professional development

Explore & More Professional Development for Early Childhood Education Professionals & Teams

Calling all early childhood education professionals! 📣 Are you looking to build your Professional Development plan and take your skills to the next level? Look no further than our comprehensive course offerings. From the Power of Play to highlighting the importance of Social Emotional Development, we’ve got everything you need to succeed. Start your journey today!

Cost: $200/hour for up to 25 participants
To register, email [email protected]

Professional Development Programs

STEM Foundation: Inspiring Little Scientists 

Young children are natural scientists but how can we help them see themselves as scientists? In this interactive workshop, we will explore what science skills look like in early learners, connect science identity research to practice and share fresh hands-on activities that can promote positive relationships with science in your center or classroom.

Social Emotional Development in Preschool Children

This interactive course, intended for preschool educators, highlights the importance of supporting children’s developing social and emotional skills. Participants will be presented with specific approaches for teaching emotional literacy and friendship skills, as well as strategies to support preschoolers as they learn to manage “big feelings.” An emphasis will be placed on developmentally appropriate anti-bias practices and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Educators will participate in a make-and-take session to prepare materials to utilize in their own preschool settings.

The Power of Play

Play is something fun and entertaining, but it is far more than that. Play is an extremely powerful force on child development – helping children learn important life skills such as problem-solving, negotiation and communication, creative and critical thinking, empathy, and emotional regulation.

  • A focus on how to enhance your classroom with scaffolding techniques to reach all learning levels through play.
  • Through exhibit exploration, hands-on experiences and collaboration, participants will better understand the learning value of play! This workshop will focus on how to enhance your classroom with scaffolding techniques to reach all learning levels through play.
Field trips are back! Please be aware that it will be busier than usual. | Explore & More will be closed on Sunday, June 16.