Professional Development Opportunities

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



October 5, Zero to Three Annual Conference 2020, Virtual


November 8-10, NAEYC 2020 Annual Conference, A Virtual Experience

November 30-December 3, NHSA (National Head Start Association) Parent and Family Engagement Conference


December 7-9, 2020 AUCD Conference, Virtual Event

Registration to open September 2020 



January 21-29, Division for Early Childhood’s 36th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs & Their Families, Virtual Event 


May 5-7, Infant and Early Childhood Conference, Tacoma, WA 

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.