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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

Using Adult Learning Strategies to Support Caregivers during EI Visits

FACILITATOR: Dana Childress, Ph.D.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: EI practitioners who are currently working with families
WHEN: Tuesdays (May 21st - June 25th, 2019) from 3:30-5:00pm
HOW: Participants will meet weekly for 1.5 hours online and by phone.
PD HOURS: Successful completion of this course will result in a certificate for 12 hours.
REGISTRATION: Email Dana Childress to register or request more information. REGISTRATION IS FULL

Description: Join us for this 6-week online training course to build your knowledge of adult learning principles and how to apply them in your work with families. Training sessions will include interactive webinars and support sessions designed for you to share your successes and challenges with applying what you learn while receiving support from the trainer and your colleagues. You'll apply what you learn in your visits with families and receive support and feedback during the course on your use of EI adult learning practices. This course will deepen your knowledge and strengthen your practices for supporting caregivers during visits.

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 this fall in the Valley region. More information will be available when registration is live.


Talks on Tuesdays Webinar Series

June Talks on Tuesdays Webinar

Title: Neurotypical Brain Development: "How Different Is It from Autism, ADHD, Language Delay, etc.?"
Date: June 4, 2019
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m. EST

Description: What is the typical developmental of the human brain like and how does that differ in children subsequently diagnosed with autism.  Can understanding this development better provide us with clues into strategies that we can provide to support families of  children with autism and possibly improve the overall developmental trajectory.


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.

Understanding Audiologic Assessment, Amplification, and Rehabilitation in Infants and Young Children
VSDB Outreach
Daniel Shearer, Au.D.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This webinar will review the basics of pediatric audiology in a manner friendly to parents, educators, and developmental specialists, beginning with the anatomy of the ear and continuing through the methods of screening and assessment for young children. Finally, current options in pediatric rehabilitation and amplification will be discussed. Time will be given to cover attendee questions.

Registration and Presenter Information

Embedded Learning Opportunities within Everyday Activities and Routines
VA DEC Webinar
Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

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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