Professional Development


The Region 2 EPS Partnership offers a wide range of training opportunities for the professional educator, provided at convenient times and at a reasonable cost. We partner with many local colleges to support educators to obtain Department of EEC staff qualifications, attain certifications and degrees. Professional development is geared toward educators and providers working in center-based, family child care, public and private preschools, and out of school time programs.
In addition to college courses, we offer Continuing Education Units (CEU) ranging from 5 to 40 hours as well as two hour trainings for licensing hours.

Our college courses are offered at a reduced tuition rate and all courses are offered in the evening or Saturdays. Many courses are offered online as a distance learning option. Educators gain knowledge and experience that they can use directly in their work with children and families.

Professional Development Resources

  • Visit our Training Calendar to view and register for workshops and CEU trainings.
  • Use the EEC Online Professional Development Calendar to find professional development opportunities in your area or across the state to meet your needs.
  • All educators must have a current EEC Professional Qualification Registration number (PQR) to participate in all professional development supported by the EPS grant.
  • QRIS Tools- Through a grant from EEC, Child Development and Education, Inc., (link) provides statewide support and training on how to use measurement tools used in the MA Quality Rating and Improvement system. For more information on these trainings contact Cindy Gagliastre.
  • Through a grant from EEC, The Collaborative for Educational Services, provides statewide training and technical assistance in early childhood assessment and screening aligned with the MA Quality Rating Improvement System to Early Childhood educators. For more information on these trainings, contact Cindy Gagliastre.
  • Online Training Academy is a self-paced training experience to allow participants to strengthen knowledge in key topic areas, meets required MA state licensing training hours and required hours for those interested in seeking Child Development Associate (CDA) or renewal.