Online Learning Opportunities
For additional opportunities on specific early intervention topics, visit the Early Intervention Topics and Trends pages.
Building the Legacy for our Youngest Children with Disabilities: A Training Curriculum on IDEA 2004’s Part C (external website)
NICHCY Center for Parent Information and Resources
Center for Early Education and Development (CEED) (external website)
University of Minnesota
CEED offers a variety of online courses for continuing education and academic credit. Online course topics include mental health, movement, prematurity, relationship-based teaching, and working with parents.
CONNECT Online Courses (external website)
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
Visit this site for modules on topics including inclusion, collaboration, family partnership, and more. CEUs are available for completing these modules.
DEC Learning Decks (external website)
Division for Early Childhood (DEC)
Learning decks are professional development webinars for those who work with, or on behalf of, young children with special needs. Members of DEC and nonmembers can access learning decks for a fee.
Early Childhood Investigations – Webinars (external website)
Engagement Strategies, LLC
Visit this site for free online professional development that explores critical topics and offers new ideas and insights to early childhood education professionals.
Early Impact Virginia (external website)
Visit this site for classroom and online professional development opportunities for Virginia home visitors.
Professional-Development-to-Go (external website)
Visit this site for ready-to-use professional development resources related to program management, early childhood education, domains of early learning, family and community partnerships, and health.
NEW!!! – RPMs-Early Childhood Recommended Practices Modules (external website)
Early Childhood Recommended Practice Modules are developed for early care and education, early intervention, and early childhood special education faculty and professional development providers to use within their coursework and trainings. These modules are designed to support the implementation of the Division of Early Childhood Recommended Practices. Specifically, there are modules to support the use of all 8 of the DEC Recommended Practice topic areas.
Square One (external website)
A Division of the VA Business Coalition on Health (VBCH)
Square One provides professional development training to those who work with children ages 0-8 and their families. Visit this site for free online courses and audio/web conferences.
NEW!!! – The Virtual Lab School (external website)
The Virtual Lab School is a professional development and resource system created by experts at Ohio State University, intending to address a critical need for an easy to navigate online system that empowers professionals to build their knowledge and skills around research-based practices in child development! Infant, toddler, preschool, and coach materials!
Consider also checking out online universities that offer asynchronous (learning on your own time), synchronous (learning with a group at designated times) or a combination of course work. Options may include:
Walden University, University of Phoenix, and Capella University.