Professional Development Opportunities

 CCE Tioga provides professional development opportunities to support Parenting Educators and others working with and on behalf of families. 

2020 Professional Development Opportunities

Strong Roots: Building Blocks for Resilience 

Professional Development for Parenting Educators and other Family Workers presented by Tioga Strong Families

Explore the concept of Parental Resilience and learn skills for building resilience in your work with families.

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

February 12, 2020

Valley United Presbyterian Church

$10 per person. Please register online at:

Funding for this event provided by New York State Parenting Education Partnership

Family Development Credential Program 

offered by Tioga Opportunities Inc. and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tioga County.

“Family development is helping to transform health care, human services, and education one person—and one organization—at a time, while also profoundly influencing state and federal policy. The cornerstone of our work is respect for each person’s culture and definition of family.”—Claire Forest, Ph.D.

Sessions will be held at: Tioga Opportunities, Inc, 9 Sheldon Guiles Blvd., Owego, NY 13827

Dates and Time: Thursdays, January 9 thru July 9, 2019, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Session dates:      

January 9 & 23
February 6 & 20
March 5 & 19
April 2, 16 & 30
May 2, 14 & 28
June 11 & 25

Test date: July 9th

Cost: $900 registration fee includes the National FDC Credentialing fees and the FDC Worker’s Handbook.

Space is limited. Registrations must be received by Dec. 28, 2019. To request a registration packet please contact Denene Ennis at  or Jackie Spencer at

Printable Brochure

FDC brochure from UCONN

Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening and Support Certification

Learn about the nationally recognized Standards of Quality and how to apply the standards to your program or organisation. More information about the Standards can be found at National Family Support Network. Certification is valid for 2 years.



Jackie Spencer
Extension Subject Educator - Family Development
607-687-4020 ext 305

Last updated January 8, 2020