Institute for Professional Development

The Institute for Professional Development (IPD) serves early childhood and school-age professionals. The IPD provides training and technical assistance related to social and emotional development of young children (DECA) and curriculum for preschoolers (ELLC).


Professional Development Opportunity - Create a Conversation: Talk with Me

For: Head Start and Child Care Mentors, Coaches, Educational Directors and Supervisors (approved for 6 training hours)

April 13, 2017
8:30 am to 3:30 pm (registration at 8:00)
Center for Family Policy and Research
1400 Rock Quarry Road, Entrance 6
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO

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DECA

The Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA) Program for infants/toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children is a strength-based system designed to promote the protective factors central to social and emotional health and resilience in young children. For more information about the DECA, please visit the Center for Resilient Children.

ELLC

The Emerging Language & Literacy Curriculum (ELLC) prepares preschoolers for success in kindergarten and gives them a strong foundation in oral language and literacy with this scientifically based curriculum. This program not only addresses all developmental domains with theme-based units, children's literature, multisensory activities, scaffolded instruction and parental involvement but also creates an engaging environment with activity and play-based learning.