Professional Development


Professional Development

Children’s Village Learning Lab: Inspiring Best Practices
Children’s Village is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and is a Keystone STAR 4A program.  Our PQAS-certified educators offer firsthand experience and encourage workshop participants to share their perspectives. Our aim: to provide peer-to-peer guidance on best practice approaches to meet the needs of children and families.  To learn more, review Children’s Village’s Learning Lab Brochure.

What High-Quality Looks, Sounds, and Feels Like
Children’s Village is home to Philadelphia’s first hands-on Learning Lab for education professionals embedded in a high-quality early education program. Our Learning Lab’s state-of-the-art adult classroom spaces (equipped with Wi-Fi) are located on-site at our Center City Philadelphia location.

Children’s Village recently completed a comprehensive renovation.  Classroom improvements complement our professional development programming, including observations, and create an environment more conducive to children’s development and learning.

Professional Development Customized for Your Program—and Offered at Your Program
In addition to hosting workshops at Children’s Village, we can provide training at your program, offering you greater convenience and cost savings. We work with you to customize professional development that is suited to the specific needs of your program.

NEW! STEM Learning-One-day mini-conference March 28 at Children’s Village
Download the STEM-mini-conference flyer

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OTHER HAPPENINGS in our Learning Lab!
Professional Development:  Covering a Wide Range of Topics
Here is a sample of topics, which are available across age groups:

  • Budgeting
  • Business Practices
  • Challenging Behaviors
  • Classroom Set-up and Environment
  • Collaborating with Adult Learners
  • Creative Expression through Art
  • Diversity and Cultural Inclusion
  • Family Partnerships and Family Services
  • Human Resources
  • Instruction for English Language Learners
  • Language and Literacy
  • Music and Movement
  • Social-Emotional Development
  • NAEYC Accreditation
  • T.E.A.C.H.
  • And more!

NEW Programming Offered through the Learning Lab

  • Early Childhood Education (ECE) Best Practice Demonstration Program: A Day in a High-Quality Center
  • Infant/Toddler/PreK CLASS & Danielson Framework Assessments
  • On-site Course and Field Work

To learn more, email Huan Chen or review our Learning Lab Brochure.

OUR IMPACT-Testimonials and Professional Development In Action

  • Children’s Village recently hosted an event in our new adult classroom facility to showcase our Business Administration Professional Development training for ECE Directors.  Eight program Directors presented Action Projects, which related to budgeting, human resources, staff retention, and braided funding.  Through the Action Projects, Directors applied what they had learned to their day-to-day operations. 

Because of the training, my program has transitioned from surviving in the industry to thriving,” Alice Martin, Irene A. Oakley Champion Learning Center

“The training has helped me share with staff the tools they need to be successful — and as a result our center will be successful and so will the children,” Kia C. Douglass, Acclaim Academy

To learn more about the impact of the Business Administration workshops:   View Video Clips of Action Plan Presentation






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