ECCOE Workshops and Training


The Early Childhood Center of Excellence (ECCOE) offers many workshops and training for early childhood educators. Please contact us if you are interested in specialized training through ECCOE.

Institute for Innovative Family Programs

The Institute for Innovative Family Programs (IIFP) offers trainings and programs for professionals and leaders serving families with young children. Ongoing training and customized training for early childhood professionals is available.

First Born® and More
2nd Annual Virtual Home Visiting Symposium
Thursday, April 6 – Friday, April 14.

Join us for a week of thought provoking and relevant presentations about Home Visiting with an Equity Lens. This series of 9 sessions over 6 days will feature local and national speakers on a range of topics that impact our families, our communities, and our work in home visiting. All sessions require registration and are FREE. We hope you can join us live! For registered participants, recordings will be available if you miss a session.

Keynote Speaker: Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, international presenter and author of Trauma Stewardship will speak on Individual and Collective Sustainability in the Face of Trauma.

For more information on individual sessions and to register, please click here.

Early Childhood Mentor Network Workshops

SFCC is the Taos/Santa Fe Early Childhood Mentor Network (ECMN) spoke for the state-wide early childhood mentor network. ECMN is dedicated to supporting teachers as leaders and creating networks of peer support and excellence. This spring, we are offering the following professional development workshops to early childhood mentors and teachers:

Deepening our Nature Inquiry in Early Childhood

March 4th and May 6th, 2023
10:00 am-12:30 pm
Randall Davey Audubon Center
Santa Fe, NM
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Participants will explore ways to engage with young children using natural materials and exploring the natural environment. Attendance at both sessions is required. This workshop will be facilitated by Juliet Staveley. Registration is required.

Register Here

Social Emotional Learning with Loose Parts

Saturday, April 29, 2023
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Imagine Children’s Museum
Taos, NM
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Participants will learn and play at the Imagine Children’s Museum in Taos, NM. Educators will explore how to support social emotional development in young children by actively engaging them in play with loose parts and materials. This workshop will be facilitated by Taylor Etchemendy.
Registration is required, space is limited.

Register Here before April 14, 2023

Previous Workshops 2023:

Dance for Joy: A Creative Movement Curriculum; March 2023

Side by Side: Working Together to Engage Children in Art; February 2023

Previous Workshops 2022:

Nature-Based Inquiry in Early Childhood Workshops: Facilitating Outdoor Play in the 4 Seasons 2021-2022

Nature-Based Inquiry in Early Childhood Workshops: Wondering in Nature with Young Children: March 3rd and April 7th, 2022

Shinrin Yoku Forest Walk: March 19, 2022