As a child caregiver, you’re always looking to improve your skills and develop yourself as a professional. However, receiving regular in-depth training can get expensive, but we’re here to help!

Where Can I Find Free Professional Development Resources?

For more than 30 years, Bright Horizons® has helped children discover their individual talents and strengths and become confident learners for life. Their child care center curriculum is fueled by experts who have education and experience in family social sciences, human development, early education, and child development. And because Bright Horizons is Sittercity’s parent company, you get free access to some of their expert-level resources!

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To get these resources, go to this page. In order to view the content, you’ll be asked for your name and email address. That’s it!

What Professional Development Resources Are Included?

Bright Horizons is focused on center care—child education in a classroom setting. While the context of these resources may reference a different work setting than what a nanny or babysitter might experience, the core information is still very relevant. Here are the free child care resources available:

  • Mealtime Tips For Toddlers (Video)
    With over 30 years in the ECE field, leader and trainer Robert Torrez has tips and ideas for creating joyful mealtime experiences with toddlers.
  • Guided Play (PDF)
    Explore practical tips about Guided Play in this 3-minute read.
  • Math in Action (Video)
    Math is everywhere. Leader and trainer Khya Tapp will help you discover ideas to create a math-rich learning environment.
  • Infant Language: Support Language Development (Video)
    Join leader and trainer Bhakti Bhatt and discover the many ways to support language development in young children.
  • Math Vocabulary Defined (PDF)
    Wondering what all those “math” words, such as seriation, ordering, set comparison, or spatial relationships mean? Check out this 5-minute read.
  • Supporting Children’s Play Through Educator Engagement (Video)
    Join leader and trainer Cameron Randall in this training and learn four amazing strategies to guide your interactions when playing with children.
  • How Do We Help Toddlers Become Independent (Video)
    Join Cameron Randall as she helps you identify specific steps you can take to help promote toddler independence and self-help skills.
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Not all professional development resources can be free, but it’s never a bad idea to take advantage of expert information when it is available at no cost. We know nannies and sitters are passionate about what they do and we want to support your professional careers as much as we can.

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