EQ+IP Professional Development

At a Glance

The Early Learning Quality and Inclusion Partnership (EQ+IP) has developed a comprehensive calendar of professional development for early childhood educators for school year 2017-18. All professional development trainings are aligned with the local QRIS.

  Click here for EQ+IP’s January-June 2018 calendar of First 5-funded professional development offerings! (Vea el Calendario de Oportunidades para el Desarrollo de Profesional en la Educación Temprana de Enero a Junio del 2018)

Check back soon for additional trainings related to including children with special needs in early learning settings.

4Cs, the local child care resource and referral agency, also offers professional development for early learning providers, particularly family child care operators.

Teachers who work in state-funded child development programs may be eligible for a stipend for attending professional development. Find out more about the QRIS Teacher Stipend program here. Teachers who working in Transitional Kindergarten classrooms may also be eligible for a stipend for attending professional development. Find out more about the TK Stipend program here.

Important announcement: the 3D Art & Messy Play training that was scheduled for 4/28/18, has been canceled.


Upcoming Trainings

Math and Stories

Teachers will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on, interactive workshop where they will become familiar with supporting math learning in the preschool setting through books and stories.

Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (registration begins at 8:30 AM) 

Cost: $25 per individual (includes morning refreshments and materials) 

Location: San Mateo County Office of Education - 101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065

Trainer: Casey Ward Federico, MSEd

To register: http://sanmateo.k12oms.org/1401-146679

Online Registration Deadline: March 23, 2018 or until filled

Payment Deadline: March 29, 2018 (pending registrations will be cancelled if payment is not received by this date)

Creating Inspiring Environments (training is full/registration is closed)

Participants will develop an understanding of the principles for creating high-quality early childhood classroom environments and see slides of exemplary classrooms.

Participants will learn to: 

  • Organize learning materials 
  • Embed curriculum in the environment 
  • Create a classroom identity and a "sense of place"
  • Develop a sense of aesthetics 
  • Create a sense of softness 
  • Develop a place of wonder and delight 

Date:           Saturday, March 17, 2018

Time:           9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (registration begins at 8:30 AM)

Trainer:       John Gunnarson

Cost:           $25 (includes light refreshments)

Location:     Early Childhood Education (ECE), 65 Tower Road, San Mateo, CA

Register at:  registration is closed

Registration Deadline: March 2, 2018 or until filled

Payment Deadline: March 9, 2018

Click here for additional information regarding this training. 

Introduction to the Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP) 2015 Preschool Workshop (space still available!)

The desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP) 2015 is an observational-based child assessment tool designed to support teachers in observing, documenting and reflecting on children’s learning.TheDRDP is aligned with the California preschool Learning & Development Foundations.
Some of the topics to be addressed include:
  • Introduction to and overview of the DRDP-2015 assessment tool
  • An explanation of the terms and layout of the DRDP (2015) tool
  • Discuss how to use the DRDP (2015) to document and rate children’s growth
  • Guidance on how to build a toolkit within your program to implement the DRDP (2015)
  • Learn about the four English Language Development (ELD) measures
Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Time: 8:30 am – 4 pm 

Cost: $25/per person (includes light refreshments, lunch and materials). 
*For your convenience, refreshments are provided. However, if you have specialized dietary restrictions, please plan to bring your own. Where applicable, vegetarian options will be available.
Location: San Mateo County Office of Education, 101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City
Trainers: Donna Yuriar, State Preschool Project Specialist                  
               Andrea Burnett, Early Learning Quality Improvement Project Specialist
Registration fee deadline:  March 9, 2018

CPIN: Peace, Love and History-Social Science (training is full/wait list is closed)

On this training, participants will explore the key concepts of history-social science in preschool and transitional kindergarten. They’ll look at young children’s emerging sense of self,  their growing interest in the larger social world in which they live, relationships with other children and adults, social roles, occupations, and the understanding of economic exchange.  Participants will also engage in hands-on, project-based activities to take back to the classroom.  Become familiar with the structure and features of Volume 3 and learn about integration opportunities between  Volumes 1, 2, and 3 of the Foundations, and take authentic research-based strategies back to use in the classroom.

*Spanish oral interpretation services will be provided*

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018

Time: 9am-3pm (8:30am registration, training will start promptly at 9am)
This training is on the same date as the PITC Online Course Meeting and the Introduction to the DRDP training. If you have a confirmed registration for those events, you will not be able to register for CPIN.
Cost: $25 (includes: morning refreshments, light lunch and materials)
*For your convenience, refreshments are provided. However, if you have specialized dietary restrictions, please plan to bring your own. Where applicable, vegetarian options will be available.
Location:  San Mateo County Office of Education at 101 Twin Dolphin Drive in Redwood City
Trainers: Debbie Supple and Eloisa Mendoza-Hinds, CPIN Bay Region 4
Registration Link:  Registration is closed

Registration Deadline:  Training is full
Payment Deadline: March 9, 2018