Early Childhood Professional Development Courses

Essential Resources believes in learning.

We have over 20 years of experience publishing resources for the early childhood and care sector in New Zealand. We work alongside highly-experienced education professionals to create material that helps maximise children’s potential and gives educators the tools and strategies they need to make a difference.

Our online professional development courses are specifically designed for educators working in the early childhood education and care sector and for parents/carers and families. They focus on building and refreshing existing knowledge and skills and improving pedagogical practice.

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Essential Resources believes in learning.

We have over 20 years of experience publishing resources for the early childhood and care sector in New Zealand. We work alongside highly-experienced education professionals to create material that helps maximise children’s potential and gives educators the tools and strategies they need to make a difference.

Our online professional development courses are specifically designed for educators working in the early childhood education and care sector and for parents/carers and families. They focus on building and refreshing existing knowledge and skills and improving pedagogical practice.

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The online modules provide a wealth of info in a clear presentation that is easy to watch and be responsive to. They will fit perfectly into our hoped goals for staff for this year.

Glenys Jackson, Education Manager, NERPSA

Available Early Childhood Training

Foundations of Communication, Language and Literacy Course

  • A self-paced online professional development course
  • Focuses on six topics
  • Learning is reinforced with photographs, links, videos and reflective questions
  • Over four hours of course content
  • Supported by five related books
  • Priced from $595 plus GST

Cultural and Social Inclusion Course

  • A self-paced online professional development course
  • Four video modules
  • Over four hours of course content
  • Supported by four related books
  • Eight downloadable worksheets
  • Priced from $595 plus GST

Building Social and Emotional Skills and Wellbeing Course

  • A self-paced online professional development course
  • Four video modules
  • Over four hours of course content
  • Supported by four related books
  • Eight downloadable worksheets
  • Priced from $595 plus GST

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How to Teach Writing, Spelling and Grammar

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Building Social and Emotional Skills and Wellbeing

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Cultural and Social Inclusion

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Foundations of Communication, Language and Literacy