Professional Development 

According to the Society for Human Resources Management, nearly one-half of HR professionals (48%) indicate that training existing employees is the most effective recruiting strategy for hard-to-fill positions at their organization. Did you know that employees stay in a position when they are mentored, challenged, involved, valued and empowered? So why is it that many early childhood programs invest so little in their employees' ongoing professional development? The fact is, many of the operational issues within centers, schools, agencies or nonprofit organizations can be traced back to the lack of employee training. 

At Better Futures, we strive to leverage professional development as an opportunity for staff to reflect and recharge their batteries. Our trainings provide a "safe space" for them to connect with one another as staff, learn new skills and ultimately build a pool of internal talent inside your organization, which is of value to the entire organization.  Furthermore, custom training ensures that each session is built on current research and effective business practices, in an effort to guide and educate those who care for and about young children, toward effectiveness and fidelity. Our hands-on approach begins with understanding your "why". 

  • Fully customizable courses to maximize staff engagement and adult learning

  • Courses available in hourly or multi-day formats

  • Individual certificates for successful course completion

  • Live courses available for groups of 10 - 100

  • Courses approved by many states for clock hours

  • Satisfaction surveys at the conclusion of each course

  • Technical assistance and customer support 


  •   Skills-based interactive content that supports adult learners

  • Host courses on-site (your school) or at a designated location of your choice

  • Course presentation equipment & materials are provided at no extra cost

  • Courses designed for all competency levels within an Early Childhood  Education organization  


"The content was relevant as there will be an influx of families to this area. The training I participated in got to what was needed to take programs to the next level and to begin to think like a business owner who is looking to make a profit. "

Shelley Keith,  M. Ed   |  TA Specialist for Early Childhood Education Programs 

"Great team make the dream work!!! Very Professional and Knowledgeable.              I love the small  setting and can't wait to have one-on-one time. Thanks "

Anita Miller, Owner  |  NAFCC Accredited Home

"After attending your training at the DC OSSE Summit 2019, it made me go and review a few prior financial statements before my unexpected closure and I was shocked. I was making less then 18%.  Thank you."

Ruth Thompson, Owner  |  Center Based Program