Early Childhood Professionals

Early childhood development resources for early childhood professionals.

Early childhood education is much more than caring for the basic needs of children. When early childhood professionals need to be prepared to create appropriate, engaging and educational environments where they can support the growth, development and learning of all children. Michigan State University Extension offers a variety of learning experiences for early childhood professionals through online and face to face formats. Early childhood professionals can engage in training around topics like discipline, math, art, outdoor play, social emotional health and more. These trainings are approved in the MiRegistry system through the Michigan Department of Education and providers who are part of the MiRegistry system who attend trainings will get approved hours in the system.

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  • Jan 23

    The Parent Talk System Webinar Series - January-February Webinar

    January 23, 2023 – February 27, 2023 8:00pm-9:30pm ET Online

    The Parent Talk System is a FREE online course for parents of toddlers to teens to improve communication and provide strategies for raising confident, caring, responsible children.

  • Jan 31

    Online Extension Extras Parenting Hour Mindfully Feeding Infants and Toddlers

    January 31, 2023 8:00PM – 9:30PM Online; 8-9:30pm ET

    Extension Extras Parenting Hour is a free online series of parenting workshops that provides guidance for parents of young children as they navigate the challenges, joys, and concerns of parenting.

  • Feb 1

    10 Cents Evaluation Report Mini-Webinar Series

    February 1, 2023 – March 8, 2023 Weekly on Wednesdays at 2pm (except 2/22) Zoom

    Learn more about how the 10 Cents a Meal program works and its impacts through this webinar series! This series of five mini webinars will highlight key findings from evaluation of the 10 Cents a Meal program for the 2020-2021 year.

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