The changing landscape of the American educational experience demands that child care professionals are highly trained in a variety of topics that extend beyond the basics of child development, positive guidance and early literacy. Children are impacted by advancements in technology, diversity in family structure and, unfortunately a gamut of traumatic events—and child care professionals need to be able to engage in developmentally appropriate ways to nurture and nourish this generation of young children. 

With that in mind, here is a list of professional development topics that ECE teachers are studying today (that they might not have explored 10 years ago).

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