Early Childhood Professional Development

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Early Childhood Professional Development

"The essence of quality in early childhood services is embodied in the expertise and skills of the staff and in their capacity to build positive relationships with young children...all of society would benefit from better trained personnel in early child care settings."

  - Center on the Developing Child (Harvard University),
    "The Science of Early Childhood Development"

Teachers and family child care providers are the cornerstone of quality early education and care programs. With well-trained staff, programs are better equipped to give children a safe, stable environment, address children's needs, and foster growth while partnering with families to support children's optimal development. Early educators who have access to additional educational and professional opportunities are more likely to incorporate new research findings into their work and to achieve career satisfaction.

CES strengths-based professional development opportunities:

  • Expand participants' current knowledge of research on key issues
  • Engage participants in meaningful reflection and collaboration
  • Strengthen skills
  • Further career goals
  • Help participants connect with and learn from other providers
  • Promote positive outcomes for children

Professional Development Workshops

Recent topics have included strategies for engaging and communicating with parents, creating optimal learning environments, dealing with challenging behavior, and building reflective practice into work with children.

CES workshops are taught by members of our staff and address one or more of the Massachusetts Core Competencies. Conveniently offered during evening hours, our workshops take place in a variety of locations around the four-county region.

Professional development can also be offered at your site. Contact Emily Bouvier for information about contracting on-site work.

Click here for a detailed list of our workshops.

Upcoming Open Enrollment Early Childhood Educator Workshops

We're sorry, but there is nothing available at this time. Please check back at a later date.


For more information, contact: 
Administrative Assistant
413.586.4900 x5568