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 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 9-10, Kids Are Worth It Conference, Lexington, KY

Kids Are Worth It!® Conference – PCAKY

September 21, KAECECON 2024: Rise UP Together, Lexington, KY

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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.