Continuing Education & Trainings

Early Childhood Investigations

Early Childhood Investigations offers free webinars to early childhood educators. The series is produced by Engagement Strategies, LLC., and presented by leading authors, experts, and leaders.

Child Care Exchange Magazine

Magazine for early childhood professionals, both in print and with free online articles

Child Care Lounge

Numerous resources including online training, articles, free printable letters and forms, Family Daycare Mentor Project, Literacy Center and Book Nook, event calendar, message board and chat, free weekly e-newsletter.

Virginia Department of Social Services 

Tuition assistance program offering current and future child care providers a foundation in the care and development of children through attendance at Virginia institutions of higher learning.

Square One
Square One serves as a regional public-private partnership on school readiness in the southeastern region of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Supporting Child Development:

Conscious Discipline 

We equip educators to integrate social-emotional learning, discipline and self-regulation so they spend less time policing behavior and more time teaching vital life skills.

Write Out of the Box

Provides research, ideas and articles that support teachers in developing children's fine motor development.

Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children

Promotes policies and advances evidence-based practices that support families and enhance optimal development in young children with disabilities or at risk for developmental delays.


Provides ideas promoting healthy lifestyle habits, including physical education and fitness and sound nutrition.

National Child Development Institute

Discusses shyness in children in more depth, providing insight into the behavior and offering strategies for helping slower to warm up children.

PowerPlay: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Provides guidelines for teachers of young children when they engage in power play, the reasons why such aggressive play is appealing to some youngsters and guidelines for dealing with such play.

Teaching Strategies

Creative Curriculum's developmentally appropriate information for early childhood education, teachers, and children.

Resources for Programs:

The Peninsula Health District

Links to clinics and other health resources in our area

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