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17 Sep 2021
Latest updates to Foundational and Focused Topics courses, research, and resources
Check out our recently updated content, new guidance on using Competency Reflections, and research regarding teacher well-being and the importance of play.
20 Jul 2021
New content available in the Cognitive Development Course
The Cognitive Development course in the Infant & Toddler, Preschool and School-Age tracks has been updated to include additional information to support direct care staff’s understanding of cognition and how to support thinking skills across development.
09 Jun 2021
Latest Updates, New Research, and Resources for School-Age Providers
Updates across select VLS courses include Adverse Childhood Experiences, updated USDA Dietary Guidelines, multicultural literature, and subsidy supports. Plus new research on ECE teacher wellbeing, inequities in health before birth, and more.
31 Mar 2021
Review ways to support military families 

This April, review Lesson 5 of the Family Engagement Course:, Strengthening and Supporting Military Families and Families Facing Challenges to ensure that you are prepared to support military families.

19 Mar 2021
WOYC Festivities Kickoff Saturday, April 10

Celebrate the Week of the Young Child in your program by creating opportunities for families to engage in their child’s learning and development.

04 Mar 2021
A New Focused Topics Course is Now Available

Check out our new Focused Topics course, Using the VLS: Coaching to Enhance Practice, as well as learn more about new research from the field.

11 Feb 2021
Using the VLS: Coaching to Enhance Practice is Available Now

The six lessons within this course serve to introduce coaches or Training & Curriculum Specialists to the content and use of the Virtual Lab School, including initial onboarding, intentional goal setting, and effectively coaching professionals across their career.

07 Dec 2020
Over 480,000 Professional Development Hours Completed in 2020

The Q4 newsletter details the release of two new courses, the ability for users to enroll and earn certificates in three Focused Topics courses, updates to the Early Learning Matters curriculum, and other research pertaining to child care and early education.

07 Nov 2020
Registered Users Can Now Earn Certificates in Three Focused Topics Courses

Three Focused Topics Courses are now enrollable for registered users: Supporting Children with Challenging Behaviors, Sexual Development & Behavior in Children and Youth, and Trauma-Informed Care in Child Care Settings

01 Oct 2020
Revised Materials Now Available for Preschool Staff

Revisions are being made to some materials in Purdue University's Early Learning Matters Curriculum for Preschool Staff

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