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**. 



January 22-25, NHSA Winter Leadership Institute, Crystal City, VA 


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

March 17-20, Be You, Be Here, Belong, National Afterschool Alliance 24, Dallas, TX 


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


May 6-10, Infant and Early Childhood Conference, Virtual


June 2-5, NAEYC Professional Learning Institute, New Orleans, LA

June 18-20, NHSA Leadership Education and Development Summit (LEADS), Virtual 


July 24-27, 2024 NAFCC (National Association for Family Child Care) Conference, St. Louis, MO 

July 31 – August 1, Zero to Three Learn Conference, Long Beach, CA


September 23-26, NHSA Fall Leadership Institute, Washington, D.C. 


November 6-9, 2024 NAEYC Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA


December 16-19, NHSA Parent and Family Engagement Conference, San Diego, CA 

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.