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Alert: The in-person event has been cancelled and we are looking at how we might be able to offer virtual options. More information to come.

You can register for the virtual event here.

Please join us for the

Summer Institute

The Early Childhood Summer Institute is a free professional development opportunity that offers two-to-four day course options focusing on topics related to working with children birth to kindergarten.

Oregon Registry Credit will be available for all courses.

Some courses will offer Western Oregon University Continuing Education Credit.

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the Courses

We offer a week full of courses that focus on early childhood, early literacy, social and emotional learning, and more. See the full course list.

the instructors

Our instructors are early childhood practitioners, professors, and leaders in care, teaching, and learning for young children.

the location

Central Oregon Community College (COCC) is a beautiful campus, nestled in the tall pine trees of Bend, Oregon. Come explore the campus and the city of Bend.

the courses

Course topics include Equity and Diversity in Early Literacy, Provider Wellness, and Critical Paradigm Shifts for Multicultural Education, Collaborative Problem Solving, Practice Based Coaching, LEAP, Universal Design Learning, Oregon Registry Online, Facilitating Attuned Interactions, Expansion-Preschool Promise/OPK and Early Head Start.

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We have a team of educators at the Oregon Department of Education and High Desert Education Service District who are ready to help.