Professional Development Online Training Centerthread partners with Smart Horizons to provide innovative, cost-effective training for early educators through self-paced, online modules.

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http://www.smarthorizons.org/landing/thra/
Better Kid CareBetter 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 a quick introduction video here.
https://extension.psu.edu/programs/betterkidcare/on-demand
SafeGard Classes OnlineSafeGard Classes Online offers a wide range of high-quality classes for the working professional, from childcare to healthcare.https://sgclassesonline.com/
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. More than 100 English and Spanish child care training courses are available online to meet licensing, recognition program, and Early Head Start/ Head Start requirements.http://www.cceionline.edu/
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.http://www.teachingstrategies.com/
University of AlaskaThe University of Alaska offers many opportunities for professional development, including distance learning, in the field of early childhood education. Campuses are located throughout the state including: Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks, Glennallen, Kenai, Kodiak and Valdez.http://www.alaska.edu/
ZERO TO THREEZERO 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.https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/for-professionals
Resource for Asynchronous Training– Learn & Grow 101
– Early Learning Guidelines (ELG)
– Core Knowledge Competencies (AK ECCKC)
https://www.threadalaska.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Accessing-Learn-Grow-101-Online-Training.pdf

Other Training Resources

Please note that thread does not conduct or manage the following outside professional development resources.