Professional Learning Opportunities

NEW!

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.

NEW:  QSLA Connect LIVE

Welcoming Families with a Trauma Informed Approach

Tuesday, June 8th 

6-7:30pm

 
Presented in partnership with: 

 

Join us for our next Dine and Discuss QSLA Family Engagement Webinar with the Child Care Bridge Program as our featured guest speakers! This webinar, based on Quality Start LA’s latest Family Engagement Tip, will focus on trauma, trauma-informed care, and how we can support families while managing the effects of our own trauma.

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

  • Define trauma, trauma-informed care, and re-traumatization
  • Identify ways early care educators and programs can support families in a trauma-informed way during and post COVID-19
  • Discuss second-hand trauma and how early educators can use self-care techniques to manage its effects.

Guest presenters:

Dr. Jessica Reynaga, Ed.D, MSW

Associate Director, TIC Bridge &

Neva Wallach, MSW

Training Coordinator, TIC Bridge

 STEM Activities for Early Learning 

 

Tuesday, June 15th

6-7pm

 
Presented in partnership with:

Join QSLA and staff from the USC Dornsife Joint Educational Project (JEP) for an exciting, hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) professional learning event! JEP’s STEM Education Programs bring hands-on and inquiry-based STEM experiences to students around LA County.

In this interactive session, early educators will learn about the importance of inquiry-based STEM education for preschoolers by exploring bird nesting as a way to teach the engineering design process.

During this training, participants will learn:

  • The importance of STEM education for an early age group
  • The engineering design process and apply it in a bird nest context 
  • How to create and apply inquiry-based STEM activities in early learning programs

Guest Presenters:

  • Dr. Dieuwertje (DJ) Kast:  Director of STEM Education Programs for the University of Southern California’s (USC) Joint Educational Project.
  • Jasmin Sanchez
  • Yvonne Hernandez-Guerra

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

NEW!

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 Dylan.Ludwick@ccala.net 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! 

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June 2021

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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  • Module Bridge: Orientation to the Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children – Español
  • Family Child Care at its Best – Part 2
  • Module 1 2.0: How Trauma Impacts Development Part 1 – Español
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  • Welcoming Families with a Trauma-Informed Approach
  • Module 4 2.0: Responding to Childhood Trauma, Part 1 – Español
  • Module 6 2.0: Strengthening Families – Español
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  • Dando la bienvenida a familias de manera informada sobre trauma
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  • Module 2 2.0: How Trauma Impacts Development Part 2 – Español
  • Module 3 2.0: Identifying Childhood Trauma – Español
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  • STEM Activities for Early Learning
  • Module 4 2.0: Responding to Childhood Trauma, Part 1 – English
  • Module 7 2.0: Self-Care for Providers – English
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  • Module 6 2.0: Strengthening Families – Español
  • Module 6 2.0: Strengthening Families – English
  • Actividades STEM para el aprendizaje temprano
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  • Module 4 2.0: Responding to Childhood Trauma Part 1 – Español
  • Module 5 2.0: Responding to Childhood Trauma Part 2 – Español
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  • Module 6 2.0: Strengthening Families – Español
  • Module 7 2.0: Self-Care for Providers – Español
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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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