Online Courses

Our online courses help people who work with young children and their families hone their skills and gain new insights into child development. Because we are an applied research center, our instructors understand how to translate the latest research into actionable practice for professionals.

See our spring/summer 2024 schedule at a glance.

Our courses

RIOS™ 1: Using the RIOS™ Framework for Reflective Supervision

RIOS™ 2: Advanced Reflective Supervision Using the RIOS™ Framework

RIOS™ 3: Extending the Reflective Supervisor’s Growth and Capacity through the RIOS™ Framework


  • Earn continuing education credits or clock hours. Clock hours range from 10 to 84 per course.
  • Low cost per clock hour of instruction. Our courses cost just $11 to $22 per clock hour. Compare that to around $30 per clock hour–the average rate for most early childhood professional development.
  • Learn on your own time, wherever you are. Access to course materials is provided 24/7 throughout the session. Some courses include real-time video conferencing, but most activities are asynchronous. Note: Courses include homework assignments with weekly deadlines; these are not self-paced courses.
  • Instructor-led online courses. Our instructors interact with participants, share their expertise, and provide feedback. Whether online or face-to-face, research shows instructor-led courses are the most effective way to gain new knowledge and skills.
  • Get to know your peers. Past participants have told us that gaining a community of practice is one of the most valuable aspects of our online courses.

Please contact Deborah Ottman.

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I am not a tech person and have never done an on-line course; this was my first experience! It was a breeze getting through everything…very user friendly!!

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