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Professional Development – Preschool

The Devereux Center for Resilient Children offers a variety of professional development opportunities focused on the social and emotional health of children and the adults who care for them.

Participants  of our high quality professional development events gain knowledge and skills that support their efforts to promote children’s resilience.  Events are designed to support a diverse audience including direct care providers, support staff, home visitors, managers, mental health specialists, and consultants.  DCRC professional development events not only strengthen the skills of participants, but serve as an impetus for positive change in the lives of children and families served by the professionals who attend.

About Our Certified Trainers

The Devereux Center for Resilient Children has built a reputation for providing high quality professional development experiences for those who work with young children.  All DCRC-Certified Trainers are selected based on educational credentials along with extensive professional and practical experiences in the field of early childhood and/or mental health.

Professional Development Testimonials

On Preschool-Related Topics

Last week, I was able to offer DECA Program training to several new staff associated with our Healthy Social Behaviors Initiatives Program.  The materials and experiences gained during my DECA Birth through Five Local Program Mentor training made this endeavor easy!  Thanks again for a great training!

Smokie Brawley

Statewide Project Manager, Healthy Social Behaviors Project, an initiative of the Child Care R&R Council, NC

The training was wonderful.  All that participated were/are very excited to move forward.  We actually have a planning meeting today within our agency to talk about next steps.  I would also like to let you know that your trainer was an excellent one!  She answered all questions given to her, had great energy and it was clear she was very passionate about DECA.  I don’t think I have ever seen our staff so engaged.  Thank you and I look forward to implementing this program this upcoming year.

Shannon VanderWoude

Benning County Head Start, Bennington, VT

I just wanted to thank you so much for the amazing keynote and workshop that you provided for us at our Health in Child Care Conference.  While the evaluations have not yet been tabulated, I can’t remember when a keynoter inspired our audiences more. You engaged our audience so fully and, all day long, people came up to me to tell me how much they enjoyed and learned from your presentation. Your warmth and passion for the work you do was so apparent and contagious.

Michelle Barnea

Conference Coordinator, New Jersey Health in Child Care, Woodbridge, NJ

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