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Professional Development Opportunities

Due to COVID-19 some events have been cancelled or are online only please check their websites for updates.

Now – July 17th

NAEYC 2020 Virtual Institute (previously NAEYC Professional Learning Institute)


September 14-15, Kid’s Are Worth It! Conference, Louisville, KY CANCELLED Watch their website for updates as they will be doing a Virtual option.


October 7-9, Zero to Three Annual Conference 2020, Salt Lake City, UT CANCELLED Stayed tuned for full event schedule and lineup through their website. Registration opens June 30, 2020. Pre-Conference Forums will be available virtually beginning September 22 through October 1.

October 20-23, Division for Early Childhood 2020 Conference, Minneapolis, MN


November 4-7, NAEYC 2020 Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA


December 7-9, 2020 AUCD Conference, Virtual Event

Registration to open September 2020

Reminder: 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 registered at least 30 days in advance with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ Division of Child Care. 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. For questions regarding the DCC approval process, please contact the DCC Professional Development Staff at (502) 564-2524.

If you know of an upcoming regional, statewide, or national conference that would be of interest to trainers please feel free to send the information for consideration into future publications. Contact: Bethany Hughes at and include upcoming conference in subject line.