Professional Development and Trainings 

New York State-Sponsored Training

The Early Intervention Learning Network (EILN) is sponsored by the Just Kids Early Childhood Learning Center with funding from the NYS Department of Health Bureau of Early Intervention (NYS BEI). The goal of the EILN is to provide high-quality, face-to-face trainings for EIP providers on approved early intervention topics relevant to working with infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.

The NYS BEI Provider Agreement requires that service coordination providers participate in the introductory service coordination training session sponsored by the NYS Department of Health.

Early Intervention Learning Network (EILN)

Implementing Family-Centered Practices Training Modules

To assist providers in learning about family-centered best practices, the NYC EIP has developed five on-line modules to support staff professional development.

The NYC BEI thanks Dr. Dathan D. Rush (Ed.D., CCC-SLP) and Dr. M’Lisa Shelden (PT, Ph.D.), national experts on family-centered and coaching best practices, for their review of the content.

Important notes before you begin the on-line training: To optimally view the modules and print out the five certificates, it is recommended that all participants:

  • Use only the Internet Explorer browser to complete the training and print the certificates
  • When in the Internet Explorer browser, check off “Print background colors and images” under “Page set up”
  • If there are any questions about the modules, please email

Professional Development and Continuing Education Units

Once you have completed each learning module and scored 100% on each module’s quiz, you will earn a certificate, which you must print out and save.  The five certificates total nine professional development hours. Each participant should complete all five modules.

Physical Therapists: NYPTA has approved the Implementing Family-Centered Practices modules for continuing education units (CEUs). Email the completed Course Evaluation Form for NYPTA CEUs (PDF) and a copy of the five certificates to in order for NYPTA to issue CEUs.

Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapist Assistants: NYC BEI has been approved by the NYS State Education Department Office of the Professions as a sponsor of continuing education.  When you are about to print your certificate for each module, please click on the button for Occupational Therapy to receive a certificate that includes a sentence that NYC BEI is an approved sponsor of continuing education for Occupational Therapy.

Social Workers, Early Childhood Special Educators, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Service Coordinators:  Other disciplines may use their certificates to fulfil their annual training requirements as specified by the NYS Department of Health Bureau of Early Intervention Provider Agreement.  When you are about to print your certificate, click on the “Other” button after each quiz.

Other NYC BEI professional development and quality initiatives include our Structured Technical Assistance for supervisors and quality assurance managers and our current academic partnerships with Brooklyn College, Hunter College, Queens College, and the SUNY Downstate Occupational Therapy Program. For more information on these programs, contact us at: