Professional Development and Training: Institute for Early Learning


The Office for Children's Institute for Early Learning offers classes for the child care community to help ensure child care that is safe, healthy, and contributes to children's overall success. Our classes also help meet the training requirements child care professionals need to maintain their license or permit.

The Office for Children's Institute for Early Learning registration process takes place six times per year (February, April, June, August, October and December). Registration for professional development classes for early childhood educators will be available at 7:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each registration month for classes that begin the following two months. IFEL staff will be available to respond to email and phone inquiries between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on the evening that registration begins every other month.  

Read more about the registration process.

Family Child Care Providers

If you are a family child care provider, you can enroll in six IFEL courses throughout the year and you can also enroll in six Child Care Business Workshops

Child Care Center Staff

If you work in a child care center or preschool, you can enroll in six IFEL courses throughout the year. Up to five staff from the same center or preschool may enroll in the same course or workshop.

Contact Us

If you have questions, you can contact the Institute for Early Leaning in these ways:

  • Call 703-324-3044 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  • Email the training office.
  • Visit 12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 920, Fairfax, VA 22035.

Institute for Early Learning
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 January & February Classes

 March & April Classes

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