The Institute offers a variety of workshops, small-group sessions and specials events to enrich that practice of early childhood professionals.
During the preschool years, children are beginning to develop their understandings of gender, sexuality, and family. Unfortunately, there are often few spaces for early childhood educators and families to talk about the questions and behaviors that come up in their homes and classrooms. The New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute is offering a series of workshops – one set for educators and one set for families – designed to spark discussion, facilitate the creation of shared language, and provide educators and families with the resources they need to make their classrooms and homes supportive spaces for the development and expansive exploration of identity.
The IFCC offers professional development events designed for license-exempt child care providers during the evening hours, and on Saturdays. Workshops are held on an ongoing basis and address a variety of topics including child development, working with families and health and safety.
Career Development Services offers a series of free job seach workshops, designed to help early childhood professional, whether you are unemployed, under-employed, changing careers, entering or re-entering the work force. These sessions offer the basic tools necessary to successfully market yourself to a potential employer.