Professional Development Opportunities

Due to COVID-19 some events may continue to be held online only.  Please check their websites for updates. 



August 31-September 30, Kids Are Worth It Conference (Virtual)


September 20-23, NHSA Fall Leadership Institute, Washington, D.C.

September 20-24, Division for Early Childhood 37th Annual International Conference, Virtual


October 25-29, Zero to Three Virtual Annual Conference 2021


November, NAEYC 2021 Annual Conference, Virtual (exact dates TBD)


December 13-18, NHSA Parent and Family Engagement Conference, Orlando, FL

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.