News & Notes 

Institute and Growing Greatness Project Launch Ed2Career Initiative. Read more and access the emerging library of resources to support this work here.

Funding Lacking for NC Eearly Chidhood ServicesLearn more about the sources and levels of funding for our state’s largest investments in early care and education services.

IOM Report Calls for Supports for Creating a Highly Qualified,Educated Workforce. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth through Age Eight: A Unifying Foundation. Click here to access the report.

Earning Worthy Wages. Early educators provide a critical service for our children and families, support business and industry and employ over 2 million early educators across the nation. Click here to access a library of resources you can use to share your important work.

Institute Helps to Lift Voices of National Audience Institute Director, Debra Torrence and NC Child Care Coalition Director, Michele Rivest engaged with early childhood colleagues from 6 states about making the case for the early chidhood teacher investments and how to inform and participate in the development of public policy supporting advancements in the quality of the early childhood workforce. The presentation was part of the 2015 National Symposium hosted by T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood and Child CAre WAGE$ Projects.

Institute Partners with NC Child Care Coalition to Offer Opportunities for Action Sessions Across NC. The Institute and NC Child Care Coalition will offer sessions on the ins and outs of public policy in September 11 in Wilmington And September 22 in Charlotte for early educators, hosted by NC Early Childhood Association members. Click here to learn more.















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June 7 – 10, 2015 - 2015 NAEYC PDI Institute, New Orleans. CEU credits available, click here to learn more about credit requirements.




Certification Communication

Certified? Click the Pig! EEC Marketplace open and generating savings for certified early educators. Click on the pig above!

EEC Reduced Fee of $25 set through Fall 2015. Fees apply to initial certification on the Early Care and Education Scale. Individuals working with or on behalf of children ages birth to five qualify for this fee.

CEU Events Growing. Institute partners across the state are building CEU options for your use.  Click on the Calendar of Training and CEU Events tabs above to access continuing education options.

Professional Development Bonuses are available to 4- and 5-star child care centers and family child care homes to reward investments in professional development. Early Educator Certification is an option for eligibility. Number and time-limited resources so act now! Access details and application here.

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.

You can use your EEC educational assessment…

  • For permission to work in a licensed child care facility
  • For a Child Care WAGE$® salary supplement (if available)
  • To qualify for professional development bonuses (learn more)
  • To access work/life benefits
  • To qualify for free continuing education
  • For TEACH scholarship purposes (learn more)
One Certification, Many Uses..EEC Counts for
  • Teacher education requirements for child care facility licensure
  • CDA requirements
  • Certification renewal
  • Maintaining your teacher license


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Invest in US.Check out the link to information about investments being made in us, early educators, and the quality of child care across the US at this YouTube link. Click here to join the national coalition of people, businesses, government partners, non-profit leaders, foundations and more who are committing to growing high quality early care and education services in our nation.

New report, Worthy Work, STILL Unlivable Wages: The Early Childhood Workforce 25 Years after the National Child Care Staffing Study. The release was marked by a panel discussion on the report and the working conditions of the early childhood workforce, hosted and moderated by New America.  View the webcast here

Lift Your Voice…post your story – how does child care subsidy affect you? The amount of dollars you have for your program? You compensation for working in a child care program? The enrollment in your program. Click here!

Building a Skilled Workforce (September 2014) - Center for the Study of Child Care Employment

NIEER Brief: Raising the Bar on Early Education

New NC Poll Shows Broad Support for Early Childhood Education - Read more

Strengthening the Early Childhood & School Age Workforce: A tool to Improve Workplace Conditions, Compensation  and Access to Professional Development (USDHHS ACF Publication May 2014)


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