Professional Development

We Are All Lifelong Learners

The Montelores Early Childhood Council is committed to helping early childhood professionals acquire the necessary abilities to create and implement high-quality early care environments; and to provide the supports needed to be successful in their careers. Learn about some of the basics of professional development on this page.

Credentials, Competencies, and Qualifications: Click here to read about Colorado’s revised EC Professional Credential, and Competency Demonstration System currently being developed.

Financial Assistance: To learn about ways to pay for college and other education opportunities, click here.

Educational Opportunities: To learn about local trainings and educational opportunities, click here.

Professional Portfolio: Click here to read about the benefits of a professional portfolio and Individual Professional Development Plan.

Professional Organizations: Click here to read reasons why joining professional organizations is good for your career, as well as links to organizations to consider.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Click here to learn more and apply for travel stipends to attend professional development trainings.

Already have a Bachelor’s degree but want to continue your studies in early childhood? Click here to learn more and apply for a fiscal stipend to help with the expense of post-BA coursework. This opportunity is provided by a grant from the El Pomar Foundation.