Self-Study Professional Development (SSPD) Modules (Available in Manitoba only)*

The Self-Study Professional Development (SSPD) Modules are a collection of free online resources designed to guide users through specific sections of the Science of Early Child Development (SECD). 

Each module introduces a core concept related to early child development and explores some current and inspiring foundational science related to that concept. Users then take time to playfully make connections to their current understanding, explore the ideas from different perspectives, and deepen their understanding of the implications of the science and how it guides our practice.

No registration, usernames, or passwords are required and SECD is available free to everyone in Manitoba.

Each module takes approximately one hour to complete and users can print off an Acknowledgement of Participation to document their efforts. 

The modules are ideal for anyone who works with young children or anyone who is curious about the powerful influence of early experience on individuals and societies.

Click here to access the SSPD modules

*Access to the SECD living textbooks is required to complete the SSPD modules. Free access to SECD is provided to Manitobans here:

SSPD Modules are

  • Free to all Manitobans
  • Playful & easy to use
  • Mobile friendly
  • In convenient one hour blocks
Red River College University of Toronto AKDN - Aga Khan Development Network