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Early Childhood Educators,

Due to current restrictions and safety precautions, The West Bloomfield Township Public Library cannot provide in person early childhood professional development. The Library must adhere to all Executive Orders and follow federal, state and local guidelines.

Thankfully, there are many virtual professional development opportunities for early childhood educators. These organizations provide high quality professional development opportunities; MiRegistry, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), or Early Childhood Investigations Webinars. Many virtual professional development opportunities will allow you to explore new topics while enhancing your knowledge and encouraging you to create the most positive learning environment for young children.

The State of Michigan has required some changes to the early childhood professional development registration policy. In order for professional development hours to be compliant and count toward registered PD hours, all participants must create an online account at miregistry.org.

The registration process is quick and easy. Each individual must create his or her own account. The website has a guide on how to register, as well as how to search for a training. You can search for professional development offered at The West Bloomfield Township Public Library or in Oakland County. This website will track your professional development hours. Certificates of completion will be available in your online profile after your training attendance is verified; paper certificates will no longer be distributed. If you have any questions about registration, please contact Miregistry

Thank you,
Emily Vickers
Early Childhood Specialist
West Bloomfield Township Public Library
vickerse@wblib.org
248-232-2263

Professional Development Workshops
Due to COVID-19, The West Bloomfield Township Public Library cannot provide in person early childhood professional development. The Library must adhere to all Executive Orders and follow federal, state and local guidelines.

Thankfully, there are many virtual professional development opportunities for early childhood educators. Review these organizations for professional development opportunities; MiRegistry, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), or Early Childhood Investigations Webinars. Please continue to explore and learn, so you can create the most positive learning environment for young children.

The State of Michigan and Great Start to Quality offer various opportunities for professional development, many of which are virtual. There are childcare trainings offered throughout Oakland County that touch on many different subjects related to early child development and best educational practices. These training sessions are created to help improve the quality of your childcare program. If you need further assistance with registration, online accounts or searching for additional training, please contact MiRegistry.