Workforce and Professional Development

State of the Early Learning Workforce

Over the last 30 years, there has been a growing demand for Early Care and Education (ECE) services – both in homes and in centers – for families of all socioeconomic backgrounds. The field of ECE has faced significant challenges in attracting and maintaining the skilled, diverse and stable workforce that’s needed to nurture our youngest children. Child360 joins friends and partners in support of increasing the opportunities for professional growth and compensation; and attracting more individuals to the early learning workforce.


Exceptional Populations Training

As part of our continued efforts to expand and grow the early learning workforce, Child360 offers training around Exceptional Populations: children with exceptional needs such as disability, developmental delay, homelessness, incarcerated parents and children of color—who are at greater risk of suspension. These training institutes provide educators with comprehensive methods to support these children through trauma-informed care, cultural competency, child advocacy and an understanding of the IEP process.

For more information, please call 213.416.1819 or email services@child360.org


Professional Development

Child360 offers a wide range of services that support your personal goals. Our Professional Development Specialists assist teachers and providers in actualizing high quality practices and increasing qualifications, which lead to elevated early learning experiences for our youngest learners.

Site-Level Support

  • Permit application clinics
  • Specialized workshops
  • Stipend resources

Individual Advisement

  • Individual professional development plan
  • Professional growth advisement
  • Professional portfolio development
  • Transcript review
  • Stipend advisement
  • Eligibility for LA County ECE Stipend Programs


If you are a provider or educator and would like to learn more about how to take advantage of Child360 services for Professional Development, please contact 213.416.1943 or workforcedevelopment2@child360.org.


Early educators’ skills, knowledge, and well-being are inseparable from the quality of children’s early learning experiences.
Marcy Whitebook - Director of Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (2016)