The Office of Child Development and Early Learning has released an application for individuals to apply to be part of the WIDA Early Years Professional Learning Cohort. The Professional Learning Cohort is an intensive, long-term professional learning program designed to help participants build knowledge, skills, and confidence in facilitating local professional learning around the WIDA Early Years Essential Actions using various WIDA resources and tools. WIDA will be using national facilitators throughout this program.

The minimum participant requirements include:

  • Working in the early care and education field
  • Designing, developing, and facilitating professional learning.
  • Participants must be currently working in the ECE field and have access to early learning programs (PA Pre-K Counts, Head Start, Child Care, Private Academic Nursery, etc.) where they can facilitate professional learning for ECE educators.
  • Participants must be a certified PQAS instructor with the ability to offer professional development through the PD Registry

Applications are due by August 16, 2019.  Please click here for the application and more information regarding this cohort.

Funding for this grant opportunity is provided by the Preschool Development Grant Birth-Five (PDG B-5) Grant Number 90TP0038 from the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.