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!


Why Quality? A Closer Look at the ECE Competencies

QSLA’s NEWEST 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

 

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

 

 

 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. 

This course is available in English and Spanish.

QSLA Connect Live is Back!

NEW: Family Partnerships 3:
Building Programs that Reflect Families’ Cultural Diversity

Tuesday, October 19th

6-7:30pm

Are you looking for more ways to honor & celebrate families’ cultural diversity? Join us for this month’s Dine & Discuss Webinar, based on August’s Family Engagement Tip! We will be talking about the value of honoring families’ cultural identities in our early learning programs. What can you expect to learn & discuss? 

  • Reflect on why it’s important to honor families’ racial, ethnic, and cultural identities
  • Evaluate how our programs approach families’ cultural diversity
  • Determine what culturally inclusive practices our programs can implement

Special Guest Co-Presenter: Zsata William-Spinks (FCC Owner)

 

 

 

 

NEW: Supporting Positive Behaviors Part 1: Framework & Best Practices

Wednesday October 27th

6-7:30pm

Join us for the first of this 2 part webinar series, inspired by your provider feedback! This first webinar will focus on managing challenging behavior – why it happens, how to handle it, and what best practices can prevent it.  

During this one-and a half-hour interactive webinar, participants will:

  • Understand the motivations behind children’s challenging behavior
  • Identify practices that support children before, during, and after a behavioral/emotional crisis
  • Discuss program-wide practices that support positive behavior in children     

Special Guest Speaker:  Iveth Calvo Sánchez, Emotional and Behavior Support Teacher & Yoga-for-Kids Certified Instructor, Costa Rica’s Ministry of Education

Check back soon for details about Part 2:  Focused Interventions and (BONUS) Yoga for Kids!  November 10th at 6-7pm

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

Wednesday November 10th

6-7:00pm

Join us for this 2-part webinar series, inspired by your feedback as providers!
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.
 
During this one-hour interactive webinar, participants will:
  • Identify focused interventions to support children who continue exhibiting challenging behaviors
  • Analyze how we can work with families to support positive behavior in our early learning programs and at home
  • Explore yoga practices and benefits for children

Special Guest Speaker:  Iveth Calvo Sánchez, Emotional and Behavior Support Teacher & Yoga-for-Kids Certified Instructor, Costa Rica’s Ministry of Education

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 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

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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October 2021

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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  • Virtual Mathematics: Geometry (2 Part Training)
2
  • TIC CORE – ORIENTACIÓN AL PROGRAMA BRIDGE
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4
5
  • TIC CORE – ORIENTATION TO BRIDGE
  • TIC CORE – MODULE 3: IDENTIFYING CHILDHOOD TRAUMA
6
  • Inclusive ECE: Universal Design for Learning
  • TRAUMA HISTÓRICO – MÓDULO 1: COMPRENDER TRAUMA HISTÓRICO
7
  • TIC CORE – MODULE 1: HOW TRAUMA IMPACTS DEVELOPMENT, PART 1
  • Supporting Positive Behaviors Part 1: Framework & Best Practices
  • TIC CORE: MÓDULO 4: RESPONDIENDO AL TRAUMA INFANTIL, PARTE 1
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9
  • La colaboración con las familias y la cultura en forma virtual (Taller en sábado)
10
11
  • TIC CORE – MÓDULO 1: CÓMO EL TRAUMA AFECTA EL DESARROLLO, PARTE 1
12
  • Virtual Family Partnerships and Culture
  • TIC CORE – MODULE 4: RESPONDING TO CHILDHOOD TRAUMA, PART 1
  • TIC CORE – MÓDULO 6: FORTALECIMIENTO DE LAS FAMILIAS
13
  • Inclusive ECE: Health Topics: 45 Minute Training Sequence
  • HISTORICAL TRAUMA – MODULE 1: UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL TRAUMA
  • TRAUMA HISTÓRICO – MÓDULO 2: RESURGIENDO EL PASADO – TRAUMA HISTÓRICO EN LOS EE.UU.
14
  • Virtual Physical Development: Perceptual-Motor Skills and Movement
  • TIC CORE – MODULE 5: RESPONDING TO CHILDHOOD TRAUMA, PART 2
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  • TIC CORE – MODULE 1: HOW TRAUMA IMPACTS DEVELOPMENT, PART 1
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  • Virtual Science: Life Science
  • Family Partnerships III: Building Programs that Reflect Families’ Cultural Diversity
  • TIC CORE – MODULE 5: RESPONDING TO CHILDHOOD TRAUMA, PART 2
  • TIC CORE – MÓDULO 7: CUIDADO PERSONAL PARA PROVEEDORES
20
  • Inclusive ECE: Strengthening Families
  • Colaborando con familias Parte 3: Desarrollando programas que reflejen la diversidad cultural de familias
  • HISTORICA TRAUMA – MODULE 2: RESURFACING THE PAST – HISTORICAL TRAUMA IN THE U.S.
  • TRAUMA HISTÓRICO – MÓDULO 3: TRAUMA HISTÓRICO – DEL PASADO AL PRESENTE
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  • TIC CORE – MODULE 2: HOW TRAUMA IMPACTS DEVELOPMENT, PART 2
  • TIC CORE – MODULE 2: HOW TRAUMA IMPACTS DEVELOPMENT, PART 2
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23
  • TIC CORE – ORIENTATION TO BRIDGE
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25
  • HISTORICAL TRAUMA – MODULE 1: UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL TRAUMA
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  • Apoyando comportamientos positivos Parte 1: Marco y buenas prácticas
  • TIC CORE – MODULE 6: STRENGTHENING FAMILIES
27
  • HISTORICAL TRAUMA – MODULE 3: HISTORICAL TRAUMA – FROM PAST TO PRESENT
  • Supporting Positive Behaviors Part 1: Framework & Best Practices
  • TIC CORE – MÓDULO 2: CÓMO EL TRAUMA AFECTA EL DESARROLLO, PARTE 2
  • TRAUMA HISTÓRICO – MÓDULO 1: COMPRENDER TRAUMA HISTÓRICO
  • TRAUMA HISTÓRICO – MÓDULO 4: TRAUMA HISTÓRICO – APOYANDO A LOS NIÑOS Y FAMILIAS DE HOY
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  • TIC CORE – MÓDULO 5: RESPONDIENDO AL TRAUMA INFANTIL, PARTE 2
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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!