Professional Learning Opportunities

QSLA Connect continues to add to its on-line trainings!

  • QSLA Connect offers self-paced, online courses as well as Live, virtual webinars and trainings from QSLA staff and our amazing community partners!  
  • All content is available in English and Spanish
  • Self-paced courses provide you with greater access to high quality training content when it is most convenient for you!
  • New content will be added each month.  

Click the links below to enroll in our currently available courses!

Self-Paced Courses:
Professional Development on Your Schedule!

New Year, New Self-Paced Courses

NEW Supporting Positive Behavior Part 1: Best Practices

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. 

NEW Creating More Mindful Family Engagement Practices

This self-guided course, which is based on Quality Start LA’s January 2020 Family Engagement Tip, will explore mindfulness and the value it brings to our relationships with ourselves and the families we serve.

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 and Spanish

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

This course, which is based on June’s Family Engagement Tip, focuses on supporting early learning programs in hosting virtual events for their families.

Available in English and Spanish

 

 

QSLA Connect NEW Live Trainings!

Zoom Basics - Part Two

Wednesday, February 2nd

12:30 – 1:30 PM

Join us for this quick 1-hour webinar focused on learning about advanced features on Zoom! This webinar will sharpen your Zoom skills to help you host successful virtual meetings and events for family engagement, staff engagement and more! Participants can expect to: 

  • Learn how to share their screen
  • Learn how to record a meeting
  • Learn how to set up breakout rooms
  • Learn how to set up polls

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!


Note: This webinar is offered in Spanish, as well!  

 

Need Help Enrolling in our Live Trainings?

 New to QSLA Connect and want to Sign up:

  1. Click this link to sign up
    To access in Spanish, click on the Language button at the bottom left of the webpage.
  2. Next, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a link.  Click on link to go to the QSLA Dashboard.
  3. Click on Catalog and select your desired Instructor Led Course and click Enroll at the top right of the course page.
  4. Look for the desired session date and click Enroll (in the middle of the page)again.  You’ll receive a confirmation e-mail after you’ve successfully enrolled.

Already have a QSLA Connect account:

  1. Click the “Click Here to Enroll” button above to view the course
  2. Log in to your QSLA Connect account
  3. Click Enroll at the top right of the course page
  4. Look for the desired session date and click Enroll (in the middle of the page) again.  You’ll receive a confirmation e-mail after you’ve successfully enrolled.

On the Day of the Course:

  • When it’s the date and time for the course to begin, log in to your QSLA Connect Account,
  • Go to My Courses and Click on the course title. 
  • Click on the Zoom link for the session and get started!

Partner Training from PITC

Early Brain Development and the Importance of Social Connections

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

6:00 – 8:00PM

Facilitator: Celina Aguilar, Infant Toddler Specialist

Note: Registration will be from CA Registry and Zoom link will be provided at the time of registration

Goal of the Workshop

  • Participants of this seminar will have an opportunity to review the three types of stress and the impact on early brain development and explore strategies for providing close caring relationships. 

Who Should Attend?

  • Infant/Toddler program administrators
  • Infant care teachers working with children birth – 36 months
  • Center-based or family childcare providers
  • Family, friends, and neighbors

Watch the recordings of our latest Dine and Discuss Webinars!

Public Counsel - Creating Parent/Provider Contracts

May 11, 2021

Public Counsel, the nation’s largest pro bono law firm, is here to help you understand the basics of parent-provider contracts! Parent-Provider contracts are an essential component of any child care business.

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!

Contact Dylan Ludwick at Dylan.Ludwick@ccala.net or at 323-248-7825 for more information.  

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

Educational Equity Cafés

During this series, participants will engage in 2.5-hour courageous conversations in a “safe space.” Topics of discussion will be the realities of systemic racism, implicit bias, privilege, trauma, identities, and the links to early childhood education. Child360 facilitators will ask participants to examine the importance of critical analysis about equity and justice and the early educator’s role in creating change.  Be prepared to discuss interpersonal bias and how we as educators can create culturally relevant and equitable practices in the early childhood learning system.   

  • Module 1 (Self-paced) – Brain Development and Dual Language Learning – Open November 2021-October 2022
  • Module 2 (Self-paced) – Bilingualism and the Benefits for Young Children – Open November 2021 – October 2022

To register for any of the Child360 courses, participants will need to email learning@child360.org with Master Class in the subject line.  If you already have a Child360 Learning account, you can log in and register. 

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

QSLA and QSLA Partner Training Calendar 

Due to health and safety concerns related to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), all in-person QSLA and QSLA Partner Professional Development trainings are on-hold.

However, we are offering many on-line webinars and trainings, so make sure to check your e-mail for information about any upcoming training opportunities! 

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January 2022

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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  • TIC CORE – MODULE 6: STRENGTHENING FAMILIES
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  • TRAUMA HISTÓRICO – MÓDULO 1: COMPRENDER TRAUMA HISTÓRICO
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  • HISTORICAL TRAUMA – MODULE 1: UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL TRAUMA
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  • Inclusive ECE – An Orientation to Inclusion Works
  • HISTORICAL TRAUMA – MODULE 1: UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL TRAUMA
  • HISTORICA TRAUMA – MODULE 2: RESURFACING THE PAST – HISTORICAL TRAUMA IN THE U.S.
  • HISTORICAL TRAUMA – MODULE 1: UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL TRAUMA
  • TIC CORE – ORIENTACIÓN AL PROGRAMA BRIDGE
  • TIC CORE – ORIENTATION TO BRIDGE
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  • Science: Physical Science
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  • TIC CORE – MODULE 7: SELF-CARE FOR PROVIDERS
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  • Inclusive ECE – Supporting Inclusive Practices
  • Ampliando colaboraciones comunitarias para compromiso familiar
  • Amplifying Community Partnerships for Family Engagement/Ampliando colaboraciones comunitarias para compromiso familiar
  • TIC CORE – MÓDULO 1: CÓMO EL TRAUMA AFECTA EL DESARROLLO, PARTE 1
  • TIC CORE – MODULE 1: HOW TRAUMA IMPACTS DEVELOPMENT, PART 1
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  • TRAUMA HISTÓRICO – MÓDULO 1: COMPRENDER TRAUMA HISTÓRICO
  • Zoom Basics – Part Two
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  • HISTORICAL TRAUMA – MODULE 3: HISTORICAL TRAUMA – FROM PAST TO PRESENT
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  • Zoom básico – Segunda parte
  • Social Emotional Development: Social Interactions
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  • HISTORICAL TRAUMA – MODULE 2: RESURFACING THE PAST – HISTORICAL TRAUMA IN THE U.S.
  • TIC CORE – MÓDULO 2: CÓMO EL TRAUMA AFECTA EL DESARROLLO, PARTE 2
  • TIC CORE – MODULE 2: HOW TRAUMA IMPACTS DEVELOPMENT, PART 2
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  • TRAUMA HISTÓRICO – MÓDULO 2: RESURGIENDO EL PASADO – TRAUMA HISTÓRICO EN LOS EE.UU.
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  • Desarrollo Socio-Emocional: Ser
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How to Register for Trainings 

  • To attend any of the professional development trainings above, you must have an ECE Workforce Registry ID number and register for the training through the method indicated.  If you need an ECE Workforce Registry profile, click this link

If you have questions, please contact us.  We are happy to help! 

 

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