 7.5 PD hours Spanish/Bilingual Family Child Care Administrators and Educators

Esta serie proporciona una descripción general acerca de los componentes del Sistema de Aprendizaje Temprano de RI.

  • el rol del DHS como agencia procesadora de licencias y administradora de CCAP
  • BrightStars como el Sistema de Clasificación y Mejoramiento de Calidad de Rhode Island que reconoce y apoya la calidad en programas de cuidado infantil y educación temprana

Agencias y organizaciones ofreciendo desarrollo profesional, certificados y programas de educación infantil y recursos adicionales incluyendo te Center for Early Learning Professionals, the Community College of RI (CCRI), Rhode Island College (RIC), Ready to Learn Providence (R2LP), RIDE- Educación Temprana, El Fondo de Apoyo y Educación de SEIU; T.E.A.C.H, EXCEED- ECEDS, RI Kids Count.

Los participantes que completen la serie podrán:

  • diferenciar los diversos componentes del sistema de aprendizaje temprano de RI y sus funciones
  • identificar los recursos y servicios necesarios para apoyar y aumentar la calidad de sus programas a través de sus páginas en el Internet
  • estar mejor equipados para identificar y utilizar los recursos disponibles

Los participantes pueden obtener hasta 7.5 horas de desarrollo profesional (DP) asistiendo a las tres sesiones cara-a-cara.

WKC Dominios: Profesionalismo
Nivel 1: Aumentando conocimientos; Aplicación inicial

Esta serie es ofrecida a través de un subcontrato del Center for Early Learning Professionals con R2LP con fondos del Departamento de Recursos Humanos del Estado de Rhode Island (DHS).

Nota: Para registrase para esta serie usted debe tener una cuenta con el Centro. Para abrir una cuenta o para registrarse para la serie por favor llame a R2LP al (401) 276-4820.

Dates Time Location Register
Miércoles, Enero 22, 29, y Febrero 5 6:00pm-8:30pm R2LP/Roger Williams University, Providence Registration Closed

Utilizando la Escala de Calificación del Ambiente de Cuidado Infantil en Familia para Mejorar la Calidad del Programa (FCCERS-3)

up to 7.5 PD Hours Spanish/Bilingual Family Child Care Administrators and Educators

Esta serie proporciona una visión general de la escala de calificación del entorno de cuidado infantil familiar FCCERS-3, una herramienta que los proveedores pueden utilizar para evaluar la calidad de sus programas de cuidado infantil familiar. Además, una especialista en evaluación de BrightStars hablará del proceso de la visita de la evaluación que se llevará en su guardería.

Los participantes que completen la serie podrán:

  • aumentar su entendimiento acerca de los indicadores de la herramienta y cómo impactan la calidad del programa
  • obtener un mayor conocimiento de los términos y definiciones claves de la herramienta
  • aprender y practicar estrategias en cómo usar la herramienta para la auto-evaluación del programa
  • obtener conocimiento del concepto de mejoramiento continuo de la calidad

 

Las sesiones serán ofrecidas en español. Los participantes pueden obtener hasta 7.5 horas de desarrollo profesional asistiendo a las tres sesiones cara-a-cara.

WKC Dominios: Salud, Seguridad y Bienestar; Desarrollo y Aprendizaje
Nivel 1: Aumento de Conocimientos; Aplicación inicial

Esta serie es ofrecida a través de un subcontrato con R2LP con fondos del Departamento de Recursos Humanos del Estado de Rhode Island (DHS).

Nota: Para registrase para esta serie usted debe tener una cuenta con el Centro. Para abrir una cuenta o para registrarse para la serie por favor llame a R2LP al (401) 276-4820.

Dates Time Location Register
Saturdays, Enero 25, y Febrero 1, Febrero 8 9:00am-11:30am R2LP/Roger Williams University, Providence Registration Closed

Autism Thinking: Perspective of the Child

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

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

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Dates Time Location Register
Wednesdays, January 22nd, and February 5th, 19th 5:30pm-8:00pm Center for Early Learning Professionals, Warwick Registration Closed

Responsive Caregiving: Putting It into Practice

up to 13.5 PD hours English Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

This three-session series will provide administrators with an overview of essential practices and characteristics of high-quality infant and toddler programming. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own program practices and identify strategies for supporting caregivers in implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum for the infants and toddlers in their care. Participants will also have the opportunity to review and enhance their program-level documentation.

Participants who complete the series will:

  • identify essential practices and characteristics of a high-quality infant and toddler curriculum
  • create essential strategies for supporting infant and toddler caregivers
  • identify next steps in creating or enhancing current program-level documentation

Participants can earn up to 13.5 PD hours by attending the three face-to-face sessions and completing three online assignments.

