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 calendar of First 5-funded professional development offerings! (Vea el Calendario de Oportunidades para el Desarrollo de Profesional en la Educación Temprana del 2018-2019)

  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.

Upcoming Trainings

 2-Day Powerful Interactions Series, 9/15/18 & 9/29/18

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: https://powerful-interactions-18.eventbrite.com            

***Registration Deadline:  August 31, 2018 *****

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.