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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

29 Sep 2020
Free Professional Development Workshop on Sept. 30, 2020

Learn tools to address the changes and challenges a health emergency presents to young children and families

29 Sep 2020
Support staff play an important role in prevention, identification and reporting of child abuse

Courses are now available with focus on child abuse prevention, identification, and reporting, and the role that support staff play in keeping children safe from harm.

14 Sep 2020
New Focused Topics Courses in Development

Check out our recently updated content, research in the field, and new courses in development

21 Jul 2020
School-Age activities have been upgraded from PDF to HTML

We are excited to announce the upgrade of activities in the School-Age track as a way to enhance accessibility and the user-experience for all.

23 Jun 2020
New VLS Content, Technical and Research Updates

Check out our updated content, activity upgrades, and upcoming Focused Topics courses

12 Jun 2020
Resources to support families and child care providers

A list of resources to expand your own understanding of race, and how to engage children in conversations about racism, equity, and the protests occurring around the country.

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