Professional Learning Communities (PLC)

PLCs extend the opportunity to foster collaborative learning among parent education staff. Participating in facilitated discussions on a variety of topics promotes collective team work with a focus on reflective learning and development of best practices. 

Lookup ALL Your Registered Sessions 

Additional Professional Development Opportunities: 

Missouri Parents as Teachers Association:

Parents as Teachers National Center:

The Institute for the Advancement of Family Support Professionals:

Center for Resilient Children:

The Center for Excellence in Child Well-Being also offers resources for professional development for parent educators/home visitors. Visit  and click on training for information and registration.

Children's Mercy Training Modules

Maternal Health Access Project (MHAP) - The Maternal Health Access Project (MHAP) is a statewide program designed to support providers, including home visitors, seeing pregnant and postpartum individuals with mental and behavioral health concerns. MHAP has been conducting informational virtual trainings for home visitors on how to utilize their program in home visiting. The last scheduled training date and link is listed below.  

o   October 7 at 1pm. Zoom link available here.


Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) Training for Home Visitors – There are still ASQ:3 and ASQ:SE2 training opportunities available. This training will be held virtually and at no cost to participants. Free ASQ:3 and ASQ:SE2 kits are available for eligible programs. To register, click here. If you do not see a date that works for you, please register on the waitlist. 


The Association of State and Tribal Home Visiting Initiatives (ASTHVI) has initiated a weekly highlight of modules from the Institute for the Advancement of Family Support Professionals (The Institute) to help support home visitors with their professional growth. DESE Home Visiting will be highlighting one of these modules each month from their selections. This month’s module is Growing Healthy Children - Module 1. To access this module, click here.


For questions related to PLCs or VPLCs, please contact Diane Addison.