Professional Development Opportunities for Early Educators and Providers

San Mateo County Office of Education

SMCOE's Early Learning Support Services department will be offering various virtual and in-person professional development (PD) opportunities for the 2022-2023 program year. In support of site reopenings and recovery efforts post-pandemic, these trainings will be offered at no cost to participants. However, advanced online registration and a valid CA ECE Workforce ID Number are required to attend. In addition, all training participants must follow ELSS's updated PD policies (English, Spanish) to attend.

As scheduled professional development offerings are confirmed, training dates and details will be posted below. To receive registration notifications via email, please subscribe to our mailing list (English/Spanish).

San Mateo County 4Cs

The Child Care Coordinating Council (4Cs), the local child care resource and referral agency, also offers professional development for early learning providers, particularly family child care operators. Visit the 4Cs monthly calendar frequently for a list of their upcoming professional development trainings. For information on how to subscribe to the 4Cs mailing list to receive monthly updates, contact the 4Cs at

California Early Childhood Online

The California Early Childhood Online (CECO) is an online learning portal from the California Department of Education. Check back often for additional trainings related to the inclusion of children with special needs in early learning settings.


Professional Development Stipends for Early Educators and Providers

Teachers who work in state-funded child development programs, work in centers or family child care homes participating in Quality Counts (San Mateo's Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS)), and/or work in a program with children with 4Cs subsidy vouchers, may be eligible for a stipend for attending professional development through the ELC Career Development Initiative Stipend Program

Early Learning Support Services