The Educate and Collaborate Committee implements professional development opportunities for local early childhood professionals. The League partners with Region 12 to provide the professionals with CPE credits, and the League makes these professional developments free to the attendees. In 2017-2018, the Educate and Collaborate Committee and Region 12 will host a professional development on September 21, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Region 12. This training will include several speakers who will discuss hot topics in early childhood education. There will also be an “open mic” session where early childhood professionals can speak about their organization and learn about other organizations. On February 6, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., there will be an Early Childhood Bus Tour that will expose early childhood professionals to several different organizations. Both of these trainings will be worth CPE credits. For more information, please e-mail Samantha Craytor at firstname.lastname@example.org.