PD's Spring Webinar Series

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Spring Webinar Series

Join the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) Professional Development (PD) Team for our Spring Webinar Series. 

This series focuses on access and resources! Topics include language access efforts, Dual Language in early learning, and an update around the Early Learning Career Planning Portal.

Don't miss out!

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Webinar Topics

April: Dual Language Designation

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Join us to learn about the work the PD team is doing to establish a Dual Language (DL) Designation for early learning programs.

What does this mean? DL Designation is a specialization awarded to programs that meet specific dual language criteria. The following topics will be covered in detail during this webinar: 

  • Update and progress on the DL designation work
  • What a designation will mean for programs and staff
  • How DL awards can be used  

Tuesday, April 12 | 6 p.m.

Register Here

May: Language Access

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Join us to meet the Early Learning Division’s Language Access Coordinators and get the chance to inform strategies to strengthen language access for early learning professionals.

The following topics will be covered in detail during this webinar: 

  • Introduction to the early learning division language access coordinators  
  • Learn about current work and future goals to address language access needs  
  • Engage in discussions to provide guidance on the strategies to improve language access supports

Tuesday, May 17 | 6 p.m.

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June: What's Going On with the Career Planning Portal?

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Do you remember seeing this message earlier in March? Well, the results are in and we'd like to share them! Join us to learn more about the Early Learning Career Planning Portal project and our next steps. We'll be discussing the following topics in detail:

  • Quick tutorial of the site and its purpose 
  • Share the results from the user-centered research that was conducted in March
  • Next steps for this project 

Tuesday, June 21 | 6 p.m.

Register Here

Friendly Reminders...

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  • Please make sure you input your email address correctly when registering, otherwise you will not receive the meeting details
  • The webinar series are voluntary and in-service (STARS) hours are not available
  • These webinars are created as a resource and participation is always optional
  • Most webinars are recorded and posted to our Webinars webpage

Get Involved!

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The PD team is committed to having the public and stakeholders engage and contribute to our work.

Currently, our team has multiple opportunities to get involved in areas around PACE (Provider Access to a Community Equivalent), dual language, and the State-Approved Training Program.

We'd love to hear your voice! 

Get Involved

Keep Up With All Things PD!

A great way to stay up-to-date on all things related to training and professional development is by bookmarking the DCYF Professional Development webpage.

Questions or Comments?

If you have a question or would like to suggest a learning topic,
email Marlene White.

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