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2022 Q3 Newsletter

New Professional Development and Focused Topics Course aimed at Program Managers, Updated Foundational Courses, and Research Highlights

Recently launched Targeted Professional Development, a new Leadership Focused Topics course, updates to all Foundational courses in Infant & Toddler and Preschool tracks, and research that illustrates the value in distributed leadership in early care and education.

New Targeted Professional Development on Observations and Difficult Conversations

New content now available to strengthen program leader’s practices

Key strategies that Program Managers can use for conducting objective observations and navigating difficult conversations are highlighted.

IT and PS Track: All Foundational Courses Updated in Summer 2022

New research, activities, and updated developmental milestones available

All Infant & Toddler and Preschool Foundational courses have been updated. The latest courses updated include Family Engagement, Learning Environments, Physical Development, Positive Guidance, Professionalism, Program Management, Self & Cultural Understanding, and Social & Emotional Development.

New Leadership Focused Topic Released

Leadership Essentials: Getting Started as a Program Manager is Now Available

This five-lesson course aimed at Program Managers highlights the key components of leading and managing child and youth programs and focuses on the necessary skills for program leaders to develop as they begin their role as a Program Manager.

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Focused Topics Course Updates in July 2022

New Practice Inventories available in our Focused Topics Courses

Check out the new Practice Inventory reflection activities added to six of the Focused Topics courses. These activities are provided to encourage staff and program leaders to think more deeply about the practices they use to support children and staff.

2022 Q2 Newsletter

New Content Type, Updated Foundational Courses, and Research Highlights

New Targeted Professional Development modules, Direct Care and Management content updates, and research that illustrates the benefits of early childhood education and the critical demands that child care systems currently experience.

Concussions in Children & Youth

New information on identifying and responding to concussions now available.

The Safe Environments course across all tracks, has been updated to include additional information to support staff and program leaders in identifying and responding to concussions in children and youth.

Social Emotional Learning for Teachers (SELF-T) Now Enrollable

Registered Users Can Now Earn a Certificate for SELF-T

All VLS Focused Topics Courses are now enrollable for registered users. Learn more about how to obtain a certificate for the Social Emotional Learning for Teachers course

This April Celebrate the Month of the Military Child

Review ways to honor military children and families

Celebrate the Month of the Military Child in your program by recognizing the sacrifices and challenges faced by military children and parents

NAEYC Celebrates the Week of the Young Child April 2-8

Discover WOYC Daily Themes

Celebrate the Week of the Young Child in your program by creating fun activities that honor young children, families, and early care and education providers.