Training Library for Early Learning Professionals


The professional development training library connects early learning professionals to online training opportunities. Some of the links on this page belong to partner organizations and may require you to create an account with them.


Before you start using this training library:

  • These classes are not offered for STARS credit unless indicated. If you would like to take an online class for STARS credit, please register at the DEL Training Portal.
  • If you are an Early Achievers participant and are working on Level 2 trainings, please create an account on the Child Care Aware training website.
  • If you are looking for STARS training, please search the MERIT training list.
  • For more information about Early Achievers, click here.
  • Be sure your computer or smart device has the latest version of the Flash player plugin. Chrome and Firefox browsers are preferable when using training modules on this site.

The training categories align with the Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Professionals content areas:

  • Child Growth and Development
  • Learning Environment and Curriculum
  • Health, Safety and Nutrition
  • Interactions with Children
  • Professional Development and Leadership


Child Growth and Development 

Brain Development and Executive Function

Development milestones


Learning Environment and Curriculum 

Environment Rating Scales (ERS)


Health, Safety and Nutrition 

Links for the Early Achievers Health online module:

These four FREE online modules were developed by the University of Washington Center for Public Health Nutrition:

Safe Sleep Training available now: *NEW*

  1. Create an account and log in by completing the registration information.
  2. Click on the Course Catalog which will take you to Annual Continuing Education Courses (STARS Classes).
  3. Use the drop down box to locate the Safe Sleep training and get started.

Resources for Safe Sleep Course:


Interactions with Children