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Welcome to the Training Calendar! Here you will find information and links to professional development opportunities offered by the VEIPD Center as well as those offered by other organizations within and outside of Virginia. Professional development activities listed here include workshops, conferences, webinars, online courses, and other events.

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Upcoming Events

VEIPD Events

How Do You Do It? Juggling and Overcoming Service Coordination Challenges
National Service Coordination Training Workgroup

Facilitated by: Dana Childress and Maria Kastanis
Date and Time: October 17, 2018 1:00-2:15pm

Target Audience: New and experienced Service Coordinators & those who prepare/support them

Join us for an engaging discussion about what you love about service coordination and what you find challenging. We will discuss challenges related to juggling the workload and coordinating and collaborating with team members. We will use scenarios to frame our conversation and discuss other challenges mentioned by participants during the webinar. Participants and facilitators will share strategies for overcoming all of these challenges so that you leave the webinar energized with new ideas! This webinar is a collaborative effort of the National Service Coordination Workgroup, which is a workgroup under the Early Intervention-Early Childhood Professional Development Community of Practice.

REGISTER TODAY! (external website, new window)


Kaleidoscope Service Coordination Training

Kaleidoscope, New Perspectives in Service Coordination is an introductory level training program for new early intervention (EI) service coordinators. The training program includes completion of three components:

  • The Many Facets of Service Coordination online module
  • Kaleidoscope Training – one face-to-face training day
  • Kaleidoscope Community of Practice – four monthly web-based meetings with the cohort who attended the training day to support implementation of the concepts learned from the module and training

Learn more about this training program.

Upcoming Kaleidoscope Trainings

Check back for future Kaleidoscope dates.


Talks on Tuesdays Webinar Series

November & December Talks on Tuesdays Webinar

Title: THE DECISION TREE: A Tool for Teaming and Family Engagement - PARTS I & II
Presenters: Kyla Patterson and Lisa Terry
Date: November 6, 2018
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m. EST

Description: In Virginia, assessment teams are required to use the Decision Tree at entry, annual IFSP and exit to determine the child outcome summary statement that represents a child's functioning in each of the child outcome areas. Are you wondering how the decision tree can help your team? Join us for this 2-part interactive webinar series to get answers.

Part 1 (November) of the series will encourage participants to consider how the Decision Tree can support a consistent thinking, discussion and decision-making process for comparing a child's functioning in the three outcome areas to that of same age peers. Teaming and family engagement in that process will be emphasized with concrete, practical examples based on one local system's use of the decision tree to improve these aspects of their team assessment and child outcome summary processes.

Part 2 (December) of the series will give participants the opportunity to increase their skills and confidence in using the Decision Tree through scenario-based practice with the Decision Tree and discussion around common questions associated with the use of it.

NOTE: If you register for the November Talks on Tuesdays webinar, you are automatically registered for December. 


Other Events


Please note that any shared professional development activity requires each practitioner to ascertain relevance to his/her work. No endorsement of any activity not offered through the state Part C early intervention office should be assumed.

Division of Early Childhood (DEC) Conference
October 23rd - 26th

NAEYC Annual Conference
November 14-17, 2018

Home Visiting Conference: Putting the Pieces Together
December 10, 2018
Richmond, VA

Creating Connections to Shining Stars
July 17-19, 2019
Roanoke, VA
Registration available 2/1/19


Be sure to visit the TIPS (Training Information for Provider Success) Calendar to search for early childhood professional development opportunities in Virginia and Washington D.C.

Online Learning Opportunities


For additional opportunities on specific early intervention topics, visit the Early Intervention Topics and Trends pages.

Building the Legacy for our Youngest Children with Disabilities: A Training Curriculum on IDEA 2004’s Part C  (external website) 
NICHCY Center for Parent Information and Resources

Center for Early Education and Development (CEED) (external website)
University of Minnesota
CEED offers a variety of online courses for continuing education and academic credit. Online course topics include mental health, movement, prematurity, relationship-based teaching, and working with parents.

DEC Learning Decks (external website)
Division for Early Childhood (DEC)
Learning decks are professional development webinars for those who work with, or on behalf of, young children with special needs. Members of DEC and nonmembers can access learning decks for a fee.

Early Childhood Investigations – Webinars (external website)
Engagement Strategies, LLC
Visit this site for free online professional development that explores critical topics and  offers new ideas and insights to early childhood education professionals.

Early Impact Virginia (external website)
Visit this site for classroom and online professional development opportunities for Virginia home visitors.

Professional-Development-to-Go (external website)
Head Start
Visit this site for ready-to-use professional development resources related to program management, early childhood education, domains of early learning, family and community partnerships, and health.

RPMs-Early Childhood Recommended Practices Modules (external website)
Early Childhood Recommended Practice Modules are developed for early care and education, early intervention, and early childhood special education faculty and professional development providers to use within their coursework and trainings. These modules are designed to support the implementation of the Division of Early Childhood Recommended Practices.  Specifically, there are modules to support the use of all 8 of the DEC Recommended Practice topic areas.

The Virtual Lab School (external website)
The Virtual Lab School is a professional development and resource system created by experts at Ohio State University, intending to address a critical need for an easy to navigate online system that empowers professionals to build their knowledge and skills around research-based practices in child development! Infant, toddler, preschool, and coach materials!

Consider also checking out online universities that offer asynchronous (learning on your own time),  synchronous (learning with a group at designated times) or a combination of course work. Options may include: 
Walden University, University of Phoenix, and Capella University.

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