Professional Learning

The Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE) works with 3-K for All and Pre-K for All programs and other partners to support the NYCDOE’s larger vision for high-quality professional learning experiences. This work is driven by research as well as the leaders and teachers serving our children and families. All professional learning experiences support the implementation of the research-based comprehensive Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF), the New York State Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core (PKFCC), and the Pre-K for All Program Quality Standards (PQS). DECE professional learning opportunities align to these foundational documents to deepen a shared understanding and drive a unified effort to improve quality in our practice, preparing all children for success. All professional learning sessions include opportunities to support students with disabilities, engage families, and address cultural and linguistic diversity.

Each year DECE shares information about targeted professional learning opportunities with site leadership.

Pre-K for All Professional Learning

Continuing in the 2018-19 school year, every Pre-K for All program will participate in an instructional track for professional learning: Create, Explore, Thrive, or Inspire. To learn more about the Pre-K for All Instructional tracks, you can view this flyer. For questions about instructional tracks, email

For the 2018-19 school year, we are continuing to partner with to manage communications regarding your professional learning enrollment and professional learning certificates.

In ProTraxx, you and your teachers will able to:

  • Access a personalized account with information about sessions and professional learning dates relevant to you;
  • Enroll for professional learning sessions and check enrollments;
  • View and print electronic professional learning certificates, which are produced in compliance with NY State Education Department (NYSED) requirements for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE). For more information, visit the NYSED website

All Pre-K for All teaching staff must individually register for personal professional learning accounts through Protraxx.

Register for your account now

For any questions about using Protraxx, please refer to the FAQs or contact

Please note: Only Pre-K for All leaders and teachers should register for a ProTraxx account. 3-K leaders and teachers will receive separate communications regarding registration for professional learning sessions specific for 3-K leaders and teachers.

3-K for All Professional Learning

For the 2018-19 school year, 3-K for All programs will participate in professional learning specific to 3-K leaders and teachers, which will continue to support programs in meeting the Program Quality Standards (PQS). Please note that 3-K for All classroom teachers will not participate in their site’s Pre-K for All professional learning instructional track (Create, Explore, Thrive, Inspire), as the instructional tracks are currently only available to Pre-K for All classrooms for the 2018-19 school year. For the 2018-19 school year, 3-K leaders, teachers, assistant teachers, and paraprofessionals will have the opportunity to attend two in-person professional learning sessions. The first in-person session will take place in August during New Teacher Week, and the second in-person session will be a conference which will take place in the Spring of 2019. For questions about professional learning for 3-K for All, email

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