Professional Development Opportunities

These are some opportunities for professional development. However, if you are wanting to use these hours for credit*, you must seek the proper approval routes. Be sure to check ECE-TRIS calendar, if approved it will be noted there.  Otherwise, the conference must be submitted for approval**. 



April 19-20, Early Childhood Institute, Lexington KY


May 1-5, Infant and Early Childhood Conference, Virtual

May 1-5, Trainer’s Institute, Virtual 

Trainers Institute – ChildCare Aware of Kentucky (

May 8-11, NHSA National Head Start Conference, Phoenix, AZ


June 4-7, NAEYC Professional Learning Institute, Portland, OR

June 20-22, NHSA Leadership Education and Development Summit (LEADS), Virtual

June 23, registration opens for Zero to Three 2023 Conference (happening in September) 


July 12-15, 2023 NAFCC (National Association for Family Child Care) Conference, Atlanta, GA


September 19-20, Zero to Three Learn Conference 2023, Minneapolis, MN


November 15-18, 2023 NAEYC Annual Conference, Nashville TN

November 28-December 1, 39th Annual DEC Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities and Their Families, Minneapolis, MN

Reminders: *Only training hours obtained at registered training events will count toward renewal hours of a license, registration or certifications, KY ALL STARS, the Commonwealth Child Care Credential, and the required training for renewal of the Kentucky Early Care and Education Trainers Credential. **Per regulation 922 KAR 2:240, all early care and education conferences, seminars and institutes using individuals not holding a current Kentucky Early Care and Education Trainer’s Credential must be submitted for approval at least 30 days in advance within ECE-TRIS. 

For questions regarding the DCC approval process, please contact the DCC Professional Development Staff at (502) 564-2524.