Professional Training Classes

We support the infrastructure of Missouri’s early childhood system by offering meaningful professional development experiences to increase knowledge and strengthen practice so all children can thrive.

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Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process by which children develop the lifelong skills they need to be successful as learners and friends. SEL makes a difference and positive impact on social- emotional competencies like social awareness, emotional regulation, and decision making, which are the foundation of well-being and mental health. The Center’s SEL trainings are designed to increase early care and education professionals’ understanding of SEL and children’s behavior with practical, evidence-based strategies to support children and families.

Social-Emotional Learning with Second Step
3 hour live, virtual training
Training for PreKinder or multiage (3-5 yrs) teachers
SEL with a Conscious Approach to Discipline for Home Visitors
3 hour live, virtual training
Training for Home Visitors
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SEL with a Conscious Approach to Discipline for Child Care Providers
3 hour training with in-person and virtual options available
Training for Child Care Providers
Trainings only available through June 2024
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Developmental monitoring and screening play an important role in helping children to be ready for school. These processes increase understanding of child development, provide direction on supporting healthy development, and enable access to resources, support, and services as needed. It is recommended that all professionals working with young children and their families implement developmental monitoring and screening consistently in their practice.

Missouri Milestones Matter
3 hour live, virtual training
Training for professionals who work with families with children in early childhood
Ages & Stages for Development (ASQ:3)
3 hour live, virtual training
Training for professionals who work with families with children in early childhood
Ages & Stages for Social-Emotional (ASQ:SE2)
3 hour live, virtual training
Training for professionals who work with families with children in early childhood
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This is an online, on-demand training for professionals and programs working with families with children from Birth through kindergarten entry in the state of Missouri. The Best Practices in Early Care and Education for Professionals and Programs will help prepare you to identify and understand the activities of high-quality early childhood programs. Best practices are methods, or activities, based on knowledge gained from research and evidence in the field of education.  The 12 best practices in early care and education programs are existing efforts and activities determined over time to make the biggest difference for positive outcomes for children and families.   

Best practices are methods or activities based on knowledge gained from research and evidence in the field of education. Understanding and implementing best practices creates a professional community working together to promote the experiences that help children and families thrive. These courses are designed to serve professionals and administrators who work with families and young children.

Best Practices in Family Engagement
2.5 hour on-demand, virtual training
Training for professionals who work with young children and families
Best Practices in Early Care and Education for Professionals and Programs
3 hour on-demand, virtual training
Training for professionals who work with young children and families
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