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2022 & 2023 Professional Development Dates

Nebraska Extension’s Early Childhood Team is pleased to be able to offer a variety of on-line classes to meet the needs of the Early Childhood Workforce.  No Cost early childhood training is available thanks to sponsorships.

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Various 2023



CHIME is an eight-week, interactive training using best practices for providing responsive care. Participants will practice mindfulness in the early childhood setting along with ways to be more responsive and less reactive at work and home.

Nebraska Extension Early Childhood Educators 


$135 16
August 16th,
September 20th, and
October 18th

7:00 - 8:30 pm

central time (on zoom) 

Reggio Full Series

  1. August 16th - Getting to Know Reggio
  2. September 20th - Reggio Inspired Classroom Communities
  3. October 18th - Making Learning Visible - Pedagogical Documentation
No Cost 1.5 each
September 20th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

central time (on zoom) 

Reggio Inspired Classroom Communities

During the 2nd class in the series, we will talk about classroom environments, both indoors and outdoors, the role of the broader community and how family engagement is embedded across the school.

No Cost 1.5
October 2nd 

7:00PM - 8:00PM central time (on zoom)

Fit and Healthy Kids 

Farm to Early Care Education (ECE) offers unique hands-on learning experiences. This workshop will cover and demonstrate examples of two pillars of arm to ECE programs, food education and gardening activities, that can be used to supplement classroom learning and align with Early Learning Standards.

No Cost 1.0
October 5th

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

central time (on zoom) 

Loose Parts: Engaging and Affordable Classroom Materials

Whether you have heard of the term 'Loose Parts' or not, you very likely have some in your classroom right now! Loose parts are wonderful additions to programs serving children of ALL ages - yes...even infants! During this class we will briefly discuss what Loose Parts are, but more importantly, we will share tons of photos and ideas for ways to incorporate Loose Parts into your program. Best of all - many of these can be sourced for very low cost or even free.

No Cost 1.5
October 18th  7:00 PM -8:30 PM central time 

Making Learning Visible Pedagogical Documentation

In the final class in our series, we will explore how Reggio and Reggio inspired programs utilize documentation to make learning visible and share the stories of children's development and experiences in the program. The teacher's role as observer, researcher and storyteller will be explored.

No Cost 1.5
November 6th  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM central time  Fit and Healthy Kids 

The Importance of Process Art Experiences - Process art experiences can support a child's growth and development in almost all content areas. articipants will have the opportunity to partake in the open-ended exploration of process art and explore strategies for creating an inviting process art experience!

No Cost 1.0
December 4th 7:00 PM - 8:00PM central time Fit and Healthy Kids

Guidance and Discipline: Mistaken Goals of Misbehavior - This workshop will look at the causes of children's misbehavior and techniques to respond to their mistaken goals.

No Cost 1.0