Institute News & Notes 

Institute Webinar with State Project Updates Serves over 75 Early Educators — Recording Available. Looking for updates on state projects, new tools and continuing education opportunities? Click here and go to Spring 2014 PD Connections to get updated.

Quality Child Care Brings Health Benefits 30 Years Later . Click here to access more information.

CCSA Opens Early Childhood Data Portal Interested in learning about child care in your region? Click here to access the CCSA Early Childhood Data Repository where you can sort and download information.

Technical Assistance Practitioner Endorsement Released – The Institute has completed the field test of the TAE and the endorsement is now available for $25. Click here for details.

Robert Woods Johnson Foundation Report – Health and Your Education Level Connected – Check out this handout.

Institute Partners on  Free Early Childhood Public Policy Training. A total of 10 hours (.5 online and .5 in person) will be offered across the state for free to an anticipated 300 certified early educators  Read more about Lifting Voices! 











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Welcome to the Profession Kit
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Tools, Webinars & Conferences

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35th Annual UNC Charlotte Child & Family Development Conference (April 4, 2014) – Click here to access registration information coming soon.

2014 T.E.A.C.H. & WAGE$ National Symposium Brochure (April 1 & 2, 2014)

Smart Start National Conference – Save the Date (May 5 – 8, 2014)

2014 NCECA Telephone Seminars Click here for list.

Certification Communication

Reduced EEC Application Fee of $10 through June 2014 Do you have it yet? Early educators working with or on behalf of children ages birth to five can apply for Early Educator Certification (EEC) for just $10! Click here to access the EEC application.

EEC Levels & Teacher Ed Point Charts. Click here to download star rating & EEC level charts (scroll to bottom of page) for teacher education points to support your use of EEC as an equivalency option for staff education points. Administrator equivalency information is not yet available.

More OptionsEarly Educator Certification was added in rule as an additional education equivalency option for the Star Rated License (refer to rule numbers below and/or view the DCDEE rule changes). This new equivalency option may allow individuals to qualify as Lead Teacher, Teacher, Family Child Care Home Provider and/or Program Coordinator using their current EEC certificate.  DCDEE rules 10A NCAC 09 .2819 – .2823 – Education Standards for a Rated License for Child Care Centers and 10A NCAC 09 .2824 – .2826 – for Child Care Centers that provide care only to school-aged children).

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