RIELDS Trainings

The Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards (RIELDS) provide early childhood professionals with a common understanding of what children should know and be able to do as they exit preschool programs and enter kindergarten.

The RIELDS Project, led by the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), provides professional development that supports administrators and classroom professionals to implement curriculum, child assessment, and family engagement systems aligned with the standards. These courses are aligned with the state’s quality rating continuum, including child care licensing regulations, BrightStars, and RIDE Comprehensive Early Childhood Education (CECE) standards. RIDE has developed a menu of PD offerings for teacher assistants, family child care providers, lead teachers, education coordinators, administrators, early intervention practitioners, and special educators.

Our PD schedule is organized into four quarters: Fall (September – November), Winter (December – February), Spring (March – May), and Summer (June – August) with offerings available throughout the state.

For questions regarding RIELDS Professional Development, please contact the PD Coordinator, Elaine Remillard, at (401) 222-2118 or Elaine.Remillard@ride.ri.gov.

Winter 2019

Participants in this nine-hour, three-module training session will develop an understanding of children’s learning and development across the RIELDS nine domains. Using hands-on activities, participants will explore the RIELDS expectations in each domain area and how they connect with children’s learning and development from birth through five years old.

Dates Location Register
Monday, 2/10/2020 (5:30 PM – 8:30 PM)
Monday, 2/24/2020 (5:30 PM – 8:30 PM)
Monday, 3/2/2020 (5:30 PM – 8:30 PM)
Center for Early Learning Professionals
535 Centerville Road, Suite 201
Warwick, RI 02886
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Thursday, 3/5/2020 (5:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
Thursday, 3/12/2020 (5:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
Thursday, 3/19/2020 (5:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
Dr. Day Care
1201 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917
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Participants in this nine-hour, three-module training session will develop an understanding of the guiding principles that help teachers use the RIELDS to create high-quality learning environments for children birth through five years old. Using hands-on activities, participants will explore the topics of child development, play, and developmentally appropriate practice. Educators with a Rhode Island PreK–2 Teaching Certificate, CDA, or Child Growth and Development course may opt out of this course.

Dates Location Register
Monday, 1/13/2020 (5:30–8:30 pm)
Monday, 1/20/2020 (5:30–8:30 pm)
Monday, 1/27/2020 (5:30–8:30 pm)
Center for Early Learning Professionals
535 Centerville Road, Suite 201
Warwick, RI 02886
Registration Closed
Wednesday, 2/5/2020 (5:30–8:30 pm)
Wednesday, 2/12/2020 (5:30–8:30 pm)
Wednesday, 2/26/2020 (5:30–8:30 pm)
Monsignor Clarke
5074 Tower Hill Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
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Participants in this twelve-hour, four module professional development series will be introduced to the unique needs of infants and toddlers in a caregiving setting. Through exploration and study of the Principles of Responsive Caregiving; the role of Reciprocal Relationships to infant/toddler development; the role of caregiver/educator in supporting infants/toddler’s development and learning; and how to utilize observation and documentation to assess and develop learning opportunities across the nine domains of the RIELDS. *Pre-requisite for this course is the successful completion of Foundations: Nine Domains Upon successful completion of the three-session training, participants receive a Certificate of Achievement from the RI Department of Education and twelve (12) hours of RIDE professional development credits.

Dates Location Register
Wednesday, 1/29/2020 (4:15 PM – 7:15 PM) – CHILD Inc.
Wednesday, 2/5/2020 (4:15 PM – 7:15 PM) – CHILD Inc.
Wednesday, 2/12/2020 (4:15 PM – 7:15 PM) – CELP
Wednesday, 2/19/2020 (4:15 PM – 7:15 PM) – CHILD Inc.
CHILD Inc.
849 Centerville Rd
Warwick, RI 02886
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This course will build from content of the RIELDS Infant and Toddler Instructional Cycle Course. Participants in this twelve hour, four module professional development series, will continue to use the Infant and Toddler RIELDS to understand how to develop and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum for infants and toddlers. The course will explore the core components of infant and toddler curriculum including; content, process and teaching and facilitating, along with how they are interpreted in the context of development for this age group. Participants will practice using the foundational information and the RIELDS to develop appropriate individualized and group curriculum for the infants and toddlers in their classrooms *Pre-requisite for this course is the successful completion of RIELDS Infant and Toddler Classrooms: The Instructional Cycle Upon successful completion of the three-session training, participants receive a Certificate of Achievement from the RI Department of Education and twelve (12) hours of RIDE professional development credits.

