The Child Care & Early Learning Division hosts conference style events for Texas Rising Star-certified early learning programs in an effort to assist early childhood educators in obtaining professional development to meet annual requirements.

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Texas Early Childhood Learning Summit

The Summit is a tri-agency collaboration between TWC, Texas Education Agency and the Office of the Governor which provides FREE professional development to Texas Rising Star-certified early learning programs and Independent School District Pre-kindergarten teachers and staff. The 2022 Summit will be held in San Antonio. Additional information will be provided as this event is finalized.

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Virtual Texas Early Learning Symposium

The Symposium is hosted by TWC and provides FREE online professional development to Texas Rising Star-certified early learning programs via live and recorded sessions. Registration for 18 live sessions opened June 21, 2021 and occurred July 6th through the 22nd, 2021. Each session covered topics specific to early childhood educators or administrators. Eight (8) pre-recorded sessions were available July 6 through 19th, 2021 and recorded sessions were provided for viewing from July 26th through August 9th for those participants who were unable to attend live sessions. All sessions are now closed.

Thank you for attending the Virtual Texas Early Learning Symposium.

If you have questions about the Symposium, please email ELSymposium@twc.texas.gov.

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