Professional Development

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QSLA Professional Development Opportunities

Free CPR/First Aid/AED Training!

Saturday June 1st, 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Funded by Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA), this course covers CPR/First Aid/AED skills for adults, children, and infants & meets licensing requirements for child care professionals

Location: Connections for Children, 5901 W Century Blvd. Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA, 90016

Lunch will be provided!

This training is offered in English (June 1st) and Spanish (June 8th)

Enhancing Educator-Child Interactions

Saturday June 8th, 9:00AM - 1:00PM

QSLA invites you to discover improving your teaching methods can elevate educator-child interactions. Gain insights into impactful interactions that guide educators in refining their practices, emphasizing elements pivotal to children’s learning and development. This training will focus on strategies to support CLASS® measurements in educational settings.Join us to transform your approach to teaching!

  • Understand how educators can interact with children to best support learning.
  • Learn how to use time and materials to get the most of our every teachable moment, ensuring that children are engaged and stimulated.
  • Learn how to implement and improve techniques in providing access to high-quality education.

Location: Salvation Army the Siemon Center Central Avenue – 7651 S Central Ave, Los Angeles

Breakfast and lunch will be provided!

Please note: This is not a CLASS certification training. This training will support your teaching practices and align with CLASS domains.

This training is in English only

Live Trainings Information

Need help signing up? Have any questions?

Check out our QSLA Connect Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage for helpful information. If you have any questions or concerns about the live QSLA trainings above please contact QSLAConnect@QualityStartLA.org.

Reminders

  • Trainings are for QSLA participating programs and staff only.
  • To better support your learning and engagement, QSLA trainings are limited to participants ages 16 yrs or older due to safety and liability reasons.
  • Registration and Professional Development (PD) credit is provided through the ECE Workforce Registry within 2 weeks of the training. Don’t have an account? Create one for free HERE.
  • Training attendees will only receive credit hours upon completion of the entire training. If you cannot commit to the full duration of a scheduled training, check back for future opportunities, as we offer trainings throughout the year.
  • If you cannot attend a training for which you have already registered, please unenroll through QSLA Connect so that a waitlisted registrant may take your place.

Other Professional Development Opportunities

Trauma Informed Care Series

The Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) Training Series for Providers is a series of trainings created for the Los Angeles County Emergency Child Care Bridge Program that are available to all LA County childcare providers, including those who are not actively participating in the Bridge Program.

Child care providers can receive professional development credit for attending these trainings through the ECE Workforce Registry.  The 7 available modules include:

  • Orientation to the Emergency Child Care Bridge for Foster Children
  • Module 1 – How Trauma Impacts Development, Part 1
  • Module 2 – How Trauma Impacts Development, Part 2
  • Module 3 – Identifying Childhood Trauma
  • Module 4 – Responding to Childhood Trauma, Part 1
  • Module 5 – Responding to Childhood Trauma, Part 2
  • Module 6 – Strengthening Families
  • Module 7 – Self-Care for Providers

Available Live Bridge Trauma Informed Care modules can be accessed via QSLA Connect!

Inclusive ECE: Live and Self-Paced Trainings!

You asked for trainings on Special Needs and Inclusion and we listened! Through our partnership with LACOE, QSLA providers can now access the 14 different Inclusive ECE (IECE) self-paced modules or sign up for upcoming LIVE courses by visiting the IECE website and making an account.

*NOTE for QSLA Providers:  Please enter the phrase “QSLA Participant” in the comments/questions/special requests box when registering through LACOE’s on-line learning system.

Upcoming Trainings:

Check the LACOE website regularly for newly added trainings.

Head Start and Early Learning Division Training Calendar

July 2023 - June 2024

Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) has released their new training calendar for July 2023 – June 2024.  Click the link below to view the calendar and click the button to log in and register!

Online registration through OMS is REQUIRED to ensure access to any of the listed training events. All training and meeting events will be conducted through a distance and virtual learning platform. All registrants will receive a link via email prior to the training/meeting date.

Click Here to View the Training Calendar!

Quality Counts California

Learn more about professional learning opportunities for California’s early learning and care workforce! You can visit each of the sites listed here for a variety of professional learning opportunities. If a site requires a login, you can sign up for a free account to access. Some sites also offer resources in different languages.

