Professional Development

Gain professional learning experiences to support your professional advancement, wherever you are in your career.

Professional development is a continuum of learning and support activities designed to prepare individuals for work with and on behalf of young children and their families, as well as ongoing experiences to enhance this work. These opportunities lead to improvements in the knowledge, skills, practices, and dispositions of early childhood professionals. NAEYC's professional development is aligned and grounded in NAEYC's standards and delivered in innovative ways.

As an IACET Accredited Provider, NAEYC offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. Click here for FAQs.


Advance as a Professional

Online Learning

NAEYC offers engaging, interactive and practical online modules that are self-paced and designed to fit your needs and schedules as early childhood educators. 

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NAEYC's webinars cover a variety of timely content based on books, publications, and more!

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Specialized Professional Development

Accreditation Training

NAEYC Accreditation of Early Learning Programs offers various support services and resources designed to help administrators, coaches, technical assistance providers, and teachers learn more about preparing for and maintaining accreditation.

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Annual Conference and Institute

NAEYC's national conferences bring together early childhood educators — teachers, program administrators, students, researchers and teacher educators —  to explore the latest research and learn from one another.

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Global Engagement

Interested in contextualization and customization of NAEYC’s domestic work for international audiences? Click below for more information about how NAEYC’s Global Engagement department can support your professional development efforts.

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For assistance, please contact the Professional Development Department at [email protected].