Virginia Preschool Initiative Plus (VPI+) Professional Development Library


Included in this VPI+ Professional Development library are resources that have been carefully vetted and selected by staff from the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL). Articles, online learning, web pages, and documents on specific topics can be narrowed down using the categories or by searching for a particular keyword.

Topics include:

Classroom Interactions and Organization

Teacher-child interactions (CLASS)

Supportive Environments

Play-based learning

Social/Emotional Topics

Challenging behaviors

Social and emotional development

Content Specific



Math (general cognition)

Science (general cognition)

Approaches to learning

Physical well-being and motor development

Individualized Instruction


Dual Language Leaners


Formative assessment

Coaching and PD planning

Early childhood development

Importance of early childhood development – sustainability


Family engagement

Cultural competency


Assessment Behavior Challenging Behavior Communication/Language Curriculum/Instructional Methods Developmental Delay Early Childhood Early Intervention English Language Learners (ELL)/English as a Second Language (ESL) Inclusion Instructional Strategies Literacy Math Parent/Family Preschool Professional Development Professional Resources Science Sensory/Motor Social/Emotional Transition