Early Learning Professional Development

At a Glance

The Early Learning Support Services Department (ELSS) has developed a comprehensive calendar of professional development for early childhood educators for school year 2018-2019. All professional development trainings are aligned with the local QRIS.

Click here for the Early Learning Support Services 2018-2019 General Offerings Calendar or here for the ELSS 2018-2019 In-Depth/Team-Based offerings. 

All ELSS Professional Development is funded by First 5 San Mateo.

Click here for California Early Childhood Online (CECO), an online learning portal from the California Department of Education or visit their website at www.caearlychildhoodonline.org for more information.

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 and/or work in centers or family child care homes participating in Quality Counts, San Mateo's Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) 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 completing ECE coursework. Find out more about the TK Stipend program here.  Note the TK Stipend program end March 2019!

 For questions about registration, see our registration policies here.

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Upcoming Trainings

 2-Day Powerful Interactions Series, 9/15/18 & 9/29/18 (Training is Full/Registration is Closed)

Powerful Interactions are those interactions in which a teacher intentionally connects with a child to extend his or her learning.  In this tow-part training series, participants will explore the Powerful Interactions three-step methodology: Be Present, Connect, and Extend Learning.  These strategies support practices measured on the Instructional Support domain of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS). 

Dates:  Saturdays, September 15 and September 29, 2018

Time:  9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Cost:  $30 for the series.  Fee includes a copy fo the Powerful Interactions book and light refreshments.  If you have specialized dietary restrictions, please plan to bring your own refreshments.  Where applicable, vegetarian options will be available.

Registration: registration is closed           

Payment Options:  Credit card only.  Eventbrite service fees and credit card processing fees will be added to the total ticket price.

Who Should Attend?  This training is open to all center-based and family child care early learning programs and teachers serving preschool children in San Mateo County.

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

Presenter:  Donna Yuriar, SMCOE, Certified Trainier for DRDP and CLASS

Requirements:  All participants must provide their CA ECE Workforce Registry ID Number to participate in this training and to receive theri Certificate of Completion.  Visit www.caregistry.org to obtain a Registry ID Number if you do not already have one.

Questions:  Contact Dalma Sato at dsato@smcoe.org or 650-802-5344.

 

Developing Number Sense through Counting (Training is full/registration closed)

In this three-part training series, participants will learn how to engage preschoolers in meaningful, hands-on activity of counting objects to support students’ number-sense development.  They will watch videos and develop strategies to support students’ mathematical thinking, and will plan for activity implementation and reflect on progress at follow-up sessions.  We will also utilize DRDP and Preschool Foundations and Framework Volume 1 to learn more about counting. 

Dates:  Tuesdays; October 2, October 16 and November 13, 2018

Time:  5:30pm - 7:30pm

Cost:  $35 for the series. 

Fee includes book and light refreshments.  If you have specialized dietary restrictions, please plan to bring your own refreshments.  Where applicable, vegetarian options will be available.

Registration:   training is full/registration is full

Payment Options:  Credit card only.  Eventbrite service fees and credit card processing fees will be added to the total ticket price.

Who Should Attend?  This training is open to all center-based and family child care early learning programs and teachers serving preschool children in San Mateo County.

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

Presenter:  Kim Bambao, SMCOE/STEAM Math Coordinator

      Requirements: all participants must provide their CA ECE Workforce Registry ID Number to participate in this training and the certificate of completion. Visit: http://www.caregistry.org/ to obtain a Registry ID number if you do not have one.