Professional Development

Self Paced Courses

QSLA Self-Paced Courses

Virtual Tools Workshop: Canva

Virtual Tools Workshop: Canva

Take this highly interactive course to learn how to use Canva, the easy-to-use online graphic design platform, for a variety of program needs!

Participants are encouraged to create a free Canva account, if not already created, prior to taking this course to be able to participate in the activities and to follow along with the course. Please log-in or create an account here: https://www.canva.com/

If you would like additional help with signing up, please use this link for guidance.

Spanish available now!

 Building Programs that Reflect Families Cultural Diversity

Building Programs that Reflect Families Cultural Diversity

Are you looking for more ways to honor & celebrate families cultural diversity? This is the course for you! This QSLA Connect course discusses why it’s important to honor families’ racial, ethnic, and cultural identities, reflect on our program’s approach to interacting with families’ cultural diversity, figure out what culturally inclusive practices our programs can take up!

Supporting Positive Behavior Part 1: Best Practices

Supporting Positive Behavior Part 1: Best Practices

91.7% strongly agree that the organization of this course helped make it easy to complete.

Created due to popular demand, this course helps you manage challenging behavior – why it happens, how to handle it, and what best practices can prevent it – all while supporting the child’s wellbeing.

Supporting Positive Behaviors Part 2: Focused Interventions & BONUS! Yoga for Kids!

Supporting Positive Behaviors Part 2: Focused Interventions & BONUS! Yoga for Kids!

100% strongly agree they would recommend this course to others they work with.

Is your program struggling to manage challenging behavior? This second webinar will delve into more focused interventions (for when general practices don’t quite cut it), how to collaborate with families around their child’s behavior, and special bonus content: yoga for kids!

Creating More Mindful Family Engagement Practices

Creating More Mindful Family Engagement Practices

“From this course, I have learned that the key to mindfulness is to relax and slow down.”

This self-guided course will explore mindfulness and the value it brings to our relationships with ourselves and the families we serve.

Creating Early Learning Spaces for All Families

Creating Early Learning Spaces for All Families

“I have learned diversity can be portrayed through the children’s toys such as multicultural play foods and dolls with different ethnicities.”

This course helps you explore best practices in creating welcoming environments for all types of families – traditional, non-traditional, and otherwise – all while working with and empowering families’ voices.

Zoom Basics - Part One

Zoom Basics - Part One

Zoom Basics – Part One is the first in a series of Self-Paced courses, meant to familiarize you with the basic functions of Zoom.

Available in English and Spanish

Zoom Basics - Part Two

Zoom Basics - Part Two

This course is for those already familiar with the basic features of Zoom and looking to learn even more!

Check out our Zoom Basics-Part One self-paced course before this workshop to prepare!

Strengthening Families During Times of Crisis

Strengthening Families During Times of Crisis

This self-paced course, based on our May 2020 Family Engagement Tip and live webinar, explores how to use the Strengthening Families framework and the 5 Protective Factors to support families during times of crisis.

Available in English and Spanish.

Hosting Virtual Events for Families

Hosting Virtual Events for Families

This course helps you explore best practices in creating welcoming environments for all types of families – traditional, non-traditional, and otherwise – all while working with and empowering families’ voices.

 Why Quality? A Closer Look at the ECE Competencies

Why Quality? A Closer Look at the ECE Competencies

QSLA’s self-paced course, Why Quality?, will help you explore and learn more about each of the twelve California ECE Competencies. Whether you are an experienced early childhood educator or new to the field, this course will provide you with valuable information to guide you on your early education journey, encourage you to reflect on your practices, and help you discover how to more effectively support children and families.

Available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

如果您想参加中文培训,请点击这里

Need Help Enrolling in our Self-Paced Courses?

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

Dual Language Learner (DLL) Self-Paced Courses

DLL Self-Paced

DLL Self-Paced

Looking for other self-paced courses? Check out these below!

Safe Spaces: Foundations of Trauma-Informed Practice for Educational and Care Settings

Safe Spaces: Foundations of Trauma-Informed Practice for Educational and Care Settings

The Office of the California Surgeon General has launched a new trauma-informed training designed to help educators, school personnel and childcare providers respond to trauma and stress in children.

Safe Spaces engages the learner with case examples, strategies, videos, and practices – each varied according to the developmental stage served. Each lesson focuses on helping the learner understand four key concepts:

  • Their role in promoting resilience and healing
  • How individuals experience stress and trauma
  • The collective conditions for health and well-being
  • The role of systems in supporting health and well-being

The training includes three learning modules for those who work with children ages 0-5, 5-11, and 12-18. All individuals who complete the training will receive a certificate of completion from the California Surgeon General. The training is free, accessible online, and available in English and Spanish.

California Early Learning Videos

California Early Learning Videos

California has a free online streaming video service for California’s educational resources on one simple platform, which was previously developed under the California Department of Education (CDE) and has now transitioned to the California Department of Social Services.

Videos include:

  • Infant Toddler Foundations
  • Preschool Foundations
  • Preschool Program Guidelines
  • New Perspectives on Infant and Toddler Learning, Development, and Care
  • Guidelines for Early Learning in Child Care Home Settings and many more
California Early Childhood Online (CECO)

California Early Childhood Online (CECO)

CECO is an online learning portal funded by the California Department of Social Services.  Modules are available in English, Spanish, and now Chinese!

Launching November 15th, Chinese CECO will have several modules available.  These professional development modules are designed for early learning and care professionals in all roles and all settings.  Modules available in Chinese include topics such as trauma informed practice, health and safety, and implicit bias.  11 月 15 日推出的中文 CECO  网站将提供多个单元。这些专业发展单元为所有职务和所有环境中的早期学习和照顾专业人员而设计。目前所提供的中文单元包括创伤知情实践、健康与安全以及隐性偏见等主题。