Birth to Five Trainings

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Birth to Five Trainings

Training for EEC Educators, Directors, and Family Child Care Providers

  • High-quality CEU trainings are reasonably priced and can be offered on-site at your location anywhere in the state for groups of 25-30 educators. 
  • Educators who develop their skills in observing and assessing young children are better able to promote children's growth and development.
  • These assessment trainings will help meet requirements of the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS).

Trainings Available Upon Request


Using Observation Skills for Planning and Assessment

​5 hours (0.5 CEUs)

Core Competency: Observation, Assessment and Documentation

QRIS Standard: Curriculum and Learning

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Observing children in the daily life of their early childhood classroom is a powerful way to assess them.  By observing children, you can get a rich understanding of the whole child’s development over time.  In this course you will learn ways to observe children and document your observations during a busy day.  You will have the opportunity to further develop your skills by practicing observation and documentation using video vignettes and by participating in small-group discussions and reflection.

Before starting the registration process, please have your PQR #, Program #, and QRIS level available.

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Assessing Diverse Learners

5 hours (0.5 CEUs)

Core Competency: Observation, Assessment and Documentation

QRIS Standard: Curriculum and Learning

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A child’s language, culture, and ability have an important impact on the assessment process.  Through this course you will gain skills and understanding for fairly and effectively assessing children who are diverse in terms of culture, language, and ability.  To enhance your ability to assess diverse learners, the course will present and incorporate the principles of universal design for learning (UDL) as well as important information on first and second language learning.

Before starting the registration process, please have your PQR #, Program #, and QRIS level available.

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Engaging Families in the Assessment Process

​5 hours (0.5 CEUs)

Core Competency: Observation, Assessment and Documentation; Partnering with Families and Communities

QRIS Standard: Curriculum and Learning; Family and Community Engagement

In this course educators will learn ideas, tools, and tips for engaging families in child assessments in order to make families strong partners in their child’s education.  You will also learn ways to gain information from families to deepen your understanding of the child.  Among the topics addressed will be attention to culturally responsive interactions, ideas for gathering information from families, and family-friendly ways of sharing data.

Before starting the registration process, please have your PQR #, Program #, and QRIS level available.

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Understanding and Implementing Developmental Screening

​5 hours (0.5 CEUs)

Core Competency: Observation, Assessment and Documentation

QRIS Standard: Curriculum and Learning; Safe Indoor and Outdoor Environments; Family and Community Engagement

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In this course you will learn why developmental screening is so important when working with young children. You will also learn what to look for when choosing a screening tool, ways to implement a screening program, how to involve parents in the screening process, and how to follow-up when screening results indicate children may need further evaluation. This course will also provide an introduction to using two screening tools: The Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3) and the Survey of Well-being of Young Children (SWYC).

Before starting the registration process, please have your PQR #, Program #, and QRIS level available.

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Improving Developmental Screening in Early Childhood Programs

5 hours (0.5 CEUs)

Core Competency: Observation, Assessment and Documentation; Partnering with Families and Communities

QRIS Standard: Curriculum and Learning

Prerequisite: Professional development and experience in using a developmental screening tool

This course is designed to help administrators and program directors improve the way they implement screening in their programs. Topics covered include state and federal regulations that impact developmental screening; ways to strengthen involvement of families and staff in the screening process; ways to adapt screening procedures to meet the cultural and linguistic needs of families; monitoring and re-screening children when scores are near cut-off points; and guiding staff in using assessment results to modify the environment and curriculum. It provides an introduction to the Ages and Stages Questionnaire: Social/Emotional 2 (ASQ: SE2) and the Social-Emotional Assessment/Evaluation Measure (SEAM™). 

Before starting the registration process, please have your PQR #, Program #, and QRIS level available.

Details and Registration

For more information, contact: 
Position: 
EC-ART Project Director
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5573
Email: 
nward@collaborative.org