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April is Month of the Military Child

Recognize and support military children and their families all month long

Celebrate the Month of the Military Child by learning about the programs and support available to help military children and their families thrive.

2023 Q1 Newsletter

New professional development opportunities, Foundational Course updates, celebrations, and research highlights

Targeted Professional Development modules for Direct Care Staff, three courses updated in the Family Child Care & School-Aged tracks, course access to the PSB Non-Clinical Referral Tool, and leading research for a more effective ECE workforce.


New Targeted PD for Direct Care and Leadership Roles

New Targeted PD addresses Safe Sleep, Goals, and Universal Supports

New Targeted Professional Development modules highlight key strategies for setting collaborative goals with staff, supporting safe sleep practices, and establishing strong routines for all children.

2022 Q4 Newsletter

Updates to observation tools and Foundational courses now available

Revised Competency Reflections for all Foundational courses, updates to the Caregiving Observation & Reflection Tool, updates to Foundational courses in the Family Child Care & School-Aged tracks, and tips to help children and families eat and stay healthy this season.

Updates to the Caregiving Observation & Reflection Tool

Additional guidance and print options now available

New content to guide program leaders in using the tool effectively, refined examples, and new print friendly options are highlighted

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.