Online Professional Development Opportunities

Here are FREE, online, professional development training opportunities that early educators and administrators can access to support ongoing learning. Training is recorded directly in the CA ECE Workforce Registry or certificates can be submitted to the Registry to count towards professional development hours.

The California Department of Education (CDE) has an Online Learning Portal that provides access to over 80 hours of self-paced training on a variety of early childhood related topics. Training topics are related to the CA Foundation, CA Frameworks, DRDP, CSEFEL, Health & Nutrition and other CDE publications. Content is available in English and in Spanish. is an award-winning professional learning network that provides webinars and professional learning communities so educators can share their best ideas and practices to improve teaching and learning, student achievement, and school culture.
Early Childhood Investigations Webinars provides an ongoing series of conference quality webinars for early childhood educators. These engaging webinars are presented by many of the thought-leaders and experts in the field of early care and education. The webinars explore critical topics that offer new ideas and insights to early childhood professionals, especially administrators.
Strategies 2.0 offers webinars and other on-line learning opportunities focusing on improving family engagement knowledge and skills for professionals in any field that work with families. Topics include: Trauma Informed Care, Family Strengthening Essentials, etc.
QCC Family Engagement Modules has released new Family Engagement Training Modules, focusing on the foundations of Family Engagement and Building Strengths-Based Relationships. Content is available in English and in Spanish.
The California Department of Social Services provides Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training via self-paced modules that follow California state laws for mandated reporters.