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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.

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country. Be sure to check out their training kits and training modules.

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edWeb is a place where educators who are looking for ways to improve teaching and learning can gather and share information with peers and thought leaders in the industry. edWeb integrates live webinars with online professional learning communities that provide educators with ongoing professional development support. After registration, free live webinars can be accessed either on the day scheduled or seen as an archived after the event.

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Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute

CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge contains web-based modules and self-paced, self-guided courses on effective research-based practices.

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Expert Webinar Series and archives provides early childhood professional development that can fit your schedule. You will register to attend a live webinar or the recorded webinar at your convenience.  

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HighScope offers extensive course work worldwide for teachers and administrators in infant-toddler, preschool, and elementary programs. Convenient and cost-effective, their online courses cover a wide variety of topics essential for preschool and infant-toddler educators, administrators, and trainers. Learning takes place within an interactive community of teachers, caregivers, and trainers.  

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Kansas Train

TRAIN IS  a national database for online, onsite, and distance learning courses. TRAIN is a project of the Public Health Foundation and Funding for Center of Disease Control and Prevention. Registered learners will have access to course information. The database allows searching by subject and many courses are offered at no cost.

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Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office

The Child Care Transportation Safety Training covers the basics of transporting children safely.  It will review the various types of car seats, which type to use for each age of child, safe transportation policies as well as identifying tools and resources to ensure children in our care are traveling safely. Training hours have been preapproved by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

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National Center of Shaken Baby Syndrome

This website supports parents and caregivers, community groups and childcare workers with basic information about Shaken Baby Syndrome and how to prevent it as well as the Period of Purple Crying which explores a new way to understand a baby’s crying.

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