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Professional Development

The Early Education Programs and Services department offers a number of professional development opportunities on a variety of topics for preschool, infant/toddler teachers and administrators, and family child care providers. 

Click on the categories below to view and register for upcoming professional opportunities.

Introductory Level Workshops 

Intermediate Level Workshops

Advanced Level Workshops

Quality has many different facets; the most important are the provider interaction, developmental understanding of children and program planning to create effective early childhood education environments, and to develop a high quality workforce. Professional development opportunities come in many forms, these strategies can vary and can be accessed in thought-provoking conversations with fellow educators, through highly trained and responsive presenters, and training topics geared to your interests and aligned to professional growth needs within programs to support positive outcomes. SDQPI connects the “quality” target with professional development, personalized opportunities, which promotes engagement in continuous quality improvement practices, while being individualized for providers’ needs.

View our SDQPI PD Course Catalog which offers full descriptions of our workshops. These workshops are open to the public for a fee, and are offered at no cost to identified San Diego Quality Preschool Initiative participants. 

The workshops highlighted in this catalog are intentionally offered to align to program quality goals and build upon existing skills.  Check out the catalog to explore how the workshops are differentiated by levels of expertise, target audience, and California Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Continuous Quality Improvement Pathways.

Contact Kelly Slocum at 858-298-2046 or for registration questions.

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