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.

Upcoming Trainings

PITC Online Infant & Toddler Group Care-1/18, 3/24 & 6/2/18 (Training full/registration closed)

Through this 18-week college-level online course, from January 18, 2018 - June 2, 2018, you will learn how to support healthy social-emotional development and learning of infants and toddlers in group care settings.

Course Topics:

  • Exploration of temperament types
  • Stages of social-emotional development
  • Development of self-esteem
  • Security and social competence
  • Socialization and guidance
  • Program policies supporting healthy social-emotional development
  • Early brain development and learning
  • Discoveries of infancy
  • Partnerships with families
  • Working with children with special needs

Dates:          Thursday, January 18, 2018; Saturdays: March 24 and June 2, 2018

Time:            6:00 pm - 8:30 pm (1/18/2018) and 8:30 am - 11:00 am (3/24 and 6/2/2018)

Trainer:        Tracy Johnson, WestEd Center for Child and Families Studies

Cost:             $25 (includes light refreshments and materials)

Location:       San Mateo County Office of Education

Register at:  Registration is closed

Registration and payment deadline: January 12, 2018 (Payment must be received by the deadline or the registration will be canceled)

CPIN: Music to my Ears Training -1/27/18 (Training is full/Registration is closed)

This training will provide information and resources on Volume 2 - California Preschool Learning Foundations, Visual and Performing Arts, with a focus on music.

The morning portion of the day will focus on the Foundations, while the afternoon portion of the day will be a “Make and Take” where you will have the opportunity to create resources to take back to the classroom and begin using right away.

- Become familiar with: 

  • the importance of music education in the lives of preschool children as represented by the Preschool Learning Foundations 
  • what children should know and be able to do in the Music strand
  • strategies from the Preschool Curriculum Framework in order to support all children develop their skills and knowledge in music 
- Practice utilizing this information with regard to dual language learners and children identified with special needs 

- Engage in fun hands-on, project-based activities to take back to the classroom
 

Dates:            Saturday, January 27, 2018

Time:             9:00 am - 3:00 pm 

Trainer:         Debbie Supple & Eloisa Mendoza-Hinds, CPIN Bay Region 4

Cost:             $25 (includes light refreshments and materials)

Location:       San Mateo County Office of Education

Register at:   Training is full/registration is closed

Registration and payment deadline:  registration until filled/payment deadline: January 12, 2018 (Payment must be received by the deadline or the registration will be canceled)

Introduction to the Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ-3 & ASQ:SE), 2-day Training-10/7/17 & 2/10/18 (Registration is Closed)

This two-part training series provides an overview of how to administer the ASQ and ASQ:SE developmental screenings and how to use screening results.  This training series is appropriate for new uses and those in need of a refresher.

Some of the topics addressed include:

  • The importance and value of developmental screenings
  • How to give and score the ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE
  • How to identify strategies to involve families in the screening
  • How to include the ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE as part of the services you provide
  • How to interpret the screening results for families
  • How to talk with families about the screening results
  • How to use results to make referrals and follow-up with families

*Spanish oral interpretation services will be provided*

Dates:           Saturday, October 7, 2017 and February 10, 2018

Time:            9:00 am - 4:00 pm (10/7/17) and 9:00 - 1:00 pm (2/10/18)

Trainer:        Andrea Burnett, Carolina Balladares and Lupe Ibarra

Cost:             $25 (includes light refreshments and materials)

Location:       San Mateo County Office of Education

Register at:   Registration is closed

Registration and payment deadline:  September 20, 2017 (Payment must be received by the deadline or the registration will be canceled)

 

Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning Training -10/21 & 12/2/17, 1/20 & 2/24/18 (Registration is closed)

This is a four-part training series for early learning teachers, practitioners and administrators.  Participants  will become familiar with practices that embrace family languages and cultures and promote the development of building language skills and concepts for dual language learners. Strategies for effective engagement of diverse families to create culturally and linguistically relevant learning experiences for all children will be embedded throughout the series.

*Spanish oral interpretation services will be provided*

Dates:            Saturdays, October 21, December 2, January 20 and February 24

Time:             9:00 am - 1:00 pm 

Trainer:         Soodie Ansari and Dr. Carola Oliva-Olson

Cost:              $35 (includes light refreshments and materials)

Location:       San Mateo County Office of Education

Register at:   Registration is closed

Registration and payment deadline:  October 6, 2017 (Payment must be received by the deadline or the registration will be canceled)