Professional Development Opportunities

Here 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 16-19, Council for Exceptional Children, 2022 Convention, Orlando, FL, In-person programming 

January 24-27, NHSA Winter Leadership Institute, Washington, D.C. 

2022 Winter Leadership Institute • NHSA


February 1-4, Council for Exceptional Children, 2022 Convention, Virtual program components 

February 18, Early Bird Registration for Virtual NAFCC Conference (happening in June) 


March 20-23, Kentucky Out-of-School Alliance, Las Vegas, NV 


May 2-6, Infant and Early Childhood Conference, Virtual event

May 2-5, National Head Start Conference, Baltimore, MD 


June, Leadership Education and Development Summit (LEADS), Virtual Event 

June 12-15, NAEYC Professional Learning Institute, Cleveland, OH

Pre-conference June 22 

June 23-25, NAFCC (National Association for Family Child Care) 2022 Conference, San Francisco, CA Institute, Cleveland, OH 

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September 19-22, Fall Leadership Institute, Washington D.C. 

September 27-30, Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children (DEC) and the International Society on Early Intervention (ISEI) collaborative conference, Chicago IL 


November 16-19, NAEYC 2022 Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.


December, NHSA Parent and Family Engagement Conference, Dallas, TX 

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.