Preschool Articles - Resources For Teacher Development



Training/Education Opportunities
Better Kid Care - offers satellite training workshops for child care providers

A Family Child Care Provider's Study Guide: a curriculum for self-study or on-site training

"Feeding Young Children in Group Settings" - a series of satellite broadcasts; may be taken for college credit; videos available for purchase

Independent Study Course on Nutrition and Young Children - available online and on CD; Univ. of Nebraska Cooperative Extension
Directory of Early Childhood Teacher Preparation Institutions - directory of 2- and 4-year colleges and universities that offer ECE teacher preparation programs. Directory is organized by state and city and gives contact and program information; prepared by the Council for Professional Recognition and the National Center for Early Development and Learning.

Center for Career Development in Early Care and Education - at Wheelock College; works to influence program and funding policy related to early childhood practitioner training.

Center for the Child Care Workforce - offers the Summer Leadership Institute.

Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National-Louis University - offers workshops, courses, a residential institute and two graduate degree programs related to administration of early childhood programs

The Children's Foundation - provides training and education for family and center child care providers as well as nannies and parents

Concordia University at St. Paul - offers on-line courses and virtual seminars at both the baccalaureate and masters level in early childhood, school-age, and youth development

Council for Early Childhood Recognition - provides information about the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential

Early Childhood Education On-Line - offers information on a variety of topics for child care professionals; includes an ECE listserve; managed by the University of Maine

Heads Up! Network - developed by the National Head Start Association; provides satellite-based child care training that can be taken for CDA or CEU credit; available by subscription

Learning Options - several courses for child care professionals; now offers an Associates degree online

National Institute on Out-of-School Time - school-age child care training offered by Wellesley College

North American Progressive Montessori Teacher Training Center - distance teacher training

Nova Southeastern University - offers masters degree in early childhood education administration primarily by distance.

Pacific Oaks College - offers degree program via distance education

The Program for Infant/Toddler Caregiving Training Institutes - intensive training for professionals who train infant/toddler caregivers

The Soho Center - information, training and support for family child care providers