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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.