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ELC Professional Development Institute Online Classes Available

March 20, 2020

As members of our training community, we wanted to share that the Professional Development Institute (PDI) remains your number one training partner.

PDI has been able to respond nimbly and quickly to the rapidly evolving Covid-19 emergency. As of Monday, March 16, the Professional Development Institute is 100% on-line. All of your preferred trainers are delivering a full array of live webinars, in English and Spanish, at the times most convenient for you. This means you can continue to access CEU bearing courses and workshops in the comfort of your own home.

The Professional Development Institute invites you and your staff to visit our website at and surf through our Training Tab and explore our training calendar. And stay tuned, we have many more professional development options coming down the pike very soon.

Please know you, your staff, our community, and the children you serve are in our thoughts. We thank you for your leadership and your passion for early learning. Thank you for your patience as we navigate through this journey together. 

You can register and join our online trainings, by using the direct link provided below under each training title:

Date: Monday, March 23, 2020 and Tuesday, March 24, 2020

From: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Let’s Talk: Strategies for an Effective Parent Teacher Conference Webinar

Trainer: Pamela Malval

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Time: 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The Growing Brain: Everyday Play Webinar

Trainer: Dr. Marilyn Lesser

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Time: 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Comprendiendo el Desarrollo del Niño en la Primera Infancia Webinar

Trainer: Carmen Medrano

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 

Time: 4:30pm to 8:30 pm

Understanding Early Childhood Development: Good Teaching Practice Webinar

Trainer: Pamela Malval

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 and Thursday, March 26, 2020

Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Playing with Gender: When Children Challenge Our Expectations Webinar

Trainer: Jennifer Lopez

Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020 and Friday, March 27, 2020

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Introduction to CLASS PreK – Webinar

Trainer: Othondra Hicks

Date: Friday, March 27, 2020

Time 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Great IDEA: Understanding Part C and Section 504 Webinar

Trainer: Pamela Malval

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020 

From: 9:00 am To: 1:00 pm

The Growing Brain: Everyday Play Webinar

Trainer: Dr. Marilyn Lesser

Date: Monday, March 30, 2020, Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

and Tuesday, March 31, 2020, Time:  7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Introduction to CLASS - Infant Webinar

Trainer: Othondra Hicks

Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 

Time:  2:30 pm to 6:30 pm

I Spy: Red Flags to Look for In Preschoolers Webinar

Trainer: Pamela Malval

  • After you register for an online training you will receive an email from PDI with instructions on how to access the training.
  • You may access the training from your laptop or cellphone.
  • Our online trainings also offer CEU's or In-Services certificate

If you have questions or need assistance please contact the Professional Development Institute at 305-646-7220 ext. 2350 or email