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Build your business

Child care programs are businesses — and we want to help yours succeed.

Find learning opportunities about child care marketing, business essentials, and more. The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) offers comprehensive services to help home- and center-based providers launch, sustain, and grow their businesses. Check out WBDC’s calendar of classes.

Learn how technology can improve your program. Access professional learning to help you use technology to run an effective and efficient business. Explore the GEER Online Learning Hub.

Support social emotional development

Deepen your understanding of how children learn and grow — and learn practical approaches you can apply right now in your classroom

Learn how to implement the Pyramid Model in your classroom. This framework will help you develop supportive, nurturing environments. The self-paced classes take about 18 hours to complete. Watch the training on evidence-based practices.

Health and safety

Get certified in First Aid, CPR, Medication Administration, and more.

Take in-person or virtual courses from 211 Child Care. They include Pediatric First Aid CPR AED, Medication Administration (with Anaphylaxis and Emergency Medication), and an EpiPen Refresher courses. Check out 211 Child Care’s courses.

Find health and safety trainings from the ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI). The OEC Registry hosts essential online trainings from CCEI for providers associated with an early education program. Log into the Registry and select “Online Trainings” from the left column to explore them. 

 Standards, curriculum, and assessment

Explore key topics in early childhood education, including curriculum, standards, data usage, and family engagement. You can sign up for these learning opportunities on ProTraxx — along with courses on other topics. Don’t have a ProTraxx account? Check out our ProTraxx registration instructions.

Meaningful Curriculum: What is it? Why does it matter? Learn about the key components of a meaningful curriculum and how it compares with current approaches.

Using CT ELDS in the Cycle of Intentional Teaching: Introduction. Understand the Connecticut Early Learning Development Standards (CT ELDS), their guiding principles, and how they relate to curriculum planning.

Using CT DOTS in the Cycle of Intentional Teaching: Introduction. Get familiar with the Connecticut Documentation & Observation for Teaching System (CT DOTS) and its role in the classroom.

Supporting diverse learners. Gain insights into supporting diverse learners through an equity lens.

Looking for something else related to standards, curriculum, and assessment? Review a list of upcoming opportunities.

Last updated January 22, 2024