A well-trained and well-supported workforce is essential to the delivery of quality early learning and care opportunities for our youngest learners. Start Early’s professional development work is a critical piece of how we scale our reach and impact. By reaching and working in partnership with early childhood professionals, we can build a highly skilled workforce across our nation that delivers stronger outcomes for more children and their families.
We translate our field-tested approaches to training early childhood educators into research-validated professional development offerings. From our decades of experience supporting teachers, leaders, and home visitors across Illinois, and the nation, we have designed a portfolio of in-person and online training programs to help early childhood professionals deliver high-quality learning experiences.
We also host events and online communities, and provide toolkits and other resources for professionals to ensure anyone working in the early childhood field has access to the tools they need to support our young children and families.