July 19, 2021

Relationships are the Heart of Early Childhood Education

The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and The Pennsylvania Key are offering a four-part virtual training series called “Relationships are the Heart of Early Childhood Education” for infant-toddler educators and supervisors.

Relationships are the Heart of ECE

The “Relationships are the Heart of Early Childhood Education” series is delivered virtually over four weeks to infant-toddler educators and supervisors in Early Childhood Education (ECE) settings. Participating professionals will learn about responsive teacher-child interactions that support babies and toddlers, as well as their parents/caregivers, in healing the trauma experienced due to COVID-19.

Session Topics

This series is being offered in a cohort model. Participants must attend all four sessions in their chosen cohort.

    • Session 1: Building Warm, Positive, and Nurturing Relationships
    • Session 2: Providing Responsive Caregiving
    • Session 3: Supporting Emotional Expression and Regulation
    • Session 4: Guiding Behavior

Apply to a Cohort

There are two cohorts available, with training dates on September 23, October 7, October 14, and October 21, 2021. Cohort 1 will meet from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Cohort 2 will meet from 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Selected applicants will be notified by August 20, 2021. For more news, visit our News page.

Image: An early learning professional sits on the ground, interacting with two young children.