Other Training Resources

Resources for Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Resource for early childhood and school-age workforce as an ongoing process of developing, maintaining and documenting your professional
skills. These skills may be gained formally, through courses or training, or informally, on the job or by watching others.

Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Training

This training series is for anyone who works with children and families, including parents, practitioners and supervisors. There are seven
courses, each about two hours in length. At several points in the training, participants have the option to select material that relates
to specific areas of work such as early care and education, child welfare or family support.

Professional Development Online Training Center

thread partners with Smart Horizons to provide innovative, cost-effective training for early childhood educators through
self-paced, online modules.

Better Kid Care

Better Kid Care’s On Demand Distance Education system provides low-cost, self-paced child care training, approved for professional development
credit in Alaska. There is a $5 fee per lesson to receive professional development hours.

Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns

An estimated 1 in 6 children has some type of developmental disability. This FREE, 1-hour online continuing education course helps you
better understand the role you can play in helping children with developmental delays get the early help they need to reach their full

SafeGard Classes Online

SafeGard Classes Online offers a wide range of high-quality classes for the working professional, from childcare to healthcare.

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI)

ChildCare Education Institute provides high-quality, distance education certificates and child care training programs in an array of child
care settings. Over 100 English and Spanish child care training courses are available online to meet licensing, recognition program,
and Head Start Requirements.

Teaching Strategies, Inc.

Teaching Strategies, Inc. offers innovative, effective curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources
to programs serving children from birth through third grade.


ZERO TO THREE is the premier national resource for information and research on infants and toddlers. ZERO TO THREE offers customized education
to meet your needs.