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HEO Course Descriptions

The Institute of Excellence at Palm Beach State College creates and designs high-quality, outcomes driven non-credit courses that are Palm Beach County Registry Approved and have gone through a quality assurance process.  All non-credit courses are developed using the backward design to ensure transfer of learning to the workplace and give opportunities for the early childhood professional to practice new skills in the training.

Student Tutorials

New Student Tutorials
Below is information to help you succeed as an online or in-class student.

Tutorial on how to become a student at Palm Beach State College Corporate and Continuing Education Program.

Tutorial on how to locate and register for Early Childhood training provided by the Institute of Excellence in Early Care and Education at Palm Beach State College.

Register for courses

Are you thinking about taking an online course? To find out if online learning is right for you, view a video that introduces you to online learning through the Institute of Excellence in Early Care and Education at Palm Beach State College.

Please note:

  • Unless otherwise indicated, students who enroll must have a working knowledge of the English language.
  • All students driving a motor vehicle on campus must obtain a Palm Beach State parking permit.

Blackboard Tutorials
Before enrolling in an online or hybrid course take a few minutes to read the Student Success Tips under the eLearning Department to make sure that online learning is right for you.

You will be most successful if you are knowledgeable about what it takes to successfully complete a hybrid or online course.

Other Educational Options

FIU Early Childhood Education: Early Childhood Development Track
FIU Online’s Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education is a fully online program that focuses on learning and development during the early childhood years. The undergraduate degree addresses the development of the whole child. You’ll learn about cognitive, language and social/emotional development of young children, as well as general and early education theory and practices.

Teachstone offers trainings for coaches, teachers and observers that improves the effectiveness of education by building a bridge between research and classrooms using the CLASS observation tool.

The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute provides information about current research of issues facing young children and families, resources for teachers and parents, and free videos and vignettes available online.

Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.

Early Childhood Investigations
Early Childhood Investigations offers free webinars to early childhood educators. The series is produced by Engagement Strategies, LLC., and presented by leading authors, experts, and leaders. Their goal is to allow you to participate in conference-quality training without leaving your home, classroom, or office.

FAU: Bachelor’s in Early Care and Education
The Bachelor in Early Care and Education (BECE) degree is designed to prepare teachers and related personnel for employment in the fields of child care and children’s services, working with young children from birth to age five. The BECE program is currently offered at the FAU Boca Raton campus.

ChildCare Education Institute
ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) specializes in providing online training and certificates, child care registry development, and administrative solutions for the early care and education industry. As a leading distance training provider in child care, CCEI offers professionals 100+ online child care training courses in English and Spanish to meet licensing, recognition program, and Head Start requirements.

Penn State Extension: Better Kid Care
Better Kid Care provides professional development to early-care and youth development professionals to improve the quality of their care and educational practices.

Walden University: Online Education Degrees
Walden University offers a wide variety of online education degree programs that can help Early Childhood Teachers take their career further while effecting positive change in the education field.

McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership
The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership offers a range of online professional development opportunities that can help early childhood administrators or leaders strengthen their leadership skills and drive organizational change.

Erikson Institute
Erikson Institute is an independent institution of higher education that prepares child development and family service professionals for leadership. Through its academic programs, applied research, and community service and engagement, Erikson advances the ability of practitioners, researchers, and decision makers to improve life for children and their families. Erikson’s distance learning programs offer the best preparation Early Childhood Teachers can get to teach and care for young children.

Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center (ECLKC)
Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center (ECLKC) is the official online information and resource site for Office of Head Start (OHS). It provides timely information, learning opportunities, and comprehensive resources to the Head Start and Early Head Start communities and others involved in early childhood education. The ECLKC e-Catalog offers professional development resources in a variety of formats. Program management teams and others may use them to create staff training and development opportunities. Depending upon your design, format and instructional objectives, these resources offer a centerpiece for creating your professional development experience.

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