Early Learning Professional Development
Early Childhood Online Professional Development
There are many opportunities for early childhood professionals to learn and grow. Below you will find many webinars and trainings on a variety of subjects to enhance your knowledge and skills. If you are enrolling for any of these classes to count towards inservice points for KSDE recertification, you may want to receive prior approval from your local district professional development chair.
Join a community to connect with early childhood educators, attend/view edWebinars, earn CE certificates, get advice from experts, exchange ideas and resources, ask questions/get answers, and discover ways to improve teaching and learning.
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
The UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute is proud to offer a range of evidence-based resources and tools to support families and caregivers, children and adolescents, early childhood and special education professionals, and other human services professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hatch prepares early learners for success by creating play-based technologies that engage and instruct children while providing teachers with data and curricular experiences to help each child succeed.
Creating child-centered learning environments filled with engagement, exploration, and enthusiasm.
Kansas TRAIN is your gateway to a comprehensive catalog of training opportunities for public health, healthcare, safety, and partner workforce in Kansas.
Kansas Traffic Safety Training Resource Office
National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
Shaken baby syndrome or Abusive Head Trauma is a complex set of symptoms with varying levels of outcome. Professionals from multiple disciplines are involved through different stages of the process. We provide support and services for the professional by providing education that focuses on scientifically sound literature and the best practice evidence available.
We support parents and caregivers, community groups and childcare workers with basic information about shaken baby syndrome and how to prevent it.
Our course outlines on the right provide you with information about the content and who the course was designed for. We will continue to offer other training opportunities and hope that you find a course that applies to your level of interest.
Whether you are looking to advance your knowledge in behavior management, classroom practices or other areas of interest such as student fine motor development, the following resources are available to support you.
Center on the Developing Child Harvard
The Center strives to present information, especially scientific information, in a way that is accessible to a wide range of readers. Use the menus below to filter by media type or topic.
Transformational Social-Emotional Learning and Classroom Management
Write out of the Box!
Write Out of the Box supports the development of fine motor skills and writing readiness of children 3-6 years old.
Zero to Three
Babies are born learning. Very young children are learning through play, the active exploration of their environment, and, most importantly, through interactions with the significant adults in their lives.
Are you aware of organizations that support your role in Early Childhood? Check here to see some professional organizations at the state and national levels.
Council for Exceptional Children
Division for Early Childhood
The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) promotes policies and advances evidence-based practices that support families and enhance the optimal development of young children (0-8) who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities. DEC is an international membership organization for those who work with or on behalf of young children (0-8) with disabilities and other special needs and their families.
Kansas Parents As Teachers Association
We are a 501(c)3 statewide organization that supports early childhood education programs in Kansas with a parent education component. We provide leadership, professional development, and advocacy to build quality programs throughout Kansas.
National Association of Early Childhood Educators
We are from all across the United States and countries around the globe. We are joined together by our common interest in Early Childhood Teacher Education.
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Head Start Association
The Knowledge Center helps curate, communicate, and connect knowledge about Head Start to the world. These resources are used by families, communities, programs, researchers, and policymakers to support the future of our nation’s most at-risk children.
Zero to Three
Our systems for supporting the health and well-being of young children and families are threadbare to practically non-existent. Here is how we move forward this year.