Free Professional Development Classes for Childcare Providers

By Hannah Lewis, Outreach Specialist

KDL is pleased to offer online Early Childhood Essentials classes for childcare providers in collaboration with Great Start to Quality. These online courses, available for KDL patrons who provide childcare, are essential in keeping childcare providers up to date in their skills and training in order to provide quality service to the community.

Great Start to Quality works to create early learning experiences to build foundations for future success and offers low- to no-cost childcare for qualifying families.

Childcare providers are in high demand. KDL and the Great Start to Quality Kent Resource Center are ready to meet this demand by offering free courses. The courses are focused on a variety of early learning topics from mindfully feeding infants to toilet training. For more details, visit

Upcoming Schedule
These classes take place online. Learn more and register at Times and topics are subject to change.

RELAX: Alternatives to Anger for Parents and Caregivers
Wednesday, March 29, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Routines that Support Toilet Learning
Thursday, April 6, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Loose Parts Play for Babies
Wednesday, April 12, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Monday, April 24, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

The Importance of Play in Today's Environment
Wednesday, April 19, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM