Professional Development


Professional Development

Children’s Village Learning Lab: Inspiring Best Practices
What High-Quality Looks, Sounds, and Feels Like

Children’s Village’s PQAS-certified staff offer firsthand experience and encourage workshop participants to share their perspectives.  Our aim:  providing peer-to-peer guidance to best respond to the needs of children and families.

Children’s Village is home to Philadelphia’s first hands-on Learning Lab for education professionals within a high-quality early learning program.  Children’s Village has created state-of-art adult classroom space, located on-site at our nationally accredited STAR4 early education program.  Renovations are wrapping up on children’s classrooms to ensure our facilities best accommodate our professional development efforts, including classroom observations. Keep checking back for more information on the array of training available through our Learning Lab.  Want to know more? Contact Zaina Cahill, Early Childhood & Learning Lab Director.

We Can Come to You

Children’s Village can provide professional development workshops to your staff on-site at your location, offering greater convenience and cost savings.  We work with you to tailor workshops to the specific needs of your program.

Professional Development Workshops

Children’s Village is pleased to announce our Fall Professional Development opportunities that will be held in our brand new, state of the art, Adult Learning Lab.  No more sitting in child-sized chairs or in children’s classrooms! Our space is Wi-Fi accessible as well.  The Learning Lab is on the first floor of our current location, 125 North 8th Street.  Please note that these trainings are sponsored by OCDEL so fees are minimal.

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In addition to the series of workshops for teachers (toddler, preschool and school age) and administrators listed below, Children’s Village will also be holding:

– Strengths-Based Family Workers, a 6-month, 80-hour course. This Temple University Credential is listed under the US Department of Health and Human Services website as a qualifying “Credential & Certificate acceptable to meet the requirements for Head Start Family Service Workers”.  more details about this training can be found here SFW Course Packet 2019 Jan – July

– CLASS PreK training December 4 & 5 This training, presented by Teachstone, offers 14 CEUs, and is one of the acceptable observation tools programs can use when being observed by Keystone Stars. Participants in this course will have the opportunity to become certified CLASS PreK observers. More details about this training can be found here philadelphia pop up-w-fee
To review Workshop Descriptions and Register, visit

Please direct questions about Children’s Village workshops to Huan Chen, Administrative Assistant,

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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