NAEYC offers several separate fee workshops during the Annual Conference and Expo. While the program for the 2015 conference is still in development, please see the following workshops below for examples of what you can expect this year.
Note: Annual Conference Registration is not included in the Workshop fee.
Last Year's Training-of-Trainers Workshops
NAEYC’s Training-of-Trainers for Program Administrators workshops are intensive one-day experiences designed to provide program administrators and staff professional development specialists with the skills, knowledge and materials to train the staff at their own center or school.
Each participant will receive a set of exclusive training materials including: step-by-step trainer’s manual; master files to create participant notebooks; PowerPoint slides; video clips; textbooks used in the training; and other instructional aids. The trainer’s manual includes information needed to conduct a series of 1½ - to 2-hour workshops including learner outcomes, agendas, prior-to-session directions, trainer’s notes, participant assignments for between-session practice, and an appendix with additional resources.
Training-of-Trainers for Program Administrators--Classroom-based Assessment of Preschoolers: An Introduction to What Teachers Need to Know
This workshop prepares program administrators and staff professional development specialists to conduct a 12-module training program on classroom-based assessment of preschoolers. The training program includes information and activities to enhance teachers' knowledge of each child, support relationship building with children and families, and make informed instructional decisions.
Last Year's Workshops on NAEYC Accreditation Systems
- Distinguish between high-quality evidence and less robust evidence
- Create policies using statements of best practice
- Identify methods of ensuring continuous quality improvement in your program
NAEYC Accreditation of Programs for Young Children: Preparing Classrooms and Teaching Staff to Demonstrate Quality during the NAEYC Site Visit
Learn how NAEYC Assessors evaluate group-specific evidence during an NAEYC site visit so that teaching staff know how best to prepare themselves, their classroom environment, and their classroom portfolios for assessment. Join this workshop to:
- Use Observable Criteria and Program Portfolio tools to make group quality improvements
- Create a sample Classroom Portfolio that reflects high-quality practices
- Discuss effective strategies leading up to observations