IEPD Trainings

 FY18 Planning is taking place! Please make sure to check your
EPS Region’s website (listed on our main page) for information.
As planning dates are confirmed, we will list them below.  

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Region 2

Region 3

Region 5

Region 6




IEPD is pleased to be offering the following new courses

New 2 hour Workshop Series.  Appropriate for Parents, Guardians and New Educators
Your Child is Communicating
Letting your Child Express Him/ Herself while Building Self-Esteem
Healthy Kids!
My Child is Growing and Learning!

Developmentally Appropriate Planning/Activities for Children Birth to Five (5 hours, .5 CEU) Every child needs positive early learning experiences that foster his/her intellectual as well as social and emotional development (Zero to Three, 2014).  During the early years of a child’s life, experiences and interactions form either a strong or weak foundation for a child’s development and future success in school and in life. Early childhood programs can help children form a strong foundation by providing individualized, responsive and stimulating developmentally appropriate experiences that occur throughout the day.  In this session, participants will revisit development of children birth through age 5 and explore providing sensory and child-directed learning experiences based upon each child’s interests and needs.

Leading with Vision – Distance Learning (.5 CEU)  Articulating a vision for one’s work is the first step in the process of focused leadership.  This process includes engaging in ongoing critical self-reflection, assessing one’s vision in relation to practice, including staff and families, and designing a process to achieve the vision.  To work towards a vision, leaders must consider the dimensions involved which include; recognizing differences and supporting diversity in communication, interaction styles, and expectations.  The path to attaining a vision for one’s work is an ongoing process involving internal and external steps.  This training will assist leaders in defining, critiquing, and moving toward their vision for their work with children and families.

Using Visual Aids with Young Children (5 hours, .5 CEU):  Visuals aids (or pictures) are a useful tool for helping all children, but are especially valuable for children who have challenges with listening and attending, processing sequenced information, transitioning through daily routines, or children with challenging behavior.  Participants will learn why visual aids benefit learning, and will explore the many possible application for visual aids in an early education and care program.

Designing Professional Development Opportunities for Early Childhood & Out of School Time Educators (5 hours, .5 CEU):  Professional development should be engaging and effective. By laying the important groundwork for this type of professional development, we will have more competent educators, resulting in better outcomes for all young children.  This involves considering the following; who, what, when, where and how of high -quality professional development.  In this training, we will lay this groundwork by reviewing adult learning principles and the design and implementation of professional development opportunities for early childhood and out of school time educators. Information will be provided regarding applying for continuing education units and training credits.

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The Institute for Education and Professional Development is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU