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**. 



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

September 18-21, Fall Leadership Institute, Crystal City, VA

September 23, KAECE Rise Up! Conference


November 5-8, AUCD 2023 Conference

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

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


December 4-7, NHSA Parent and Family Engagement Conference, New Orleans, LA



March 13-16, CEC 2024 Special Education Convention & Expo, San Antonio, TX


April 15-18, 51st annual National Head Start Conference, Portland, OR 

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.