Professional Development & Training

A Race to the Top Early Childhood Mental Health Early Learning Challenge Grant

PEP Professional Development & Training helps early childhood professionals gain access to coordinated professional development opportunities and on-going supports that build their knowledge, competencies and skills for working with young children. Care givers of children considered high need defined by low income, diagnosis of disability and/or English Language Learners can access this service. Participating sites must be publically funded and participating (or expressing intent to participate) in Ohio’s Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System.

Training and consultation focuses on two portions of the Ohio Early Learning Development Standards – Social-Emotional Development and Approaches to Learning. The central goal is to help professionals gain the necessary skills to observe, assess, reflect, plan and implement strategies that will prepare children for success in school and life.

Funding originates from the Federal Government and comes to Ohio through Ohio Department of Education to Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services then flow through the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County to PEP.

James G. Flynn
Early Childhood Plus
3100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
216-361-8600 (fax)