2023 Virtual Trainings for Professional Development Providers

New York State Core Body of Knowledge – 6-Day Series

Examine the beliefs, content, and organization of the Core Body of Knowledge (CBK) developed by New York Works for Children and how it relates to professional development. Series must be taken in chronological order.

Participants will explore how the CBK is to be used as the foundation for professional preparation and development of New York’s early childhood workforce and how it fits into the broader scope of training and coaching protocols. The CBK can also provide a framework for supervisors and trainers to evaluate performance of individual staff and supports the planning of professional development to ensure that it is intentional and relevant to the strengths, interests, and needs of each teacher. The workshop will include a review of materials; small group discussions; and hands-on, interactive activities to help trainers develop meaningful professional development opportunities.
Participants will reflect on ways to inform and empower the early childhood workforce in utilizing the Core Body of Knowledge—through the lens of anti-bias education (ABE)—as the resource used to shift the current culture of professional development in New York State to one that is in greater alignment with both the NAEYC Principles for Effective Professional Development and the NAEYC Position Statement on Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education.  In addition to deepening their knowledge and lens of anti-bias education, participants will examine the ethical dilemmas providers of professional development are presented as well as how to guide the early childhood workforce through ethical dilemmas using the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and supplements for both Early Childhood Program Administrators and Early Childhood Adult Educators.
Participants will identify areas of expertise to develop trainings, support coaching, and work dynamically within a small group to examine, practice and implement all the aspects of the professional development process.

Series 1: Tuesdays & Wednesdays:  May 2, 3, 9, 10,16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31, June 6, 7 | 9:00am – 12:00pm

Series 2: Wednesdays & Thursdays: October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, November 1, 2, 8, 9 | 9:00am – 12:00pm


DAP for Professional Development Providers

This series provides a deep dive into the 2020 NAEYC Developmentally Appropriate Practice Position Statement in conjunction with the book Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs, Fourth Ed.  Participants will explore and reflect on the impact of DAP within the context of their role in working with children, families, and/or early care and learning professionals.  

Dates: Thursdays:  June 1, 8, 15, 22 | 9:00am – 12:00pm


Trauma-Informed Practices for Professional Development Providers

This professional development opportunity is organized into a series of sessions for professional development providers. It is designed to increase knowledge of:

·         What trauma-informed practices are;

·         Why trauma-informed practices are important;

·         What are the skills and actions necessary for operationalization;

·         How to imbed these principles in the development of new curricula.

Session 1 – “The WHAT”

An overview of the Protective Factors Framework will be offered to provide the foundational knowledge and perspective shift necessary for the remainder of the sessions. Participants will gain knowledge about the skills and actions required to strengthen the protective factors of the children and families they work with. This session also provides a foundation in the science behind hope, recognizing that hope is an active process that differs from optimism. Participants will gain knowledge of the actions required to have hope and the opportunities to teach young children the skills necessary for hope.

Session 2 – “The WHY”

This session will examine the impact of trauma on both adults and on children. The session will include a trigger warning for participants, as examining early childhood trauma can be a difficult topic.  This session provides information about ACEs, the science of epigenetics and the importance of intentional resilience building in all children.

Session 3 – “The HOW” 

This session focuses on building a trauma-responsive environment.  Participants will also learn skills for connecting with intention with both children and parents. Discussions and activities will include support for how to incorporate these learnings and principle in the trainings participants develop.

Series 1: Thursdays – February 16, March 2, March 16 | 9:00am-4:00pm

Series 2: TBD

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