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Childcare Professional Development ~ Technical Support


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Virginia Department of Social Services Professional Development Resources: 

Child Care Provider Training & Development resources

Local Training:

Chesapeake R U Ready 757-382-2226
The Planning Council 757-622-9268
Children’s Harbor 757-399-1337
 Square One 757-552-0293 
Professional Family Child Care & Early Education Association (PFCEEA) ~ pfceea@yahoo.com,    757-482-9470

Special Needs and Technical Assistance:

Infant & Toddler Connection ~  Jaylene Trueblood, 757-819-6222
Virginia Department of Education’s Training and Technical Assistance Center at Old Dominion University (TTAC-ODU) ~ Kristen Ingram Weatherford ~ kingram@odu.edu, 757-451-3027
Virginia Infant Toddler Specialist NetworkRochelle Pleasant, 757-399-1337
Virginia Cross Sector Professional Development Team for ECE

Conferences and Other Training: 

Chesapeake Health Department ~ Carolyn Sanford, 757-382-8655
Southeastern Association for the Education of Young Children (SEAEYC): Regional Annual Raising the Bar Conference,  register and information ~ seaeyc7@gmail.com; 757-399-1337
Competencies for ECE Professionals
Virginia Association for Early Childhood Education (VAECE)
Virginia’s Foundation Blocks for Early Learning
Virginia’s Milestones for Child Development

Virginia Star Quality Initiative (VSQI)

Eastern Region Coordinator ~ Sarah Gunnell,  757-822-5165