2023 Virtual Trainings for Early Childhood Educators

Introduction to the Core Body of Knowledge

The workshop provides teachers with a basic understanding of the Core Body of Knowledge and how it is used as a guide to reflecting on personal strengths and areas of opportunity for improvement both in personal knowledge and in the application of knowledge in the Early Childhood Classroom Setting.  The self-assessment process assists staff in playing an active role in determining professional development and coaching goals that will improve their practice.

Series 1: Monday, 5/1, Tuesday 5/2 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Series 2: Wednesday, 9/13, Thursday 9/15 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm


Interest-Driven Learning Framework

This three-session series provides early childhood professionals with the foundational knowledge necessary to create curriculum that embodies the Core Beliefs of the New York State Core Body of Knowledge and the New York State Early Learning Guidelines. These include the beliefs that children construct their own knowledge based on their curiosity and driven by their interests, that children learn through play, and that children learn best when the adults in their lives work in partnership with each other. These beliefs are common to the research foundation of emergent curriculum, Creative Curriculum and High Scope, and this professional development series is appropriate for teachers and leaders who use these approaches. Sessions must be taken in chronological order.

Series 1:
Wednesday & Thursday, May 10, 11, 24, 25, June 7, 8 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Series 2:
Monday & Wednesday, November 6, 8, 20, 22, December 4, 6 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Series 1:
Wednesday & Thursday, May 10, 11, 24, 25, June 7, 8 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Series 2:
Monday & Wednesday, November 6, 8, 20, 22, December 4, 6 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Series 1:
Saturdays, May 13, June 3, 24
8:30am – 3:30pm

Series 2:
Saturdays, October 14, November 4, 18
8:30am – 3:30pm

Participants of the Interest-Driven Learning Series are welcome to sign up for additional coaching to implement the framework in their program.


Newly Revised Early Learning Guidelines

We will host a series of training on the newly revised Early Learning Guidelines throughout the calendar year.  There are three sessions to choose from, you can attend just one or all three.  Each session is 90-minutes in length and directed to educators working directly with children (Teachers, Assistants, Aides, Family Child Care and Group Family Child Care Providers)

This session provides an overview of the shifts accompanying the revision of the New York State Early Learning Guidelines. Participants will learn how to use the revised guidelines to anticipate – or support educators and families in anticipating – developmental changes and to respond with specific instructional environmental and family engagement strategies.

 Session 1: Monday, 4/17 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Session 2: Thursday, 9/21 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm

This session provides an overview of how to use the New York State Early Learning Guidelines to understand and support young children’s social and emotional development. Participants will take a deep review of the socioemotional sub-domains found within the ELG, e.g., trusting relationship with adults, sense of belonging, sense of self, empathy, cooperation and negotiation, emotional elf0regukation, and rhythms, rules and routines. Additionally, participants will explore the suggested supports in the social-emotional section of the document and draw connections to the Pyramid Model Practices.

Session 1: Monday, 5/15 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Session 2: Thursday 10/5 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm

This session provides an overview of how to use the revised New York State Early Learning Guidelines to understand and support a culturally responsive practice. Participants will explore the document to understand the connection between culture, equity, and child development. Additionally, participants will review how the guidelines incorporate the foals of anti-bias education.

Session 1: Monday 5/22 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Session 2: Tuesday 10/10 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm


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