Make Your Impact With Professional Development from Think Small Institute.

Welcome to the Think Small Institute! The Institute was created by two industry leaders, each with 50 years of excellence in the early childhood education arena: Think Small and Redleaf Press. 

Together with the two organizations, the Think Small Institute is on a mission to transform how child care educators access supports to ensure children in their care are ready for kindergarten. One such way is by making professional development accessible, affordable, and on-demand. And online courses and trainings are just the beginning.

We are working hard to build a virtual hub to meet all your professional development needs by offering:

  • In-Depth, Live, Instructor-Led Trainings. 
  • Premium, On-Demand Courses. 
  • Tailored Trainings. 
  • Learning Communities. 
  • Facilitated Communities of Practice.
Early childhood educator finds an on-demand, online professional development training at home from Think Small Institute.
Children playing outside during an activity from an online professional development course taught from Think Small Institute.

Think Small Institute offers professional development such as tailored-trainings, on-demand courses and instructor-led trainings and more.

Save on all online professional development now through June 30, 2022, when you use 20PERCENT at checkout!

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Online Professional Development

Think Small Institute's custom on-demand courses such as Ready to Roll: Plan, Prepare, and Practice for Emergencies in Child Care, provides online professional development at the highest standards.

On-Demand Courses

Original content you’ll only find here plus over 100 core courses. Browse these on-demand, high-quality courses designed to engage, enrich, and inspire.

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Instructor-Led Trainings

Live, interactive professional development designed by Think Small Institute. Limited sizes to ensure you receive personal attention and maximum engagement.

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Think Small Institute's instructor-led trainings offer valuable knowledge for early childhood educators in Minnesota and around the world.

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Join the waitlist for notification when registration opens for our 2022 FREE virtual learning event—The Essence of Play.

Loose Parts Summit was a huge success and Think Small Institute is gearing up for their 2022 online professional development opportunity.