Welcome to the Bombeck Early Childhood Institute & Speakers Bureau

The goal of the Bombeck Early Childhood Institute & Speakers Bureau is 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 offerings 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. Learn more >>
  • 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. View previous webinars >>
  • Consultation: Members of the early childhood team are available to provide on-site consultation on a variety of topics.
  • Catholic education resources: Curriculum resources, professional development and consultation for Catholic school teachers, catechists, parish leaders and families. Learn more >>

Contact us

Center for Early Learning

Bombeck Family Learning Center 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2800

937-229-2158