I have developed Online Preschool Workshops because as Early Childhood Educators, we are busy: busy planning and preparing and lesson planning and, most importantly, busy spending time with our preschoolers! That is why I have developed these online preschool workshops.
Most states/provinces require preschool teachers to participate in a set number of in-service clock hours of training each school or calendar year and many states approve online preschool workshops.
As an early childhood educator and director, I know how difficult it is to find affordable workshops as well as to find the time to participate in them!
This page will contain online workshops that may help you meet your in-service requirements* in the comfort of your own home! You can take the entire current school year to complete them!
*If you are taking these workshops to meet annual in-service requirements, please click here for information regarding state approval.
Who Can Participate in These Workshops?
These online preschool workshops are for anyone who wants to learn more about these topics and grow in the early childhood field. I have received several emails asking if these workshops are available for those who live outside of the United States. Yes, they are! Anyone is welcome to purchase and participate in them.
How do these workshops work?
Once you have registered, your workshop will be delivered to your email.
The workshops are self-study, meaning you complete the assignments in your own time! You have 1 year from the time you register for the workshop to complete it.
The workshops are Powerpoint presentations in a PDF format.
Read the workshop and complete the assignments in the workshop and email them to me as you complete them.
After all assignments are completed and submitted, request your Completion Certificate.
Within one week of submitting your assignments and certificate request, you will receive feedback on your assignments and receive your certificate.*
The certificate will be dated and will state the number of clock hours you have earned.
How do I register for a workshop?
To register for a workshop:
1. Click the link of the workshop you want to participate in
2. Register and pay for the workshop.
3. The workshop will be delivered to the email address you use when registering!
Do They Qualify in YOUR State for in-service training hours?
This will depend on your state. Some state licensing divisions require pre-approval of workshops before they can be counted toward your state’s “in-service” or “clock” hours for training.
Unfortunately, each state has its own application process that is based on their most current regulations divisions. If your state requires that trainings must be submitted to them for approval before counting them toward your required hours, then my workshops will not count.
Please give due diligence to your state’s regulations surrounding in-service hours and how/if online trainings qualify. It is up to you to check with your Director and/or State Licensing Division to determine if this type of workshop qualifies toward your required hours.
What have teachers said about these workshops?
Click here to read testimonials and comments from teachers who have taken the workshops.
Children are naturally curious about the world around them and investigate it through their senses and their language.
This workshop will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to create opportunities to help preschool children develop the 7 science process skills in all preschool interest learning centers.
In this workshop you will:
Learn how to set up a Science Interest Center in a preschool classroom.
Learn to plan informal and formal science learning activities.
Learn the basic process skills that children discover through science activities.
Become familiar with the general science areas.
Learn ways to implement science throughout your classroom.
Begin writing a science based theme for your classroom.
Science Workshop Preview:
Purchase Science In the Preschool Classroom Workshop
Math In The Preschool Classroom
Math in the Preschool Classroom
Clock Hours: 4 $20.00 (USD) Purchase Math Workshop:
Children use math all day long!
During every activity from counting the steps they climb, to sorting
blocks and stating “there are more red ones”, to separating the carnivores from
the herbivores (for the dinosaurs’ own safety of course!), children are using
Knowing the math skills your preschoolers are developing and should be developing will help you plan math across your curriculum and
throughout your classroom.
In this workshop you will:
the basic math process skills that preschoolers develop through math
how teachers have traditionally presented math to preschoolers and how you can
do so in a developmentally appropriate way.
how to assess your current students’ math skills.
how to set up a Math Interest Area in your classroom.
math activities to implement throughout your classroom.
math activities for each interest center in your own classroom.
I learned so much from this wonderful workshop! I am excited to get back to work to implement the new activities I’ve planned and evaluate my students based on my new understanding of the preschool math skills!
"I just got done taking Science in the Preschool Classroom. And boy did it help me reevaluate my science area and the activities I was doing. It was a great workshop that will help to not only understand what and how your children are learning from the different sciences but how to plan a whole classroom theme around a type of science. I loved the workshop and love the website." --Jessica S.
This is absolutely AWESOME! GREAT JOB!!!! I a so proud of you and all you have done with Preschool Plan-it and now this great workshop!
--Peg Kelly from www.wellnesswithpeg.com
Thank you again. I love this workshop. It is helping me to really think about what I do each day and how it fits in to the science category. --Diane B., Canada
I enjoyed taking this class. It really got me thinking about numerous other ways I could incorporate Science into our daily schedule. --Amanda R.
Thank you for this workshop. I’ve never done anything like this online before, but after completing this, I would be MOST willing and interested in taking another workshop from you. I thought it well organized and informative. Quite frankly, I would rather participate in another of your workshops than attend some of the preschool conferences that seem to be out there these days. After 24 years of teaching, I really, really try to find new and fresh ideas and ways to implement them in class and quite frankly, I walk away from a lot of these thinking, “Been there, done that, got the t-shirt,” and felt like my time spent was completely wasted (as do my fellow teachers of comparable years in school). I realize that many of the workshops are geared to the beginning teachers, and that is good. Many of the physical workshops out there do not require much of you in the way of effort in thought on the subject matter. Again, I thought what you offered was excellent. Thank you!
I also appreciated your feedback on what I put out there—I realize that after so many years, I do need reminders of how to go about some things. I do need to encourage more questions, and sincerely try. Our “instructional time” is not just geared to the centers/art time or group time. We talk all the time with the kids, listen and try to encourage questions as much as possible. One of the reasons (in addition to loving the kiddos and the ladies I teach with) that I’ve remained at our preschool is that it truly is an excellent mixture of being a play based preschool with a good balance of the academic experiences and offerings.
My husband, who completed his masters in Aeronautical Science two years ago, commented that often he had found that many of his on-line courses were more challenging and required much more of him than those he attended physically, and I would say your course fit into that description.
--Deborah F., Marietta, GA
Thank you so much for this workshop. I really enjoyed it. It made me think about how I can use this very useful information in my classroom.
I have truly enjoyed your Science workshop and I thank you so much for all your feedback from both classes! The assignments help teachers really think about how they present math and science in the classroom because when it comes down to it, its all about presentation and what interests the kids that will help them learn and grow.
I hope you don't mind me using you as a reference person should I have any questions in the classroom or need suggestions for activities or centers! Thanks again for all your help and advice. If any of my fellow co-workers and/or friends who are teachers are in need of in-service hours, I will certainly direct them to your classes!
Hey there! Welcome to Preschool Plan It! I’m Cheryl, a preschool teacher of over 20 years.
I KNOW, I know, you spend hours of time developing your preschool themes, activities and preschool lesson plans each week. You are commited to planning preschool themes and activities that are engaging hands-on, interactive, fun AND meet the goal of supporting each child’s level of growth and development.
I am commited to providing you, the preschool teacher, with everything you need to develop preschool lesson plans and preschool activities for your classroom all in one place!
You’ll receive a weekly email with planning tips and teaching ideas. You'll also receive (on the 1st of each month) a free theme starter pack with some printables and activity ideas to get you started planning a theme!