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Professional Development

Opportunities for Early Childhood Educators

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Key Benefits of the Teaching Excellence Center

  • Our professional development opportunities supply teachers with the tools they need to reach the young learner and their families through:
  • A community based approach which ensures all sessions are located in accessible venues as close to the learner as possible
  • Cost effective and flexible sessions
  • Information designed to meet the needs of parents and early childhood educators while reflecting current research
  • Extensive range of topics for adult learners at all levels from half or full day opportunities, am and pm sessions or two and three day institute
  • Competence in understanding the diverse Bay Area population and the many ways we learn

What do Participants Gain?

  • New approaches for creating learning environments which lead to individualizing for all children
  • Insights into children’s development and learning process
  • New repertoire of teaching and supervisory skills grounded in current research
  • Ideas for keeping young children engaged in active learning
  • Enhanced observation, communication and listening skills
  • Mastery and confidence when facing new classroom challenges and situations

All Teaching Excellence Center Sessions Incorporate:

  • California Desired Results
  • California Learning Foundations
  • DAP considerations & guidelines
  • NAEYC accreditation criteria standards
  • Inclusion recommendations
  • Creating birth-8 learning experiences
  • Links to environmental rating scales
  • Head Start Child Outcomes
  • Common Core Standards

Leadership Institute

Leadership Institutes are designed to support the supervisors of early childhood educators.
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