Professional Development Opportunities for Early Educators and Providers

San Mateo County Office of Education

SMCOE has developed a comprehensive calendar of professional development for early childhood educators for the school year 2019-2020. All professional development trainings are aligned with the local QRIS.

California Early Childhood Online

The California Early Childhood Online (CECO) is an online learning portal from the California Department of Education. Check back soon for additional trainings related to including children with special needs in early learning settings. For questions about registration, see our registration policies here.

San Mateo County 4Cs

4Cs, the local child care resource and referral agency, also offers professional development for early learning providers, particularly family child care operators.

Professional Development Stipends for Early Educators and Providers

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. Teachers who work in Transitional Kindergarten classrooms may also be eligible for a stipend for completing early childhood education coursework. Find out more about the TK Stipend program here.

Alyson Suzuki

Administrator, Early Learning Support Services


Phone: (650) 802-5623