DC/MD/VA Training


Foundations for Families offers high quality training and professional development opportunities for early childhood educators (0-8) in the DC metro area.

Our dynamic training is engaging, affordable and convenient, and we will bring it to you. We offer trainings in English and Spanish.

We book up quickly for federal holidays and the last week in August. If you need training on these days, please schedule well in advance.

To learn more about our training and professional development services, please contact

Amy Augenblick, Executive Director

our training goes above and beyond the basics for licensure

  • Biting: Prevention, Tools and Intentional Response with Compassion and Understanding
  • Building Strong Family Partnerships
  • Communication and Teambuilding for Teaching Teams: Increasing Teamwork through Understanding
  • Dyslexia in Preschoolers: An Overview for ECE Educators
  • Early Intervention: The Role of the Early Childhood Educator in Empowering Parents
  • Family Style Dining
  • Music and Movement for 0-5
  • Positive Guidance
  • Teambuilding in the ECE Setting: Increasing Teamwork through Understanding

Professional development strengthens your child care center

  • Annual Board Training for Child Development Parent Boards of Directors
  • NAEYC Accreditation Preparation
  • CLASS Observations and Mentoring
  • New Director Coaching
I enjoyed the role playing. It gave us a chance to laugh! CHILDREN’S HOUSE MONTESORRI

training participant

I learned ways to be genuine, show respect and empathy. FINGERPRINTS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

training participant

I learned that although the people you work with may be different we can all complement each other. FINGERPRINTS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

training participant


training participant

I learned that transitions really do take up a lot of our time every day so I really need to plan for them to run more smoothly. ST. ANTHONY’S DAY SCHOOL

training participant

I enjoyed the entire training and would not change a thing.  It was very helpful in a lot of areas. THURGOOD MARSHALL CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

training participant

Sign Up to hear from us!

Promoting excellence in early childhood education to support families and strengthen communities.

You have Successfully Subscribed!