Upcoming Trainings & Events




Finishing Out 2020 with Self-Care

  • December 9 - 10, 2020, 8:30 am - 2:30 PM EST

Healthy Goals for 2021

  • January 13 - 14, 2021, 8:30 - 2:30 PM EST

Registration Costs:

Both events : $350 member/$375 non-member

Single Event: $185 member/$200 non-member

For More Information, Visit: 
Virginia Headstart Association

Registration closes on December 7. This event will be held virtually via Zoom.

Register for workshops here!




December 2 - 5, 2020; 9:00 - 5:00 PM EST

Where: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8304 Old Keene Mill Rd, Springfield, VA 22153: 

For More Information, Visit: Infant Massage Certification Training

Training Presenter: Linda Storm has been conducting trainings for over 14 years and worked with thousands of students and

Learn more about Linda at Touch for Life. Visit Touch for Life Registration or email Linda Storm for details. Linda.storm@infantmasageusa.org.


"The Sensation of Being: Addressing Infant and Toddler Behaviors with Sensory Strategies"

September 10, 2020; 1:00-2:00 PM EST

WhereWebinar using any electronic device with speaker capability. May also dial in for audio only.  Access code received via email after registration.

Participants will learn about practical strategies to support sensory needs in the child care environment and explore how sensory issues may contribute to challenging behaviors in infants and toddlers.
Registration deadline is September 10, 2020. Register early!  We encourage programs to include multiple program staff on the webinar.  You may access the webinar on any electronic device with speaker capability, or you may listen only over the phone.
There is no cost for this training.

After you have registered, access instructions will be emailed to you.  Handouts including an evaluation will be available to download during the webinar on September 10, 2020.

Following the webinar, participants will be able to complete the evaluation electronically as a survey. If you are unable to complete electronically, please complete and return the evaluation by September 18, 2020. You will receive a certificate of participation noting training hours. The certificate will be sent via email approximately two weeks following the evaluation deadline. Evaluations can be printed and submitted by fax, mail or email. Evaluation Form

Presented by
Tamara Coyle, Infant & Toddler Mental Health Consultant, Valley Region
Megan Sheldon, Infant & Toddler Mental Health Consultant, Northern Region

Please contact Michele at micheleb@cdr.org or (757) 345-2706 if you have any questions about the webinar.

The Virginia Infant & Toddler Specialist Network is a program of Child Development Resources and is supported by the Virginia Department of Social Services Grant #93.575, with funds made available to Virginia from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Rekindle Your Passion: Self-Care Practices for Early Childhood Educators

Thursday, June 4, 2020; 1-2:30 PM EST


Early childhood educators strive to meet the needs of the children and families they serve and tend to neglect their own well-being. However, practicing self-care is important to provide high-quality programs to young children and their families.  Join this webinar to rekindle your passion and to discover the red flags of burnout, strategies to develop a self-compassionate state-of-mind, and tips to prevent burnout.


Understand self-care and signs of burnout to establish protective elements to meet the daily challenges of the job.

Recognize the major sources of stress and potential burnout to address your specific needs.

Envision self-care practices and create a self-compassionate mindset to cultivate health and well-being.

Presenter(s):  Diana Bermudez, Ph.D, LPC

Register for webinar here



Live Online Support for Parents - Emotional Meltdowns While Home-Bound

Turn children’s meltdowns into opportunities to practice self-control with research-based parent strategies.

5/4/20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm OR 5/6/20, 10am - 11am EST 


Creativity and Play for Coping - Part 1 of 3: Self-Control 

Boost your children’s coping skills, focusing on self-control, through creative play and art at home. 

5/6/20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm OR 5/8/20, 10:00am - 11:00am EST

*Part 2: Autonomy in June, Part 3: Relationships in July

$30/meeting, $50 for 2
Join by zoom




Building Resilient Families Workshop Goes Online!  Yoga and Mindfulness for Emotional Health - Preschool Age (3-6 years)  

May 17, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST

Join by zoom
In collaboration with Create Calm 

 Register here

Dr. Bermudez available for online counseling for families and individuals at www.amarecenter.com


Al's Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices - This training option is an ideal way to obtain training for individuals. 

