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Professional Development Opportunities for Childcare Providers 

  • March 24, 2023

In any profession, continued education is crucial to keep up with industry standards, improve job performance, and increase career progression. With licensing and compliance requirements, training is necessary for childcare providers however, finding timely and relevant resources can be a challenge. Through online and in-person experiences, ECE leaders can expand their knowledge and collect continued education credits. Keep reading for accessible and quality training tools for childcare providers looking to improve professionally. 

Watch Webinars Online 

Webinars are the easiest way to learn about relevant topics quickly and easily. Many childcare companies host webinars regularly with industry experts. To learn more and get started watching, check out Hinge Early Education Advisors, Inspire Care 360, and Kangarootime. Be sure to join our mailing list to be notified of upcoming webinars. 

Connect with Local Organizations 

Chances are, there are local childcare organizations or groups you can join to connect to your community and learn together. You may have heard of these groups through word of mouth, Google, or Facebook. Your local organization might host in-person meetups, conferences, and additional networking opportunities to expand your network and professional knowledge. 

Register for a Course 

A class is a comprehensive way to dive deeper into specific topics. If you’re looking to improve as a childcare provider, classes are a great way to relevant and in-depth knowledge about any topics you might be interested in. These could include CPR and First Aid, nutrition, water safety, emergency preparedness, etc. These classes can help you towards a certificate or advanced degree, helping you grow professionally and making you more hirable. Check your local childcare regulatory agencies for more information on available, required, and accepted courses. 

Attend Conferences 

Although they are a larger investment when it comes to time and money, conferences are exceptional professional development opportunities. At a conference, you’ll meet like-minded individuals, learn from industry experts, capture early education credits, connect with new services, and more. The in-person experience of a childcare conference is far beyond what you’ll get with a webinar or local event. Consider adding these conferences to your schedule this year: Kangarootime’s Bounce Conference, AELL’s National Conference, and NAEYC’s Annual Conference. 

Kangarootime brings childcare together with all of the tools centers need to succeed. One, easy-to-use system helps ECE professionals run their business more efficiently while optimizing their classrooms, connecting with families, and empowering staff. Our passionate team of industry experts has a heart for learning and is committed to being a partner to the childcare community. We’ve been serving providers since 2015 and together, we’re advancing childcare forward. To learn more, visit kangarootime.com.

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