Professional Development for Early Childhood Educators
Active Play Every Day - 6.5 hours
Through this training, early childhood educators will learn about their role in children's activity levels and large motor development, and will explore inexpensive strategies and practies that foster active play both indoors and out.
Approved for 6.5 professional development hours in Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, and Vermont. The training can be used to meet licensing requirements in Florida, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Nebraska. In other states, check with your licensing bureau.
Early Sprouts Online Course - 10 hours
Learn the methods and tools to engage young children in the award-winning Early Sprouts "seed-to-table" approach throughout the year, including gardening, sensory exploration, and cooking.
Six "target vegetables" provide the focus for exploration and discovery. This online, self-paced course is directed toward early childhood educators with all levels of education and experience. There are no prerequisites.
Approved (or can be used) for 10 professional development hours in 20 states.
Course fee: $50 (does not include the Early Sprouts book, which is available through most major booksellers).
Growing Healthy Eaters Online Course - 7 hours
Create a childcare environment that helps children establish healthy eating behaviors that last a lifetime.
The Growing Healthy Eaters seven hour training also covers what early childhood educators need to support picky eaters, engage families, plan menus, and manage food allergies.
This training is approved for seven professional development hours in Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, and Vermont. The training can be used to meet licensing requirements in Florida, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Nebraska. In other areas, check with your state's licensing bureau.
Course fee: $35
Onsite Training Packages
Custom packages are available for centers, associations and other groups. Participants gain information and skills in nutrition, sensory exploration, gardening, and cooking. Packages include hands-on workshops, discounted self-study registrations and Early Sprouts books. Read more.