Research shows that
increased quality of care requires trained teachers with a higher level of
education. As teachers begin moving forward on their career path, the Coalition
supports their efforts by providing professional development opportunities.
Here at the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County, we offer
a full range of professional development services, educational resources,
career advising, and seminars. The intent is to provide robust opportunities to
grow professionally in the field of early care and education. We do this by
providing a variety of resources that focus on assisting you with strengthening
your skills, planning a successful career path, and improving the quality of
education in early childhood programs throughout Orange County and surrounding
Why participate in Professional Development
at the Institute 4 EL?
Many Early Childhood educators seek opportunities to grow within the
field by furthering their education. Here at the Early Learning Coalition of
Orange, we have designed an educational hierarchy that includes multiple
levels, local and statewide initiatives, and training to meet your career
The Institute for Early Learning offers early childhood professionals
the opportunities to enhance their evidence-based practice and business acumen
in early care and education. We currently use a web-based application that acts
as a framework, handling all aspects of the learning process. Our Learning
Management System (LMS) manages your courses with course registration, direct
payments, certificates, and supplemental professional development resources.
The courses offered can be taken face-to-face, hybrid (both face-to-face and
online), synchronous, and asynchronous. The duration will vary by topic and
will determine the number of in-service hours offered.
How to get started at the Institute?
To get started at the Institute
Click on the Sign-Up button above.
Then peruse our catalog of courses and choose the best fit for
Think about what are my ultimate interest and goals in the field
of Early Education.
We look forward to seeing you at the Institute 4 Early Learning!