Professional Growth Opportunities


Early care and education professionals provide a critical resource to working families and their young children. Through positive interactions, age-appropriate tools, techniques, and safe environments, high-quality child care programs provide infants, toddlers and other young children the opportunity to develop in healthy ways. To support these caregivers in this important work, it is important for them to receive continuous coach and peer support as well as professional development.

At ELRC Region 5, ACDHS and our partners at The Alliance for Infants and Toddlers and Trying Together want to support all early childhood professionals who seek to improve the quality of their work and their program. To assist with this, ELRC Region 5 has curated quality resources and opportunities from partners. More will be added in the near future.


Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU) 3

From the Center for Creativity to Social Studies, AIU3 has opportunities for continuous learning to meet the needs of any early childhood professional.


Offering Simple Interactions training, APOST can help providers and staff foster more positive adult-child interactions.

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Specializing in MAKER education, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh has courses and workshops to help providers support creativity in young learners.

Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Fostering sustainability in practice, The Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse will show you how to use existing loose parts already at your child care program to support fine motor skills development and other milestones.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

A variety of on-demand workshops can be scheduled at your program throughout the year with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Remake Learning

A national leader in learning, locate hundreds of local and national professional development opportunities with Remake Learning.

Trying Together

A premier provider of in-person and online professional growth opportunities for home, center, and school-based professionals, Trying Together partners with ACDHS to support all quality work for ELRC Region 5.

University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development (OCD)

Pitt’s OCD offers The P.R.I.D.E. program for families and providers to help Black children understand race and embrace their ethnicity and heritage.


PD Registry

Pennsylvania's state hub for online and in-person professional development opportunities, the PD Registry can help support your individual professional goals as a provider.

For more questions on professional growth opportunities for Allegheny County providers contact your Quality Coach at 412.350.3577.