News

23 Nov 2021
Major overhaul to be released December 17
Site downtime expected the weekend of December 17, 2021 as we launch a thorough system upgrade featuring new user roles, new training content types, user interface enhancements, quicker dashboards, and more.
17 Nov 2021
A new lesson highlights program staffing schedules
A new lesson focused on helping program managers to develop and implement staffing schedules that are supportive of children, staff, and families has been added to the Program Management course in the Management Track.
16 Nov 2021
Updates streamline our direct care Safe Environments courses
The Safe Environments course across all four direct care tracks: Infant & Toddler (IT), Preschool (PS), School-Age (SA), and Family Child Care (FCC) has been updated to include new content and activities to help direct care professionals provide safe environments for children, families, and staff.
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.

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