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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 spring Kaleidoscope will be held in Glen Allen, VA. Details will be made available when a hotel contract is in place. For information about the training and registration, visit the Kaleidoscope Service Coordination Training page.


Talks on Tuesdays Webinar Series

December Talks on Tuesdays

Topic: Family-Centered Care: The Grief Continuum
Presenter: Michele Tryon, MA, BS, CCLS 
Date: December 3, 2019
Time: 12pm - 1pm (EST)

Description: Have you ever supported a family who was really struggling with their child's new diagnosis? Have you experienced the death of a child with whom you worked? Did you feel like you needed more tools or skills to support these families? Join us as we talk about the Family-Centered Care tenants that provide a foundation of support when responding to the needs of children and families experiencing grief.  Anticipatory grief, grief and loss are typical responses when faced with a new diagnosis, a life-altering change, and transition to end of life care or bereavement.  Learn what parents with lived experience have to say about their needs along the continuum and how providers can respond in ways that help families cope and hope.  


OFFICE HOURS: PD Team Staff Member is In

UPCOMING DATES: Second Thursday of the month (November 14, 2019, and December 12, 2019)
DESCRIPTION: The VEIPD team members will be launching new Office Hours to support local system managers, supervisors, and anyone who provides local staff development to brainstorm individual or group topical training including available resources and effective professional development strategies. Note: Office Hours are not formal topical discussions. Registrants must indicate their specific topic, resource or training questions when registering.
AUDIENCE: Local system managers, supervisors, mentors/trainers, faculty, anyone interested in staff development

NEW VEIPD 30-min Resource Pop-Up

Topic: Coaching during Service Coordination: 5 New Resources!
Description: Come chat with us about how you can use 5 new resources to build the capacity of service coordinators in your program to use coaching with families. We’ll highlight the following resources and talk about creative ways you can use them for staff development:

Date: Wednesday, December 11th
Times: 8:30-9:00am and 1:30-2:00pm (same pop-up, two opportunities to fit it into your schedule)
Audience: Local system managers, supervisors, mentors/trainers, faculty, anyone interested in staff development
REGISTER for the 8:30 or 1:30 session

Growing Brain Office Hours

Description: If you have previously attended a Growing Brain Training and/or the Preconference at Shining Stars on Functional Assessment, please feel free to join the Growing Brain Office Hours. This will serve as a continued effort to support you on an ongoing basis as you apply information and knowledge in the field. Please feel free to email Lisa Terry at if you have specific questions.
When: Dec 13, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Register in advance for this meeting.
(After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting).

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.

Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Institute (Birth to Five Conference)
Date: May 14-15, 2020 (1 ½ day event)
Where: Omni Charlottesville Hotel, 212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Registrer at between March 16th – April 13th, 2020

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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