Early Childhood


Associates Inc.

Professional Development Menu of Opportunities

Early Childhood Education Associates Inc. professional development is funded through a grant from First Things First.

2022/2023 Regional Options

Professional Development Menu

*City schedule has local offerings and dates. Find at Registry by the Instructor Name, Classroom Only

2022/2023 Regional Options

Professional Development Menu

*Check local offerings instructors & dates. For info:julie@ecedassociates.com

  • Accreditation Directors Study Group

Julie Beyer ZOOM!! National Accreditation Council

Regional study groups facilitated by long standing accredited directors will help programs to set up accreditation/renewal materials for certain success. Valuable for your info, business, or Quality First.

ZOOM!! LIVE!! Monthly!!

Saturday “Daily Dilemmas” Café

Dr. Steffen Saifer 8:30 to 9:50 am

Description: Spend your second Saturday cup of coffee with Dr. Steffen Saifer, author of Practical Solutions for Practically Every Problem. Topics based on the daily challenges of high performing Early Childhood programs.

A “pick and choose” format to

make everyday a great one!

Michelle Frank ZOOM!! LIVE!! Monthly!!

CDA Credential Completion Topics:

Portfolio Help

National Exam Prep

Verification Observation Tips

Fee Guidance & Site Navigation

Pre-requisite of 120 “qualifying” clock hours in the 8 CDA Areas Pre-advising Required

Julie Beyer ZOOM!! Live!! 4 Sessions: 8 Hours

Fall and Spring: Free!!

FLIP-IT :Transforming Challenging Behavior

Four supportive Steps to help young children learn about their feelings, gain self- control, and reduce challenging behavior.

*Course Enrollment: www.azregistry.org: Login; Click Find Training Event on far left: Search Category drop down-Click Instructor Name (See city schedule for name); Include-click Classroom Only; click Search! *Even ZOOM options are listed as Classroom Only


On-ground Options: Requires size minimum

16 HOUR Topic About Boys: Wired to Move by Ruth Hanford Morhard

Facts and Strategies for Nurturing Boys in an Early Childhood Setting. A relevant early childhood topic for one and all! *ZOOM option will be offered with Terri Duhart


3-hour Saturday NEW 4th Edition AZELS

TAKE & TEACH with free material!

On- ground 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • Visual Arts August

  • Dramatic Play September

  • Large and Fine Motor October

  • Phonological Awareness November

  • Counting & More! January

  • Vocabulary Development February

  • Pre” Adding and Subtraction March

  • Reasoning & Brain Power April

Early Childhood Professional Education On-ground option in some locations. *ZOOM option will be offered for all sessions with Terri Duhart

ECE Strategies: 10 training hours in 2 days Description: Eight different seminars designed as intermediate level “intensive” work in the essential Early Childhood Education content areas. Each includes key best practices to apply effectively with children. Daily-use classroom ideas and material “choice” helps teachers maximize skills with young children and families.

Two Day Format- Thursday evening 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


ECE: Cognitive Development Strategies: August

ECE: Social/Emotional Strategies: September

ECE: Observation Strategies: October

ECE: Environment Strategies: November

ECE: Curriculum and Planning Strategies: January

ECE: Family and Community Strategies: February

ECE: Professionalism Strategies: March

ECE: Hot Topics in Child Development: April


If you are interested in innovative professional development opportunities, contact us