| PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT |
Great leaders are great learners.
As educators, we teach children the importance of being lifelong learners. Learning is an essential component for success; and the better our teachers are, the better we are as an organization. We believe that anyone can succeed if they prepare themselves for the next level in their career by taking advantage of every opportunity to learn. No matter where you are on your career journey, if you aspire to learn more - The Children's Workshop can help.
Annually, on Veteran’s Day (November 11), The Children’s Workshop brings all its teachers, administrators and support staff together for a day of training, team-building, recognition and FUN!
L.I.F.E. stands for “Leadership Institute for Educators” and that is exactly what our all-staff training day is. We bring some of the best trainers from across the region in to present workshops on various topics for staff to ensure that they are up to date on the latest developments in early childhood education. These workshops give teachers hands on instruction in topics like child development, curriculum design and lesson planning.
In addition to giving extensive training, the LIFE Conference is a great team building day for our organization. It is the one day per year that teachers from all our schools come together in one location, allowing them a great opportunity to network and share their experiences and best practices with their peers. As close to calling this day mandatory - this is one day you won’t want to miss!
Gain valuable skills, knowledge and confidence to grow as a teacher through this nationally recognized, program that includes online instruction, group and individual calls, online communities and practice assignments.
If your career goals include learning from an institute of higher education, we can help. Whether you choose an Associates, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, our generous tuition assistance program can help your dream become a reality. This is a benefit you are eligible for upon completion of your probationary period.
If your career goals include learning from other resources and not toward a degree OR you are working toward your annual requirement of professional development hours, we can help. Whether you register for a workshop we sponsor or one you find on your own – we allocate up to $100 per employee, per year, to use toward training reimbursement. This is a benefit you are eligible for upon completion of your probationary period.
Leadership Institute for Educators (LIFE) Conference
CDA (Child Development Associate) Program