Professional Learning Opportunities


QSLA is excited to announce the launch of its NEW on-line learning platform, QSLA Connect! 

  • 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!

NEW Self-Paced Course!


 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. During this course, participants will:

  • Learn more about the Strengthening Families Framework and the 5 Protective Factors
  • Develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be “stress resilient”
  • Discuss strategies for cultivating families’ strengths during challenging times

This course is available in English and Spanish.

On-going Self-Paced Courses 

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.

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.


Multicultural Resources for Early Learning Programs

Supporting Diversity in Children’s Literature and Cultural Programming

Tuesday, April 13th 6-7pm


Join QSLA and our amazing new partners at LA libreria, a Los Angeles-based bookstore that specializes in Spanish children’s literature , for a discussion about the importance of including multicultural resources in early childhood education. LA libreria will :

  • Discuss their role in developing book collections in Spanish and cultural programming for community festivals and events.
  • Share other valuable resources, from within their network, that promote bilingual education and Spanish literacy. 
  • Answer your questions!

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!

Watch the recordings of our latest Lunch & Learn Webinars!

Supporting Families with Concrete Support in Challenging Times

February 2, 2021

This webinar will explore concrete supports and ways of supporting families in challenging times.

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.

There are seven modules that have been developed for TIC Training delivery to providers, plus an optional Orientation to the Bridge module.  Child care providers can receive professional development credit for attending these trainings through the ECE Workforce Registry.  The 7 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!

To Enroll:

  1. Click the “Click Here to Enroll” button below. 
  2. Once in QSLA Connect, click the blue Enroll button in the Bridge TIC Course to see upcoming module trainings. 
For More Information about the Child Care Bridge Trainings, contact: Dylan Ludwick at or at 323-248-7825.  
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! 


April 2021

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Virtual Social Emotional Development: Self
  • Dine & Discuss: Enhancing Early Literacy Through Family Engagement
  • Mejorando alfabetización temprana por medio de compromiso familiar
  • EN ESPAÑOL: Virtual The Powerful Role of Play in Education
  • Virtual Language and Literacy: Dialogic Reading
  • Virtual Language and Literacy: Alphabetic Recognition

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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