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Welcome to the Bombeck Early Childhood Institute & Speakers Bureau

The Bombeck Early Childhood Institute & Speakers Bureau strives to provide high quality professional development, consultation and other support services for people who work with young children and families.

As part of the University of Dayton's Center for Early Learning, we work with early care and education, community agencies, families and schools (public, private and Catholic) to promote quality programs for young children.

Bombeck Institute personnel includes teachers from the Bombeck Family Learning Center, faculty from University of Dayton Department of Teacher Education, and other highly qualified experienced practitioners who are ready to share their expertise.

Services available

  • Online training: Offerings are updated three times per year (typically in January, May and September), with different topics available each session. Training can be geared specifically to a team from a Catholic school, parish or archdiocese (if requested by at least five participants). We also provide face-to-face professional development for parishes and Catholic schools.
  • Professional Learning Community: Allows you to receive training and resource updates, submit to the Showcase of Excellence, and take part in online discussions. Membership is free.
  • Webinars: Offered periodically on topics specific to high quality early childhood practice.
  • Consultation: Members of the early childhood team are available to provide on-site consultation on a variety of topics.

Showcase of Excellence

The Bombeck Institute Showcase of Excellence provides a forum for online training participants and members of our professional learning community to share examples of excellent practice with the field.

Explore the showcase through the videos below:


Bombeck Early Childhood Institute and Speakers Bureau

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2800