Child Development Virtual Permit Training

June 13, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

The Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) is now offering virtual trainings on how to process and submit a Child Development Permit Stipend application. You can expect to review the Permit Matrix and the benefits of applying for a permit through CDTC.

Registration spaces will be limited and are first come, first served. Additional information along with the registration link will be available on the CDTC website two weeks prior to each Permit training.  

For any questions, please reach out to CDTC-Permit@yosemite.edu

Celebrate the Joy and Brilliance of Young Boys of Color

Los Angeles, CA: August 5, 8:30AM - 4:00PM

Intended For: Early childhood educators and providers looking for guidance on supporting better outcomes for young boys of color

This workshop celebrates the unique talents, strengths, and contributions of boys of color, recognizing their brilliance and resilience in the face of societal changes. Educators will learn more about creating supportive environments and empowering boys of color to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

Cost: $125 per person

PACE: Business Development Center Upcoming Events

PACE offers free and information live trainings on Marketing, Finance, Management, and more! There are various dates and times available.  Check out their calendar for more information and to register!

Beginning Together Family Child Care Trainings

These trainings, provided by WestEd, are inclusion trainings created specifically for Family Child Cares.  They are available in various languages and on various dates.  Click the link for more information and trainings dates per language!

Click the image above to download the PDF version with links to each professional development website.

QSLA and QSLA Partner Training Calendar

May 2024

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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  • TIC - Module 5: Responding to Childhood Trauma, Part 2
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  • Trauma-Informed Nonviolent Child-raising Training Part 1
  • HT - Module 1: Understanding Historical Trauma
  • HT - Module 1: Understanding Historical Trauma
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  • Module 4 - Responding to childhood trauma, Part 1
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  • Module 5 - Responding to childhood trauma, Part 2
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  • SEEDS - Part 3: Responding in Hot Moments to Infants & Toddlers
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  • Modulo 5: Respondiendo al Trauma Infantil, Parte 2
  • TIC - Module 5: Responding to Childhood Trauma, Part 2
  • TIC - Módulo 6: Fortaleciendo Familias
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  • Trauma-Informed Nonviolent Child-raising Training Part 2
  • Child Care Business Series (Session 4): Contracts & Policies for Family Child Care Providers
  • HT - Module 2: Resurfacing the Past – Historical Trauma in the U.S.
  • HT - Módulo 1: Comprender Trauma Histórico
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  • Boarding the Bus: Supporting Families in the Transition to Kindergarten
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  • SEEDS - Part 1: Recognizing Infant & Toddler Cues
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  • SEEDS - Part 4: Responding in Cool Moments to Infants and Toddlers
  • Strengthening Families Protective Factors (SFPF): Social Connections
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  • Module 6: Strengthening Families
  • TIC - Módulo 7: Cuidado Personal para los Proveedores
  • QSLA - 加強家庭簡介:關注保護因子框架
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  • Trauma-Informed Nonviolent Child-raising Training Part 3
  • Child Development Virtual Permit Training
  • HT - Module 3: Historical Trauma – From Past to Present
  • HT - Module 2: Resurfacing the Past – Historical Trauma in the U.S.
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  • Module 6 - Strengthening families
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  • Director’s Institute: Leading with Impact Part 1
  • SEEDS - Part 2: Understanding Infant & Toddler Cues
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  • Director’s Institute: Leading with Impact Part Two
  • Module 7 - Self-care for providers
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  • Trauma-Informed Nonviolent Child-raising Training Part 4
  • Modulo 6: Fortalecimiento de las Familias
  • HT - Module 4: Historical Trauma – Supporting Children and Families Today
  • HT - Módulo 2: Resurgiendo el Pasado – Trauma Histórico en los EE.UU.
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  • TIC - Orientation to the Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children
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  • Trauma-Informed Nonviolent Child-raising Training Part 5
  • TIC - Module 1: How Trauma Impacts Development, Part 1
  • SEEDS - Part 1: Recognizing Infant & Toddler Cues
  • HT - Module 3: Historical Trauma – From Past to Present
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