Dates Location Register
Wednesday, 3/4/2020 (4:15 PM – 7:15 PM) – CHILD Inc.
Wednesday, 3/18/2020 (4:15 PM – 7:15 PM) – CHILD Inc.
Wednesday, 3/25/2020 (4:15 PM – 7:15 PM) – CHILD Inc.
Wednesday, 4/1/2020 (4:15 PM – 7:15 PM) – CELP
CHILD Inc.
849 Centerville Rd
Warwick, RI 02886
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Participants in this 12-hour, four-module professional development series will be introduced to the components of the instructional cycle as it applies to high-quality preschool classrooms. This course will explore how the RIELDS are used as a foundation for developing curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Participants will discuss the core elements of curriculum and assessment, including how to utilize observation and documentation to assess and develop learning opportunities across the nine domains of the RIELDS.

A pre-requisite for this course is the successful completion of RIELDS Foundations: The 9 Domains.

Dates Location Register
Monday, 1/6/2020 (5:00–8:00 pm)
Monday, 1/13/2020 (5:00–8:00 pm)
Monday, 1/27/2020 (5:00–8:00 pm)
Monday, 2/3/2020 (5:00–8:00 pm)
Providence School Department Administration Building
797 Westminster St.
Providence, RI 02903
Registration Closed

This course will build from content of the RIELDS PreK Instructional Cycle Course. Participants in this 12-hour, four-module professional development series will continue to use the RIELDS to understand how to develop and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum for a high-quality preschool classroom. The course will explore the core components of the instructional cycle, including curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Participants will practice using the foundational information, the instructional cycle, and the RIELDS to develop and plan appropriate curriculum for the PreK classroom.

Dates Location Register
Monday, 3/16/2020 (5:00–8:00 pm)
Monday, 3/23/2020 (5:00–8:00 pm)
Monday, 3/30/2020 (5:00–8:00 pm)
Monday, 4/6/2020 (5:00–8:00 pm)
Providence School Department Administration Building
797 Westminster St.
Providence, RI 02903
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This course is delivered in Spanish Participants in this nine-hour, three-module training session will develop an understanding of children’s learning and development across the RIELDS nine domains. Using hands-on activities, participants will explore the RIELDS expectations in each domain area and how they connect with children’s learning and development from birth through five years old.

Dates Location Register
Wednesday, 2/12/2020 (5:30–8:30 pm)
Wednesday, 2/19/2020 (5:30–8:30 pm)
Wednesday, 2/26/2020 (5:30–8:30 pm)
SWAP Community Room
500 Broad Street
Providence, RI 02907
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This course is delivered in Spanish. Participants in this nine-hour, three-module training session will develop an understanding of the guiding principles that help teachers use the RIELDS to create high-quality learning environments for children birth through five years old. Using hands-on activities, participants will explore the topics of child development, play, and developmentally appropriate practice. Educators with a Rhode Island PreK–2 Teaching Certificate, CDA, or Child Growth and Development course may opt out of this course.

Dates Location Register
Wednesday, 1/8/2020 (5:30–8:30 pm)
Wednesday, 1/15/2020 (5:30–8:30 pm)
Wednesday, 1/22/2020 (5:30–8:30 pm)
SWAP Community Room
500 Broad Street
Providence, RI 02907
Registration Closed

This thirty-six hour, twelve session course for Educational Coordinators and other Early Childhood Administrators focuses on understanding the RIELDS nine domains of learning and development and how to use this information in implementing a standards based program. Topics covered include recognizing the connection between responsive care, early care and education and the RIELDS; reviewing the content presented in the curriculum and the classroom course staff will have attended; recognizing and connecting RI’s QRIS system (including RIDE approval and Bright Stars) and strategies for staff support in implementing RIELDS. Work will include developing a personal and Program Improvement Plan with an emphasis on strategic planning. Successful completion of either a RIELS training of completion of the Foundations course is required before beginning this course. Participants in this course should have a strong early childhood background that includes a minimum of an Associate’s degree. This course is equal in difficulty to a 400 level college class. This course includes twelve, three hour sessions. Participants who successfully complete the thirty-six hours of training receive a Certificate of Achievement through the RI Department of Education and thirty-six hours of RIDE professional development credits. Participants who complete thirty-six hours of core training plus nine hours in the Next Steps series are eligible to receive three undergraduate/graduate credits at the 400 level through the University of Rhode Island.

Dates Location Register
Wednesday, 1/29/2020 (4:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Wednesday, 2/5/2020 (4:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Wednesday, 2/12/2020 (4:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Wednesday, 2/19/2020 (4:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Wednesday, 2/26/2020 (4:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Wednesday, 3/4/2020 (4:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Wednesday, 3/11/2020 (4:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Wednesday, 3/18/2020 (4:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Wednesday, 3/25/2020 (4:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Wednesday, 4/1/2020 (4:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Wednesday, 4/8/2020 (4:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Wednesday, 4/15/2020 (4:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Dr. Day Care
1201 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917
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