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.

Early Learning Support Services General Offerings Calendar coming soon!

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

Visit the 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 -2019-2020 Professional Development Calendar Coming Soon!