Quick Tips 

  • Make a plan for your professional development. Samples below.

Child Care Centers-Based Early Educators

Professional Development Plan for Center-based Early Educators

  Supplemental Materials for NC Professional Development Plan for Child Care Centers

Family Child Care Providers 

Professional Development Plan for Family Child Care Homes

Supplemental Materials for NC Professional Development Plan for Family Child Care Homes

  • 1 CEU = 10 contact hours
  • CEUs for EEC renewal must = .5 CEU at a minimum.
  • CEUs offer more than training and less than a college course.
  • CEUs have a similar cost to workshops.
  • CEUs are one type of continuing education for EEC renewal.
  • College courses, CEUs or a combination of both can be used to meet EEC renewal requirements.
  • CEUs may be offered at one time or over several sessions, over a long period of time or at a conference as a defined track.
  • Quality may vary. Shop wisely!
  • CEUs are typically taught by instructors with a Bachelor’s degree or higher, are seasoned adult educators with experience and knowledge in the subject area.

Build & Share Your CEU Events 

Build – Learn how to build your own CEUs – click here.

Approval – Connect with organizations that can offer approved CEU credit – click here.

Share – Over 4,000 visitors search the Institute website every month. Send an email to the Institute Director (dtorrence@ncicdp.org) including

  • information about your organization
  • what organization approves the CEU content/issues credit and
  • the CEU events

We will review the content and contact you via email to learn more and determine if the CEU meet Early Educator Certification renewal requirements.

Search for Quality

CEU Suppliers

Direct links to online registration for trainings available online and in person, statewide are below.

Early educators are encouraged to reflect on their individual professional development and certification renewal needs to help them identify which continuing education options are the best fit. Contact EEC staff with questions at info@ncicdp.org.

Check with your local child care resource & referral, Smart Start partnerships, public schools and community colleges for more options.



North Carolina Suppliers

Below is a sample of NC suppliers that may offer sessions online or in person in varying geographic locations. Be sure to select CEU sessions that earn 0.5 CEUs or more.

Out of State Suppliers



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