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Professional Development

3 ways to become a better mentor

No matter what industry you work in, mentorship is an important part of being successful in the workforce.  

3 Ways to Reduce Stress In Your Career Progress with Online CDA Classes

When taking online CDA classes, you can manage stress in your life so it does not become overwhelming. Here are four ways to begin regaining control.

4 Online Classes for Early Childhood Education

If you want to work with children during their early years, you need to take a few online classes for early childhood education from ProSolutions Training.

4 Tips From Our Early Childhood Education Online Courses To Help Build Trust With Foster Kids

If you're a professional who works with foster kids, use these four tips to help build trust in those relationships. 

5 Benefits of Taking Child Care Training Online

If you are getting your CDA, you should consider enrolling in child care training online through ProSolutions Training. Here's a look at five top reasons.

5 ECE Training Online Tips to Bring Out the Best in Your Team

Use these five tips to help your team develop into exemplary employees who trust and respect your authority.   

5 Online Professional Development Ideas for Teachers

It’s always a good time to focus on online professional development for teachers. Educators, like any professional, need to always be learning. Knowledge helps you stay at the front of new industry trends or changes. You'll also become an even better educator to impact children in a positive way.

5 tips for leading a virtual team

When you can't simply walk down the hall to discuss strategies and objectives with your employees, you can use these five tips to more effectively manage your team. 

5 ways busy teachers stay energized

Instead of loading up on another latte, try one of these natural strategies for staying energized.  

8 Brilliant Ways to De-stress Immediately

To get rid of the stress in your life, here are eight brilliant and easy ways to start.

Age-old advice for young leaders

If you're a young leader, check out this sage advice. 

Avoiding burnout working at a domestic violence shelter

To avoid experiencing burnout while working at a domestic violence shelter, follow these five tips.

Being the best leader you can be

Here are a few helpful suggestions for becoming the best leader you can be.

Best Online CDA Classes for Diversity

Best Online CDA Classes for Diversity TrainingIf you are working on your Child Development Associate (CDA) credential™, you may need to take some diversity classes. This young generation of children is more diverse than any generation before them, and regardless of where you live, you are going to bump into some diversity.

Book Recommendations for Early Childhood Educators

Reading (or listening to) books is a great way to continue learning to learn. We asked our instructional design team to tell us their favorite books for educators. These books are great for parents, teachers, caregivers, and directors.

Bringing your support group together

If you are struggling to create cohesion in your support group, ask yourself how are you handling conflict and communication in your group.

Build Your CDA® Professional Portfolio to Earn or Renew Your CDA®

One of the requirements of earning or renewing your CDA is creating a CDA professional portfolio. To get help creating this, check out these tips and ideas.

Can you become an adaptable leader?

Here are two ways to become a more adaptable leader.

CDA Renewal Course for Difficult Behavior

ProSolutions Training offers many CDA renewal courses. One of the courses available is our Creating Positive Outcomes from Problematic Behaviors course.

CDA Renewal Helps You Develop As A Young Leader

Being a young leader is difficult, so here are a few pieces of advice for developing in your leadership role.

CDA Training to be a Professional Leader in the Classroom

CDA training can help prepare you to internalize and uphold the values of being a professional in the classroom. Here are a couple of areas to help you.

CDA® Gold Standard Training Certificate Awarded to ProSolutions Training

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ProSolutions Training today received the national Council for Professional Recognition's new CDA® Gold Standard Training Certification at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The Council for Professional Recognition (the Council) has been working to improve the quality of early childhood education for children from birth to five in the United States and worldwide.

CDA® Renewal Checklist

To help teachers stay up to date with the CDA credential, the Council for Professional Recognition is making the renewal process easier than ever through its temporary CDA Renewal amnesty program. 

Child Care Training and Tips for Self-Care

Job burnout is an all-too-common occurrence in child care workplaces. Online child care training courses can help prepare you to overcome workplace burnout.

Choosing a career in early childhood education

Once you've made the decision to pursue a career in early childhood education, consider these career opportunities. 

Conflict resolution strategies for social service workplaces

To avoid or solve workplace conflicts, here are two strategies social service professionals might want to try.

Dear my younger self: Here's key leadership advice you should know

Here are two pieces of leadership advice you may wish you could tell your younger self.

Drawing the line between coaching and criticism

Learn to coach without the criticism.

Five Qualities you Need to Excel in An CDA Early Childhood Education Program

Do you have the qualities it takes to earn your CDA in early childhood education? If you are inspired to lead children in the classroom Prosolutions Training has the resources to begin your CDA training!

Five ways to improve workplace happiness and satisfaction

To improve happiness and satisfaction at your workplace, follow these five tips. 

Getting over those first-day jitters

Don't let the first-day jitters get you down and follow this advice to be the best preschool teacher you can be!

Have any of these leadership myths fooled you?

Here are a few dispelled myths about being a great leader!

How can I keep track of my CEUs?

In this article, we'll discuss what CEU units are, and how you can keep track of them.

