Professional Development

Ventura County Office of Education – Early Childhood Programs (VCOE-ECP) Department has a multi-pronged approach to supporting the professional development of educators in our county. 

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Professional Development Resources



Ventura County Resources

Imagining Inclusion (coming soon)

A 4-part professional development series will be available to county educators through the CANVAS online learning platform beginning mid-October. The 4-part asynchronous series is designed to support educators in general and special education preschool classrooms develop a shared cohesive and collective knowledge base for supporting inclusive preschool programming in our county. 

Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) & ASQ– Social/ Emotional (ASQ-SE) 

VCOE-ECP in collaboration with First 5 Ventura – Help Me Grow, will host ASQ and ASQ-SE synchronous and asynchronous trainings beginning in November 2020. 

California Teaching Pyramid 

VCOE-ECP has provided the 5 module training series and coaching supports to county educators for the past decade.  

California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN)

Through regional communities of practice (CP) and series of professional learning experiences, CPIN promotes promising practices in early learning, family engagement, and equity, and emphasizes a whole child approach. CPIN instructors provide research-based teaching and learning strategies that are age and developmentally appropriate and highlight inclusive practices and support for ALL children.

Professional Development Resources

California Early Childhood Online (CECO)

To support early childhood teachers, the California Early Learning and Development System provides an integrated set of modules based on state-of-the-art information for early learning and development and best practices in early education. CECO provides free access to professional learning in one centralized location to meet the ever-changing needs of the early childhood field.


California Inclusion and Behavior Consultation (CIBC)

The goal of the CIBC Network is to support early care and education (ECE) programs and providers to respond effectively to all children, with a focus on those young children with disabilities, challenging behavior and other special needs.

California MAP to Inclusion

The mission of the MAP to Inclusion & Belonging… Making Access Possible, is to create a statewide system of support, training and resources that gives all families and providers barrier-free access to inclusive child care.

California Trust Fund Alliance Strengthening Families

The Children’s Trust Fund Alliance is pleased to make available an online training to support implementation of the Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework in multiple settings. This curriculum includes new materials on partnering with parents and addresses promising strategies to strengthen families for practitioners.

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA)

ECTA is a national technical assistance center focused on building state and local system capacity to improve outcomes for children with disabilities and their families. The ECTA Center supports state Part C and Section 619 programs in developing high-quality early intervention and preschool special education service systems, increasing local implementation of evidence-based practices, and enhancing outcomes for young children with disabilities and their families.

Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children (DEC)

The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) promotes policies and advances evidence-based practices that support families and enhance the optimal development of young children (0-8) who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities. DEC is an international membership organization for those who work with or on behalf of young children (0-8) with disabilities and other special needs and their families. ​

RECENT HIGHLIGHT: Family Panel Discussion with the DEC Family Committee

"Learn the Signs, Act Early."

CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program aims to improve early identification of children with autism and other developmental disabilities so children and families can get the services and support they need.

National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI)

NCPMI aims to assist states and programs in their implementation of sustainable systems for the implementation of the Pyramid Model within early intervention and early education programs with a focus on promoting the social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes of young children birth to five, reducing the use of inappropriate discipline practices, promoting family engagement, using data for decision-making, integrating early childhood and infant mental health consultation and fostering inclusion.