Early Childhood Professionals

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Early Childhood
Professionals Overview

Early intervention is the best way to protect children from harm. Therefore, you, as an early childhood professional, are in a unique position to make a significant contribution in the lives of children dealing with parental addiction. You are often the first to see the signs of child distress as these young ones enter your classroom at the beginning of the day. You often observe the distress of their parents as they pick them up at the end of the day.

Online Courses and Credits

NACoA is pleased to offer several options for professionals to complete desired and necessary training and accreditation online. Here are some of the more popular courses for Early Childhood Professionals, and you can click the See More link below to search, sort and view all available courses.


The NACoA resource page brings our library of support tools, articles, and educational and supplemental materials together in one convenient place. It has something for everyone, serving professionals, parents, concerned family and friends, kids, and teens. Click the button below to search and filter all content to easily find just what you're looking for, or browse the carousel below for our most commonly accessed resources.