Winter 1 Open Enrollment Online Four-Session Training:
All times listed are Eastern Standard Time - Please register by January 20thParticipants are required to attend all four training sessions.

 February 4
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
3 hours
 February 6
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
2.5 hours
 February 18
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
3 hours
 February 20
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
2.5 hours


To register your staff, please download the registration form above. Please email or fax the completed form and a copy of the purchase order to (804) 967-9003. If you would prefer to pay by credit card, please call our office at (804) 967-9002. 

57th Annual Mental Health Symposium

October 4, 2019 - 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
October 5, 2019 - 7:30 am - 12noon 


CSEFEL Pyramid Model Module 4 Leadership Institute Webinar (for Directors, Administrators, Family Day Home Owners and Others in Leadership Positions in Infant and Toddler Settings)
Directors, administrators, family day home owners and others in leadership positions in infant and toddler settings are invited to participate in this two-part CSEFEL Pyramid Model Module 4 Leadership Institute presented by Diana Bermudez, LPC, Ph.D., Mental Health Consultant. http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Registration-Open---CSEFEL-Module-4-Leadership-Institute-Webinar.html?soid=1124732105678&aid=2oM3Qbc8yVk
ASQ-3 & ASQ-SE-2 Provider Level Webinar:
In this 1 hour webinar, you will learn about what the ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 is and the importance of screening infants and toddlers. ASQ-3 & ASQ-SE-2 Provider Level Webinar
New Bullying Prevention Online Training Available
StopBullying.gov has launched a free online bullying prevention and response training course. This professional 
development tool provides guidance on how to take a public health approach to bullying prevention through long-term, communitywide prevention strategies. The self-directed training allows stakeholders to test their knowledge on the latest research, statistics, and best practices on bullying prevention and response and to earn continuing education credits.
WEBINAR: Tipping the Scales in Their Favor Your Role in Recognizing and Responding to Abuse and Neglect of
Children with Disabilities.
Please click the following link for a 3 part webinar series. http://www.vcu.edu/partnership/tippingthescales/
WEBINAR: Project SEED Awareness Webinar 2016
In this webinar you will learn about Project SEED Virginia and the various activities occurring in August 2016 through 
July 2017. 2016-08-30 12.00 Project SEED Awareness Webinar August 2016
This project is supported by the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) Grant # 93.575, with funds made available to Virginia from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Points of view or opinions contained within this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of VDSS or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Project SEED Sprout Session: Social Emotional Development within the Context of Relationships; Forming and Sustaining Relationships with Infants and Toddlers and Their Families  
This 30 minute session features Marsha Goodman presenting about how you can nurture the relationships with the infants and toddlers in your care and their caregivers. You will learn ways that you can make connections to the infant and toddlers home. Project SEED Sprout Session.mp4
This project is supported by the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) Grant # 93.575, with funds made available to Virginia from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Points of view or opinions contained within this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of VDSS or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Virginia Preservice Training for Child Care Staff - Virginia's Health and Safety Training
Little girl playing with blocksThis FREE online course introduces child care staff to important health and safety information
and also addresses other areas such as child development, inclusion, Virginia resources, and Virginia's Subsidy and Licensing Programs. Participants will earn a 10-hour training certificate
upon completion and CEU's! Completion of the training is required for all staff who work in a program that receives State Child Care Subsidy Program funds, but all Virginia child care staff are welcome and strongly encouraged to take this FREE course. Please check with your 
employer to determine if your program receives Subsidy funds and you are required to
complete the training. 

The Virginia Department of Social Services is partnering with Pennsylvania State University's 
Better Kid Care Program to bring this course to you. To access the course, click on the
course title above. If you already have an account with Better Kid Care, sign in to On-Demand, 
and select "Virginia Preservice Training for Child Care Staff". If you have not used Better Kid Care's website before, you will need to register as a new customer first, and then select the title of the course from their alphabetical listing. Start Training