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Welcome to the Training Calendar! Here you will find information and links to professional development opportunities offered by the VEIPD Center as well as those offered by other organizations within and outside of Virginia. Professional development activities listed here include workshops, conferences, webinars, online courses, and other events.

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Upcoming Events

VEIPD Events

Kaleidoscope Service Coordination Training

Kaleidoscope, New Perspectives in Service Coordination is an introductory level training program for new early intervention (EI) service coordinators. The training program includes completion of three components:

  • The Many Facets of Service Coordination online module
  • Kaleidoscope Training – one face-to-face training day
  • Kaleidoscope Community of Practice – four monthly web-based meetings with the cohort who attended the training day to support implementation of the concepts learned from the module and training

Learn more about this training program.

Upcoming Kaleidoscope Trainings

The next Kaleidoscope training will be held April 30th. More information will be available when registration is live.


Talks on Tuesdays Webinar Series

April Talks on Tuesdays Webinar

Title: We Are All In This Together: Sharing Difficult Information With Families In Early Intervention - Part I
Date: April 2, 2019
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m. EST

Description: Please join us for an interactive discussion on when, how, and why to have challenging conversations with the parents/caregivers with whom we work. Have you ever been at the end of an assessment and thought, "I'm so anxious to tell the parents the results (or age levels) of the might break their heart." Well if you have, you are not alone!! We all grapple with the challenge of sharing difficult information. We will discuss brain research behind the way we, as adults, manage difficult information. We will also discuss practical strategies for navigating stress (yours and the parent’s), the need for the parent to have all the information, and the need to maintain a healthy relationship.    

NOTE: You will automatically be registered for the May 7, 2019 Talks on Tuesdays webinar when registering for April.


Other Events


Please note that any shared professional development activity requires each practitioner to ascertain relevance to his/her work. No endorsement of any activity not offered through the state Part C early intervention office should be assumed.

Helping Families Meet Resource Needs and Achieve Self-Sufficiency
DEC Early Intervention Community of Practice Webinar
Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 3:00 - 4:00 PM EST

Description: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” (translation from Chinese philosopher Lao Tze).

Early Interventionists and other home visitors who work with families with young children often support families with resource needs. We produce lists of resources or information, make referrals for families, and even bring resources or materials to the family. We are trying to help, but these practices do not necessarily assist the family with build the capacity to meet their ongoing resource needs or future needs that arise. Learn the five-step process for providing better family support so that families meet their immediate needs and learn how to “fish” now and in the future.

For more info and to register, visit the DEC EI CoP webpage.

Service Coordination Matters – A Web Conversation to Recognize What You Bring to the EI Team
Service Coordination Community of Practice Web Conversation
Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST

Description: Join this first SC CoP web conversation to network with service coordinators from across the nation and reflect on the expertise and value you bring to your early intervention teams. We will connect service coordination to the DEC Recommended Practices and discuss how you implement these practices in your work with families and other team members. We’ll also discuss the new SC CoP and invite your great ideas for future activities and how the SC CoP can support you!

For more info and to register, visit the DEC SC CoP webpage.

Creating Connections to Shining Stars
July 17-19, 2019
Roanoke, VA
Registration available 2/1/19

UVA Project ECHO Teleconference Series on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
Register today!


Be sure to visit the TIPS (Training Information for Provider Success) Calendar to search for early childhood professional development opportunities in Virginia and Washington D.C.

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.

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)
Head Start
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.

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.

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.

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