As an early childhood professional, do you take advantage of ongoing professional development in the early childhood field? There are many immediate and long-term benefits of professional development. To be an exemplary childcare provider and preschool teacher, you must be informed with the intent to inspire, encourage, and educate. 

According to NAEYC, early childhood professional development is an opportunity for individuals to continually learn and pursue experiences through activities that will support the acquisition of knowledge and skills to work with children and families based off best practices from new research. Consistently engaging in early childhood professional development is important because once you have the appropriate skills and knowledge, you can then provide a high-quality learning environment. This is accomplished by applying developmentally appropriate theoretical concepts in the classroom with the intent of nurturing the whole child and providing skill development opportunities. Both beginning and veteran teachers can benefit from ongoing and collaborative early childhood professional development to reinvigorate creativity, encourage family engagement, stay up to date with emerging technologies, learn new curriculum tools, and acquire additional resources to support children with various learning styles, special needs, and cultural backgrounds. 

To ensure exceptional early childhood professional development training, Kaplan Early Learning Company has provided accessible, affordable, adaptable, and approved customizable solutions to meet educational and professional needs for 30+ years! We provide on-site, face-to-face training as well as options through digital platforms that address the following areas set by Head Start

  • Professional development systems (requirements for national, state, and local standards along with credentialing and licensing requirements)
  • Staff development at the program level
  • Individual career goals

Explore our high-quality and engaging on-site and online professional development options now.

On-Site

Both high-energy and fun, on-site training options support the needs of early education and elementary programs by providing research-based information through creative, cutting-edge adult learning techniques. Sample topics include the following:

  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Learning Environments
  • Importance of Childhood
  • Special Needs
  • Classroom Management
  • Educational Leadership
  • Outdoor Learning and Movement
  • STEM
  • Creativity
  • Training to Complement Kaplan-Exclusive Curricula, Assessments, and Products

CUSTOMIZED TRAINING AVAILABLE:

Call 1-800-334-2014 or email training@kaplanco.com

"One of the best trainings I’ve ever attended. Thank you for the high-quality information! And thanks for the joy!"

-Early Head Start Director

Online

Innovative professional development that is convenient, engaging, and interactive is just a click away with our high-quality, research-based courses provided by Quorum and ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI).

Quorum & CCEI

  • 24/7 unlimited access
  • Certificates for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and approved state training hours
  • Helpdesk support
  • Interactive
  • Content that adapts for family newsletters

*CCEI includes courses in Spanish.

Free Online Professional Development

1. The Classroom Management for Early Learning Community on edWeb.net 

Share resources, tools, best practices, and more to create healthy, creative, and happy learning environments that support early learning and child development. Members of the community receive:

  • Invitations to free webinars
  • Free CE certificates
  • Access to resource library
  • Online discussion forums

Join the Classroom Management for Early Learning Community today!

2. Insights and Inspirations

The Insights and Inspirations section of the Kaplan website is full of professional development ideas for preschool teachers, elementary teachers, and infant and toddler caregivers. Here are just a few of the featured categories and topics:

For more information on Kaplan’s on-site and online professional development opportunities, be sure to visit www.kaplanco.com/professionaldevelopment.