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. NAEYC's professional development is aligned and grounded in NAEYC's standards and delivered in innovative ways. For information on how NAEYC defines early childhood professional development across training, technical assistance, and adult education, view our PD glossaries.
NAEYC offers a variety of learning opportunities designed for early childhood professionals. Choose from:
- Face-to-face training
- Technology-based learning
- Accreditation training
- Annual Conference and Institute
For assistance, please contact Professional Development Solutions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAEYC’s professional development team offers contextualization and customization of NAEYC’s domestic work for international audiences. Professional development programs addressing developmentally appropriate practice, program administration, and other topics are provided via face-to-face training, digital platforms, and blended learning programs. For more information about how NAEYC’s international department can support your professional development efforts, please contact email@example.com
Note about continuing education units (CEUs)
From 7/1/2010 to 6/30/2015, NAEYC was accredited as an Authorized Provider of continuing education units (CEUs) by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). To access documentation of your CEUs earned, visit the My Courses page of your Online Learning Center account. If you need additional assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.