Professional Development

State and National Organization and Agency staff will find useful early education and child care quality improvement information on Professional Development  here. ECELS-Healthy Child Care PA offers Self-Learning Modules, Workshops, In-Person Conferences, Audioconferences and Webinars. In addition, in collaboration with Northampton Community College, ECELS offers a 3 credit college course for early educators to learn how to be Child Care Health Advocates. All offerings are listed on this website. ECELS awards state-authorized professional development credit for successful completion of professional development activities. Look for notations on many of the offerings that indicate that these activities meet the Keystone STARS Level 2 Performance Standard for Health and Safety.