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 Click here for our 2017-18 calendar of First 5-funded professional development offerings! OPORTUNIDADES PARA EL DESARROLLO PROFESIONAL EN LA EDUCACIÓN TEMPRANA PRÓXIMAMENTE

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

Introduction to Desired Results Development Profile (DRDP) 2015 Training

DRDP 2015 is an observational-based child assessment tool designed to support teachers in observing, documenting and reflecting on children's learning.  The DRDP is aligned with the California preschool Learning & Development Foundations.

Some of the topics addressed include:

  • Introduction to and overview of the DRDP 2015 assessment tool (recently revised)
  • 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, October 7, 2017

Time:              8:30 am - 4:00 pm 

Trainer:          Donna Yuriar, SMCOE State Preschool Project Specialist

Cost:              $25 (includes light refreshments, lunch and materials)

Location:       San Mateo County Office of Education

Register at:   https://sanmateo.k12oms.org/eventdetail.php?id=137205

Registration and payment deadline:  September 20, 2017 (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

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 Ballardares and Lupe Ibarra

Cost:             $25 (includes light refreshments and materials)

Location:       San Mateo County Office of Education

Register at:   https://sanmateo.k12oms.org/event_register.php?id=137199

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

 

Powerful Interactions, 2-day Series

Powerful Interactions are those interactions in which a teacher intentionally connects with a child to extend his or her learning. In this two-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).  Participants should have a familiarity with the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) to be able to participate in this series.

*Participants are requested to bring a photo of their classroom showing students working.*

Date:            Saturdays, October 14 and October 28, 2017

Time:            9:00 am - 1:00 pm 

Trainer:        Donna Yuriar, SMCOE

Cost:             $25 (includes light morning refreshments and materials)

Location:      San Mateo County Office of Education

Register at:  http://sanmateo.k12oms.org/1401-137182

Registration and payment deadline:  September 29, 2017 (Payment must be received by the deadline or the registration will be canceled)

 

Introduction to Infant/Toddler Curriculum Planning (PITC Partners for Quality) Training

This training will present information about the importance of responsive, individualized care that is grounded in children's secure relationships with their families and primary care teachers.  Participants will explore and become familiar with the California Infant/Toddler Curriculum Framework as a means of supporting elective planning in the ongoing cycle of observing, documenting, reflecting and implementing appropriate curriculum.

*Spanish oral interpretation services will be provided*

Date:              Saturday, October 14, 2017

Time:              8:30 am - 3:30 pm 

Trainer:          PITC Partners for Quality

Cost:               $15 (includes light refreshments, lunch and materials)

Location:        San Mateo County Office of Education

Register at:    http://sanmateo.k12oms.org/1401-137208

Registration and payment deadline:  September 29, 2017 (Payment must be received by the deadline or the registration will be canceled)

 

Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning Training

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:   https://sanmateo.k12oms.org/eventdetail.php?id=139640

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