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Welcome Childcare Providers

Check out the links below for training opportunities to improve your skills and continue your professional development.

Virginia Star Quality Initiative  
The Virginia Star Quality Initiative (VSQI) offers a way to help you improve the quality of your early childhood services and demonstrate this quality to parents.

Acorn Dreams  
These early childhood resources equip you to guide children, starting in the preschool years, to make friends, cooperate, handle anger and disappointment, calm down, and solve problems peacefully.

A Place of Our Own 
Child care teachers and other ECD professionals can earn training hours by viewing a DVD of the award-winning series A Place of Our Own and completing a self-study packet. 

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) 
These modules were designed based on input gathered during focus groups with program administrators, providers, early educators, and family members about training that would be most useful in addressing the social-emotional needs of young children. 

ChildSavers offers a broad range of trainings through its Child Development Services arm that are geared to help families and caregivers provide the best possible care to their children.

Community College Workforce Alliance 
The Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Development of the Virginia Department of Social Services provides classes throughout the state for child care providers. In addition to classroom-based courses, all courses for the Early Childhood and School-Age Endorsements are now available as online courses, too.

Virginia Department of Education's Training/Technical Assistance Centers (T/TAC)  
Online Training includes self-paced training to support professionals, family members and others who help children and youth with disabilities.

Virginia Department of Social Services 
Link to a comprehensive training calendar and catalog of other professional development opportunities offered all throughout the state.  Click on the Courses link to access more information.

Wingspan’s evidence-based programs and training prepare educators, parents, and other caregivers to build children's abilities to succeed in school and life.