Child care and early childhood education programs have access to many professional development opportunities through Step Up to Quality. Some trainings are free and some have a registration fee. Training opportunities include:
Visit the Nebraska Early Childhood Training Calendar to find a current listing of trainings offered.
To learn more about Step Up to Quality, register for an online or in-person orientation session.
The Early Childhood Training Center approves training used to satisfy child care licensing criteria, annual in-service and training needed for participation or advancement in Step Up to Quality. Information on training authorization.
Nebraska’s Early Learning Connection (ELC) is an integrated system of early childhood professional development. The ELC consists of a statewide hub at the Early Childhood Training Center and seven regional ELC partnerships, along with other state and regional partners. It is designed as a system that supports the career and professional development of all who provide programs and services for young children, birth to 8, that includes:
Learn about the Early Learning Connection professional development regions.