Explore the Individualized Professional Development (iPD) Portfolio. It is a learning management system created to support ongoing professional development for staff in Head Start and child care settings.
Excellence in early childhood education (ECE) programs is built on a workforce that promotes continuous program improvement. Professional development is a cornerstone of this process. It includes gaining new knowledge, skills, and abilities, along with experience and competencies that relate to one’s profession, job responsibilities, or work environment. ECE programs and staff must address three areas: Professional Development Systems; Foundation for Staff Development; and Individual Career Development. Resources are organized within these areas to promote easy access to the information you need.
Practice-Based Coaching (PBC) uses a cyclical process supports teachers’ use of effective teaching practices leading to positive outcomes for children. PBC occurs in the context of collaborative partnerships.
Expand your knowledge and practice, enhance your networks, and improve your performance and career development through a one-year mentor–mentee relationship with an effective and experienced Head Start director.
This list provides direct access to the iPD courses that have a more focused lens on building belonging and diversity in early childhood settings.
Success in any career requires the continued development of skills and knowledge. Explore tools and resources to help supervisors develop effective plans with staff.
Review this infographic for key considerations when creating an Individualized Professional Development Plan.
Discover how brain science and current motivation theories can help education managers encourage and inspire education staff to do their best work.
Explore resources and strategies that support coachees to teach emotional literacy and support self-regulation in young children.
A child’s sense of belonging develops through responsive relationships and supportive environments. In this webinar, we examine how to address challenging behaviors in children by building a sense of belonging.
Explore strategies and resources coaches can use to support coachees in nurturing positive interactions. Apply coaching skills through a guided activity based on effective relationship practices.