How childcare training courses can prepare you to make an effective home visit

ProSolution’s Training offers approved online child care training classes for child care providers, teachers and directors. Check us out now to see listed classes.

How do I become an early childhood education instructor?

If you enjoy working with children, a career as an early childhood education instructor might be right for you. 

How do I earn my CDA®?

In this article, we discuss how to earn your Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™.

How educators can manage change in their institutions

Change is inevitable in education and leadership should know the best way to implement these new procedures.

How long before I renew my CDA?

In this article, we will discuss how long your CDA certification lasts, as well as the renewal criteria.

How to become more productive

To maximize your productivity in the new year, here are a few tips.

How to hold meaningful home visits with children

To be ready for your first home visit, here are a couple of thoughts to keep in mind.

How to make a lesson plan

To organize the materials and topics you plan to introduce in a way that will best to help your students learn, start by creating an effective lesson plan.

How to respond to victims of domestic violence

To support your clients suffering from domestic violence, consider these two pieces of advice.

Preparing for CDA Renewal

You can take care of your CDA renewal easily and conveniently online with ProSolutions Training. Here's what you need to know to keep your credential active.

Transform Into A Better Leader With Online Child Care Training

ProSolutions Training offers classes that will allow you to earn your national Child Development Associate (CDA) certification online and achieve your career goals as a teacher or child care professional.

Why Leadership Development Matters

ProSolutions Training offers tips on 5 areas you can develop to take your center to the next level.It’s a big responsibility to provide a high-quality learning environment. You know how important it is for children to receive the care they need for healthy development. Every staff member must dedicate their time and skills into creating this nurturing environment.
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Job Options You Can Use With Your CDA Certificate
Enroll in our child development classes online to achieve your CDA certification.
Looking and acting like a leader
Here are a couple of tips for how to act and look like a leader through body language.
Love your job so your employees can love theirs
Check out these tips to stay engaged in your leadership role. 
Maintaining confidentiality as a child care professional
Here are a few steps you can take to ensure that you do not violate any confidentiality regulations as a child care professional. 
Major indications you need to change your leadership style
Here are a few questions to ask yourself about whether or not your leadership style needs a change.
Online Child Care Training Courses to Improve Communication
Communication is key, especially in fields like eary child care and education. It's important to be able to speak with parents and your coworkers in a clear, respectful way. Communication is critical for ensuring that a team works to the best of its ability, especially in the sometimes chaotic environment of early child care. Childcare training courses are helpful in teaching and reminding us of ways to improve and enhance communications.
Own your next presentation with show-stopping confidence
Nail your next presentation with confidence. 
ProSolutions Training earns CDA® Gold Standard Training Certificate
As an early childhood educator, you want to ensure that you receive quality training. 
Recognizing the symptoms of child abuse
As a child care provider, you are well-placed to notice signs of child abuse and may need to act on your suspicions to help ensure the safety of your students. 
Social media guidelines for early childhood education instructors
Though an increasing number of schools and districts are adopting social media policies for teachers in their employ, sometimes the line between appropriate and inappropriate social media behavior isn't black and white. 
Speaking like a confident leader
Be straightforward, inspiring and don't be afraid of tough issues to speak like a confident leader.
Starting Your Career With Early Childhood Training Online
ProSolutions Training offers early childhood training online for early childhood educators, CDA classes and CDA renewal.
Strategies to focus and stop interruptions at work
Manage work interruptions with these tips. 
The Five Things You Need To Achieve Well-Being Today
It's important to focus on well-being during times of stress. Online child care training courses can help you stay well.
Tips for tweeting teachers
If you are an educator who wants to connect with fellow teachers and share insights about the field you are passionate about, try getting on Twitter. Here are a few suggestions on how to best utilize this social media platform.
What does it really mean to be a great leader?
Here are a few considerations about what good leaders are and what they are not.
What is involved in the CDA renewal process?
In this article, we offer a summary of the steps in the CDA Renewal process.
What is the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential?
If you're pursuing a career in early childhood education, completing a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential should be one of your first steps.   
What to do when it is difficult to lead
Don't let hard times ruin your good leadership streak and follow these two pieces of advice about how to lead when times are hard.
What You Can Learn During CDA Training
Whether you take CDA training courses to earn or renew your credential, you can also learn a lot of key skills that will benefit you in the classroom.
What You Can Learn During CDA Training
Whether you take CDA training courses to earn or renew your credential, you can also learn a lot of key skills that will benefit you in the classroom.
Why Take CDA Classes Online
Why Take CDA Classes Online? The Child Development Associate Credential™ can be a great first step if you're thinking about a career in the preschool classroom. Getting this credential helps to ensure that you meet state and national requirements, and it ensures that you have the skills you need to be successful with a group of young children.Although you can get your CDA credential in person, you may want to consider the advantages of taking CDA classes online.
Working with teens who have experienced violence
Teen violence is a serious problem that is difficult to approach in social service work. Here are warning signs and what you can do to help the youth you serve.