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Professional Development for All

PD for All is a series of free professional development opportunities open to all early childhood professionals who serve young children, birth through Grade 3. The series introduces leading-edge research and innovative practices and also gives participants the opportunity to come together and learn from one another. 

2022-23 PD for All Series – Building and Sustaining Powerful Partnerships With Families


With the 2022-23 spring Professional Development for All (PD for All) series, the Buffett Institute is reinventing its PD for All format to focus on digital and "bite-sized learning" (also known as microlearning) that meets the needs and time constraints of busy early educators. Instead of daylong in-person gatherings, activities include videos, interactive Twitter chats, and infographics that are easily accessible and available on demand.

Watch this short overview video to learn more about this new approach.

The 2022-23 PD for All series includes three sessions focusing on the theme of "Building and Sustaining Powerful Partnerships With Families."

The third and final session is "Widening the Circle of Support." Here's how to participate:

  • Watch the video. It features leaders from a children’s performing arts program, a community center, and a church, who will share show early educators and community organizations can work together on behalf of young children and families.
  • Using the hashtag #PDforAll, scroll through out two Twitter chats from June 13 and June 22. You can still chime in!
  • View infographic on strategies to widen the circle of support for young children and families. 

Materials are available from the first two sessions, "Building Trusting Relationships" and "Sustaining Partnerships by Advocating Together for Student Success." Here's how to participate:

Session 1

  • Watch the video. It includes interviews with Omaha-area early educators who share concrete strategies for forming deeper relationships with families.
  • Using the hashtag #PDforAll, scroll through our two Twitter chats from Feb. 2 and Feb. 16.
  • View infographic on trust-building strategies.

Session 2

  • Watch the video. It includes interviews with an Omaha early childhood educator, a parent, and an early childhood community coordinator.
  • Using the hashtag #PDforAll, scroll through our two Twitter chats from March 23 and April 6.
  • View infographic on partnership-sustaining strategies.

Participants can earn one clock hour for each Twitter chat attended, for a total of two clock hours per PD for All session. (There will be three sessions and six Twitter chats total.) To receive clock hours, participants must register, share their Twitter handle, and engage in the chat so attendance can be verified.



Click here for presentations, videos, and resources from our Professional Development for All events.


For more information about Professional Development for All, please contact Keshia Partridge-Nelson at

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