Education & Training
Education and training form the core of professional development. PDI is dedicated to connecting early childhood practitioners to all opportunities that support their growth, advance their careers, and produce the best outcomes for our city’s youngest children.
Search a database of institutions of higher education in the metropolitan area.
Apply for the NYS Early Learning Trainer Credential and advertise your services on the NYS Early Learning Training Source. Create an organization profile and add your professional development offerings to PDI’s calendar.
Get up to speed on trainer levels and competencies; the NYS Core Body of Knowledge; and the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct.
Find complete and up-to-date information about requirements for NYS teacher certification and NYC licensing.
Explore credentials such as the Child Development Associate (CDA), the Children’s Program Administrator Credential (CPAC), and the Infant Toddler Care and Education Credential (ITCEC).
Discover options for financing your ongoing education and professional development.