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Professional Development and Continuing Education

ESD 112 offers professional development and continuing education classes for the PreK–Third Grade Community of professionals working with children and families. Topics address WA State Core Competencies for Early Learning Professionals and School Age Professionals. Classes are instructed by experts in the field who are Washington State approved trainers. Courses include the following topics:


Spring/Summer 2018 Schedule of Classes

Join us to network and build community among fellow early childcare directors, and earn professional development STARS credits.

From the Inside Out: The Power of Reflection and Self–Awareness.

These classes focus on:

  • Developing a better sense of self
  • Invites you to reflect on how your experiences shape your present
  • Learn the importance of self–reflection
  • Clarify your purpose and passions around professional fulfillment

Meets the last Thursday of the month at 6:30 – 8:30 pm Location: ESD 112

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Part One: 3/13/18
Part Two: 4/17/18

Time: All Classes 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Location: ESD 112 – Longview

To Register: Call Luis at (360) 952–3358

ALL CLASSES 6:00 – 9:00 pm Location: ESD 112

The following class is targeted for child care center directors and family child care primary providers. Participants must work in facilities that have registered for Early Achievers participation.

ALL CLASSES Location: ESD 112

Upcoming Classes

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On-Site Training

Let us come to you! Your time. Your Place. Your Training.

Convenient for you and your staff

  • Schedule when and where it works for you. Trainings can take place onsite or at ESD 112.
  • Receive a customized professional development plan and meet with your personal coach to practice strategies and next steps.

Affordable rates

  • $100 per hour of training with a minimum of 2 hours – $10 per hour per person for 30 staff
  • Purchase 5 days of training for your program at a discount: $1000 for 10 hours of training – meet your required continuing education hours for the year at only $100 per hour of training

Family Child Care

Providers may coordinate a group to fund the cost of training. ESD can provide space and materials for training. Trainings can be held on Saturdays or in the evening during non-business hours.

Child Care and Preschool Centers

Training can be provided at your site and held during in-service days, Saturdays, or in the evenings.


About Your Trainers

Tracy Collins
Tracy Collins
Tracy Collins comes to the field with a love for working with children and families. Tracy has over 30 years of experience in the field of early childhood education and has worked in a wide variety of settings. Tracy earned advanced degrees in Early Childhood Education/Child Development and Human Development and Psychology. Tracy taught in early childhood education programs in Massachusetts, Texas, and Maine, returning to the Pacific Northwest in 2014. In addition to her love of young children, Tracy is an avid fan of dogs and volunteers in the early childhood program at Oregon Museum of Science (OMSI).
Shaunene Edwards
Shaunene Edwards
Shaunene Edwards joins ESD 112 with 29 years of teaching experience, including special education, bilingual/dual language programs, and adult education. She earned Bachelor’s degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education, and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Prior to her work as a trainer for ESD 112, Shaunene served as a bilingual Family Service Worker for Early Head Start as well as the ECEAP preschool program. Shaunene is originally from Las Vegas, NV, but she and her family have enjoyed making Washington their home since 2012. In addition to her passion for all things education–related, Shaunene is a proud grandma, a health coach, and a church choir director.


Who to Contact

Samantha Stevens

Relationship Based Professional Development Manager


Phone: 360-952-3361


Luis Pascual

Bilingual Secretary I


Phone: 360-952-3358


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