Welcome to CONNECT Courses! This series of eight self-paced and self-guided courses uses an approach that focuses on and responds to the challenges faced each day by those working with young children and their families in a variety of learning environments and inclusive settings.

“All young children with disabilities should have access to inclusive high-quality early childhood programs, where they are provided with appropriate support in meeting high expectations.” 

– Draft Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services & U.S. Department of Education

 About CONNECT Courses

Each course integrates CONNECT Modules’ rich content and innovative 5-Step Learning Cycle with an engaging and interactive approach to online learning.

Learn about specific research-based practices through real life dilemmas, video demonstrations, discussions with other learners, quizzes, and much more.

Now Available: the free introductory Foundations of Inclusion course, as well as 7 low-cost, CEU-granting courses. All are self-paced.


Who Should Participate?

Professionals who work with or support young children and their families in a variety of learning environments and inclusive settings, and want to meet the needs of each and every child.

What Are The Benefits?

  • Deepen your knowledge and skills in specific evidence-based practices
  • Access the courses 24/7
  • Earn a certificate of completion documenting the specific clock hours of training
  • Earn CEUs (except for the FREE Foundations of Inclusion course)


*CEUs are approved by the Friday Center for Continuing Education at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. All courses have also been approved for early childhood state training hours in the following states: Colorado, Mississippi, North Carolina, Utah. Early intervention credits (i.e., 5 credits) have also been approved by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.

What early childhood professionals are saying about the courses

“I am so excited about the entire CONNECT Courses series. Working with children with
special needs has been my life and goal for the last 18 years. I am very excited to learn

“I enjoyed the format and the simplicity of negotiating the course content.”