Automatically Accepted SEED-Approved Training

The below trainings will automatically be accepted as Alaska SEED-approved. This means that Alaska SEED Registry members who are issued transcripts, certificates for training hours and/or continuing education credits (CEUs) from any of these approved training organizations will be eligible to advance on the Alaska SEED Career Ladder.

This list does not supersede the existing Alaska SEED Training Approval System process for what is deemed as traditional child care training in Alaska (i.e., thread training and other offerings in-state).

Trainings that do not appear on this list must be approved through the Alaska SEED Training Approval System to receive an official letter and/or code to be valid for advancement on the Alaska SEED Career Ladder.


Automatically Accepted Training, Seminars and Conferences

Accredited Universities or CollegesCredit-bearing coursework taken from accredited colleges or universities that are early childhood, school-age, or Alaska SEED-related field coursework
CPR and First Aid Training
Agencies/organizations licensed or certified by the American Red Cross, American Heart Association or American Safety and Health Institute (et. al)
Alaska Crossing Wilderness Course, Emergency Care & Safety Institute, Medic First Aid, EMS Safety Services, Environmental Management, Inc., Health Safety Institute, Interior Region EMS Council, Hero for Life, National Safety Council, Respond Systems, Sitka Fire Department, SE Regional EMS Council, Southern Region EMS Council, Team One
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)• Annual Conference
• Professional Learning Institute
• Policy Institute
• Any regional AEYC events outside of Alaska*

*All regional AEYC events offered in Alaska must be approved through the Alaska SEED Conference and Event Training Approval process.
Child Care Aware of America• Annual Leadership Institute
• Biennial Symposium
National Head Start Association (NHSA)• National Head Start Annual Conference
• Manager & Director Academy
• Early Childhood Innovation Summit
• Parent and Family Engagement Conference
• Fall & Winter Leadership Institute
• New Education Manager’s Orientation
• Review of OMB Circulars and Head Start Issues
National Indian Head Start Director’s Association (NIHSDA)• Annual Management Training Conference
Office of Head Start (OHS)• Any Regional Conference held outside of Alaska*
• Leadership Academy
• Annual Head Start Conference
• National Institute
• Head Start Association Conference
• Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) Training held outside of Alaska*

*All regional/in-State T/TA training events, institutes, conferences offered in Alaska must be approved through the Alaska SEED Conference and Event Training Approval process.
Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center (ECLKC)/Office of Head Start (OHS)/Administration for Children & Families (ACF)• ECLKC Professional Development Modules
• Early Educator Central (all Learning Platforms)
National Workforce Registry Alliance (NWRA) Training Organization Recognition (TOR)All training facilitated by training organizations approved through the NWRA’s Training Organization Recognition approval
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention• e-Learning training modules
ZERO TO THREE• Annual Conference
• Online Training
Updated 7/12/23
This list may be updated periodically.

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