News

05 Aug 2019
Activities and attachments in the IT track to be changed from PDF to HTML

As part of our efforts to continually improve the Virtual Lab School site based on user feedback and the needs of the Services, we are excited to announce the upgrade of activities in the Infants & Toddlers track.

11 Jul 2019
New Content for School-Age Staff
School-age children sometimes have multiple stressors that can lead to serious concerns of depression or suicide. New content from the VLS now provides information on identifying these risk factors.
18 Jun 2019
Three New Focused Topics Courses in Development
With direction from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Military Family Readiness Policy’s Children, Youth, and Families (OMFRP’s CYF) division, the Virtual Lab School (VLS) team is developing three new focused topics courses.
03 Apr 2019
New Content and Self-Reflection Tool to Support Training & Curriculum Specialists

There is new content on Collaborative Goal Setting in the Learn Section of Lesson Two of the Program Management Course in the Training & Curriculum Specialist Track.

21 Mar 2019
VLS content updates, research updates, and ELM curriculum updates
Spring is finally here, along with new content and features!
21 Dec 2018
New in Q4: Language Diversity Courses, ELM Curriculum, and more
Purdue University's Early Learning Matters Curriculum is now in early release on VLS.
30 Nov 2018
New Focused Topics Course “Supporting Language Diversity: Coaching” Now Available
Tailored to the roles and responsibilities of trainers, coaches, and administrators, this three-lesson course highlights the benefits that multi-language settings bring to children’s development and trajectory.
06 Nov 2018
New Focused Topics Course "Supporting Language Diversity: Direct Care" Now Available
Three lessons introduce caregivers and teachers to methods that support all children's language development.
01 Oct 2018
Extensive Layout, Aesthetic, & Content Updates
Content updates to Healthy Environments & Safe Environments. New features in Competency Reflections, Course Guides, and EOCAs.
20 Jun 2018
Additional Focused Topics Courses, Update on Program Tools and VLS Features
The Virtual Lab School now contains two additional courses in its Focused Topics track: Creating Gender Safe Spaces and Essentials in Child Care Food Service, making a total of three courses available in this track, including Social Emotional Learning for Teachers.

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