WKC Domains: Staff Support, Curriculum, Development and Learning

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Dates Time Location Register
Fridays, January 24th, and February 7th, 28th 10:00am-1:00pm Center for Early Learning Professionals, Warwick Registration Closed

Enhance Daily Routines and Transitions Using Math, Language, and Library Resources

up to 3 PD hours English Family Child Care Administrators and Educators

This hands-on training helps early childhood educators create high-quality learning experiences focused on the domains of Language Development and Math, while utilizing their local library resources.

Participants explore a number of library resources that support curriculum development in early childhood settings, such as “Learning and Reading Kits” (LARKs) and “Family Literacy Bags” for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Using the RIELDS as a guide and library supporting resources, participants will reflect on how they can build more intentional math and language into their daily routines and transitions.

Participants who attend the session will:

  • obtain or renew an Ocean State Libraries card, which enables them to borrow materials in support of their work with children
  • become familiar with the specialized resources available at the public libraries, which directly support language development and math in young children
  • understand how to select appropriate books to read with children of various ages
  • become familiar with “Learning and Reading Kits” (LARKs) and how they directly support curriculum development (WKC Domain 4 – Curriculum)
  • review the RIELDS Language Development and Math Standards and reflect on their current routines and transitions
  • learn new strategies, games, songs and stories that will enhance the learning of all students in these domains

Participants can earn up to 3 PD hours by attending the face-to-face training session.Participants will also be given FREE children’s books to take home.

Please Note: This session has been aligned with RIELDS – Core Competencies: Language Development – Level I & II; Math – Component Level I/V.

WKC Domains: Curriculum

Levels 2/3 Application and Analysis

This professional development opportunity for family childcare providers is a collaboration between the Center for Early Learning Professionals and the Providence Public Library-Chace Children’s Discovery Library.

Dates Time Location Register
Saturday, February 29th 9:30am-12:30pm Roger Williams University, Providence Registration Closed

Mejore Rutinas y Transiciones Diarias Utilizando Matemáticas, Lenguaje y los Recursos de la Biblioteca

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

Esta sesión de desarrollo profesional ayuda a los educadores de la primera infancia a crear experiencias de aprendizaje de alta calidad centradas en los dominios del Desarrollo del Lenguaje y las Matemáticas, utilizando recursos de su biblioteca local. Los participantes exploran una serie de recursos de la biblioteca que apoyan el desarrollo del currículum en medioambientes infantiles, como “Bolsas de aprendizaje y Lectura” (LARK Kits), “Bolsas de Alfabetización Familiar” y libros para bebés y niños pequeños y preescolares.

Utilizando los RIELDS como una guía junto con recursos de apoyo de la biblioteca, los participantes reflexionarán en cómo incorporar más matemáticas y desarrollo del lenguaje dentro de las rutinas y las transiciones diarias con los niños.

Participantes que asistan a esta sesión:

  • obtendrán o podrán renovar su tarjeta de la biblioteca, lo que les permite tomar prestados materiales que apoyan su trabajo con los niños
  • se familiarizarán con recursos especializados que apoyan directamente el Desarrollo del Lenguaje y las Matemáticas en los niños pequeños y disponibles a través de la Biblioteca Pública de Providence y otras bibliotecas
  • aprenderán como seleccionar libros apropiados para leer con niños de diferentes edades
  • se familiarizan con las bolsas y sus accesorios de Aprendizaje y Lectura (LARK Kits) que apoyan directamente el desarrollo curricular (Dominio 4 de WKC – Currículo)
  • revisarán los dominios de RIELDS para el Desarrollo del Lenguaje y las Matemáticas y podrán reflexionar acerca de las rutinas y transiciones actuales con los niños
  • aprenderán nuevas estrategias, juegos, canciones e historias que mejorarán el aprendizaje de los niños en dichos dominios

Participantes pueden obtener hasta 3 horas de DP asistiendo a la sesión además de libros GRATUITOS para llevar a casa.

Nota: Esta sesión ha sido alineada con las Normas de Desarrollo y Aprendizaje de Rhode Island (RIELDS) y los Dominios de Desarrollo del Lenguaje (DL) – Componente DL I/II; Matemáticas (M) – Componente M I – V.

WKC Dominio: Currículo

Niveles: 2/3 Aplicación y Análisis

Esta oportunidad de desarrollo profesional para educadores de la primera infancia es una colaboración entre Center for Early Learning Professionals y Providence Public Library – Chace Children’s Discovery Library.

Dates Time Location Register
Sábado, Febrero 8 9:30am-12:30pm Roger Williams University, Providence Registration Closed


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