Early Childhood Professional 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. 



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Our Approach

Our trainings include strategies for engaging and communicating with parents, creating optimal learning environments, dealing with challenging behavior, and building reflective practice into work with children.

Tailored professional development and coaching can also be offered at your site.

Our Professional Development will:

  • Expand your knowledge of current research on key issues
  • Engage you in meaningful reflection and collaboration
  • Strengthen your skills
  • Further career goals
  • Help you to connect with and learn from other providers
  • Promote positive outcomes for children
  • Address Massachusetts Core Competencies

Upcoming Offerings

CES Early Childhood Professional Development is offered each season. Scheduled sessions will be displayed here. Please contact Emily Bouvier, ebouvier@collaborative.org, for information about contracting on-site work.

Dec 10 2022
Promoting Equity in Early Childhood Settings

In this course, early childhood educators will explore the intersection and impact of culture and implicit bias, and the role they play in shaping us both individually and collectively as a society.

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Jan 19 2023
Flip-It Training

FLIP IT is a four step supportive strategy to help young children identify their feelings, learn healthy self-control and reduce challenging behavior. This workshop will teach participants how to

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Feb 7 2023
Temperament and the “Goodness of Fit”: Individualizing Caregiving

Children enter the world with unique temperaments, which shape the personality they develop over time. Learn about the traits seen in the three temperamental categories and strategies. How to adapt

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Feb 9 2023
Baby and Toddler Signs

Learn how you can enhance communication and social emotional development with the children in your group who're acquiring language, and strategies for integrating signs into classroom routines

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