Child care resource and referral agencies and Smart Start Partnerships play a prominent role in the continuing education framework, by continuously assessing and providing the bulk of the training and technical assistance opportunities available for early care and education personnel.
Independent consultants and training businesses that may or may not be approved by the NC Division of Child Development (regulatory body that issues child care facility licenses – DCD)) to provide contact hours through their training opportunities. Contact Sarah Lewis at 919-527-6335 if you have questions.
In addition, North Carolina has a several professional associations serving those working directly with or on the behalf of children ages birth to twelve that provide non-credit bearing professional development opportunities. They include, but are not limited to, the NC Association for the Education of Young Children (NCaeyc), the NC Afterschool Coalition, the NC Early Childhood Association, NC Licensed Child Care Association, NC Development Day Directors Association and others. Each provides an annual conference and/or local or regional training events.
If you are interested in providing training for DCD contact hours click here to access trainer approval forms.