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Mgmt. Professionalism Course Updates in Jan. 2022

14 Jan 2022

New content and fillable activities

To assist program managers in supporting professional behavior, program quality, and meeting standards, the Professionalism course in the Management track has been updated. Updates include new HTML fillable activities and content such as building strong teams and the use of the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct.

2021 System Upgrade (VLS 2.0)

20 Dec 2021

Site enhancements, new features are now live

Nearly all Focused Topics courses are now enrollable and certifiable. New roles, features, and faster load times are here

2021 Q4 Newsletter

10 Dec 2021

Q4 updates to foundational courses and research highlights. Site upgrades coming Dec. 17th. Content peak for 2022.

Recapping the content updates to Program Management and Safe Environments we also announce some of our upcoming 2022 content updates and showcase research on bullying, home-based care, and "We're more than a daycare".

VLS System Upgrade

10 Dec 2021

Major overhaul coming late December 17th. Expect site downtime.

Site downtime expected the weekend of December 17-19, 2021 as we launch a thorough system upgrade featuring new user roles, new training content types, user interface enhancements, quicker dashboards, and more.

Foundational Updates: Safe Environments

02 Dec 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.

New Program Management Lesson for Managers

23 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.

Foundational Updates: Cognitive Development

19 Nov 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.

Technology in Child Care Programs

27 Sep 2021

Minimize the risk of cyberbullying, prevent exposure to explicit material, and teach digital citizenship

Child care programs must thoughtfully incorporate the use of the internet and devices into programs. New guidance is in the Safe Environments and Learning Environments courses for the T&Cs and Mgt. tracks.

2020 Q1 Newsletter

27 Sep 2021

Three New Focused Topics Courses Released

Three new courses, Supporting Children with Challenging Behaviors, Sexual Development & Behavior in Children and Youth, and Trauma-Informed Care in Child Care Settings are now available in the Virtual Lab School Focused Topics track.

30th Anniversary of the Military Child Care Act

27 Sep 2021

We salute the Department of Defense in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Military Child Care Act

A huge thank you to all of the teachers and staff that work to support more than 160,000 military-connected children around the world every day.