Directors Institute: Babies, Tots and Play

The keynote speaker will discuss how Virginia’s new unified measurement and improvement system, VQB5, is focusing on supporting programs that serve infants and toddlers. They’ll provide updates on the current practice year and information about what’s ahead with time for Q&A.

In the workshop, Creating Playfulness – It’s the Secret Sauce, learn how program leaders can help infant and toddler providers enhance play-based activities that lead to children learning.

Explore how infant and toddler providers can build strong relationships with children during everyday play and routines in the workshop, Creating Relationships – It’s the Spoonful of Sugar. Strategies will be shared on how program owners and administrators can support providers in creating a positive environment where children feel safe and valued and can enjoy their time exploring and learning.



May 5, 2023

Washington Dulles Airport Marriott
45020 Aviation Dr
Dulles, VA 20166


Provider Registration Fee: $30; $20 for VQB5 programs.

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited, registration is on first-come, first-served basis.

Participants will receive:

  • Training certificate
  • Resource materials that include children’s books and toys, as well as provider resources, related to the institute topic