Early Childhood Professional Development


Teams of early educators, doctors, researchers, and parents use the latest greatest science to improve every day care for kids birth to 5.

Check out our full suite of research-based training, technical assistance, and tools for early childhood education and child care providers. All trainings are TAPP-accredited.

projectplayBiting? Hitting? Excessive crying? PLAY’s  early childhood mental health consultation will troubleshoot. Our consultants equip child care staff with evidence-based strategies to deal with challenging behaviors.


crg_REACH logoYOU’RE SO FAR AWAY? We come to you!  Training and coaching to manage challenging behaviors and promote social-emotional health. Targeted to programs with limited access to state professional development resources. 


crg_familymaplogo Instruments and training to guide you through face-to-face interviews with families. We’ll help you determine PROTECTIVE/RISK factors, target resources, and document services.  Prenatal to 5 years. Used by Head Starts, preschools, and home visiting programs.


crg_tipslogoConnecting with parents has never been easier!  TIPS increases parent involvement and enhances education for families raising kids 0-5.   Using best practice info, TIPS partners with parents to provide “what they want to know, when they want to know it”. Also features Naptime Academy.  FREE ONLINE professional development for your staff!


Family child care provider training and tools to support children’s social-emotional development.

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Windy web bannerFruit and vegetable experiences for children. Monthly delivery of a target food and weekly activities that let kids experience food with all 5 senses. Extension activities provided for home. Updates, recipes and tips posted to a classroom Facebook page.


A researched-based, cost-effective strategy to increase FAMILY STABILITY, enhance child development, and reduce child abuse and neglect. Learn about the framework and its strategies. Then,  share ideas and create action plans. 

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