Professional Development Academy

PD Academy platform is for Everyone! NAFCC members and Non-members can engage in trainings on our e-learning platform.

Cerebritos matematicos: Desarrollando el cerebro de los niños a través los libros ilustrados (Intermedia / Avanzada) Español CEU-NAFCC ACCREDITATION APPROVED TRAINING

Includes a Live Web Event on 05/28/2024 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

Únase a nosotros en un taller revelador que explora la importancia crítica de la exposición temprana a las matemáticas y su impacto en el desarrollo del cerebro en los niños pequeños. A través de esta interesante sesión, los participantes obtendrán una comprensión integral de la cognición numérica y su papel en la configuración del éxito académico futuro.

Using AI to Grow Your Business (Beginners) CEU Approved for Accreditation

Includes a Live Web Event on 06/04/2024 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

This program equips childcare business owners with essential skills to leverage ChatGPT effectively. From creating enrollment-centered marketing to mastering step-by-steps guidance that will boost enrollment seamlessly. The training is designed for simplicity on a beginner’s level of understanding AI technology, ensuring even non-tech-savvy providers can confidently integrate ChatGPT into their marketing strategy.

Math Brains: Developing Children’s Brains through Picture Books (Intermediate/Advanced) CEU-NAFCC ACCREDITATION APPROVED TRAINING

Includes a Live Web Event on 06/11/2024 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

Join us for an insightful workshop that explores the critical importance of early exposure to mathematics and its impact on brain development in young children. Through this engaging session, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of numerical cognition and its role in shaping future academic success.

Desarrollando el cerebro de los niños a través los libros ilustrados (Intermedia) Español CEU-NAFCC ACCREDITATION APPROVED TRAINING

Includes a Live Web Event on 06/18/2024 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

Este taller está diseñado para educadores de cuidado infantil familiar y educadores de la primera infancia interesados en fomentar el desarrollo de la alfabetización y el interés de los niños en la lectura temprana. Los participantes aprenderán sobre los fundamentos del desarrollo del cerebro y su relación con la lectura de libros. También explorarán el poder del uso de libros ilustrados no comerciales y estrategias de lectura dialógica para crear experiencias de lectura compartidas enriquecedoras.

Annual Conference

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In St. Louis
July 24 – July 27, 2024

Leaders Shaping Leaders – Professional Leadership Fellowship

The Academy is a dynamic In-Person & Virtual Learning series that includes 30 sessions of interactive education and networking. 15 NAFCC Association leaders & 15 emerging leaders will participate in a year-long professional development of FCC specific leadership building and knowledge transfer in the four pillars listed. It is a curriculum strategically designed to strengthen institutional knowledge of FCC professionals and develop an appreciation for the importance of networking and strong connections in the setting.

Professional Development Department. Have Questions?

NAFCC is proud to announce the development of our very own Professional Development Academy! Leaders Shaping Leaders is our first component of the PD Academy and what sparked NAFCC to take a deeper dive into providing an extensive Professional Development platform.

We are re-imagining what training will look like for all FCC practitioners. This is something that is being developed from the ground up. We want to make sure that all the trainings we are offering are culturally diverse, inclusive, and intentional. Whether they are being offered via workshops-In person, webinars, or virtually. Stay tune for the first phase Soft-Launch in late Fall of 2022!