Professional development is a continuum of learning and support activities designed to prepare individuals for work with and on behalf of young children and their families, as well as ongoing experiences to enhance this work. These opportunities lead to improvements in the knowledge, skills, practices, and dispositions of early childhood professionals. OKAEYC’s professional development is aligned and grounded in NAEYC’s and SECA’s standards and delivered in innovative ways.
OKAEYC defines early childhood professional development across training, technical assistance, and adult education as essential. To meet that end we have developed professional development opportunities that meet the individual needs of learners, varying interests of diverse professionals, and multiple modalities to engage with evidence-based content.
OKAEYC offers a variety of learning opportunities designed for early care and education professionals. Learners can choose from:
- Continuing Education Units
- Accreditation and Facilitation Trainings
- Annual Conference
- Professional Development Courses