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Professional Associations

Afterschool Alliance


Association of Childhood Education International


National Afterschool Association (NAA)


National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)


National Coalition for Campus Child Care Centers


NC  AfterSchool Coalition (NCASC)


NC Association for the Education of Young Children (NCaeyc)


NC Early Childhood Association


NC Head Start Collaboration Office


NC Head Start Association


Partners in Out-of-School Time (POST)


Quality Circle


World Organisation for Early Childhood Education (OMEP)


Engaging Business & Industry

Education Tools

Tools to Engage Public By Category or Organization

Partner, State & National Updates

T.E.A.C.H. offers early Educators working with infants and toddlers new scholarship. Click here to learn more.

Community Specialists Scholarship available from T.E.A.C.H. Is this you? Scholarships available for individuals working on behalf of young children in early care and education system.  Scholarships available for college costs for early childhood education (ECE) development and child development courses with bonuses per course! Now is the chance to earn focused ECE hours at a really low cost. Completing a degree is not required. No employer contribution required. Click on the links below to learn more.




NC Child Care Coalition shares Three Things You Can Do to Support Children After the Election

Evidence Keeps Growing — Another Report Shows ECE Investments Pay Off.   Click here to access America’s Edge report: Strengthening North Carolina’s Businesses through  Investments in Early Care and Education

The First 2,000 Days Are Critical. We have only 2,000 days between the day a child is born and the first day a child shows for kindergarten. The North Carolina Partnership for Children has developed tools you can use to tell others why early childhood investments are essential to North Carolina’s future. Click here to access tip sheets, sign up for 2,000 Days alerts and more!

2011 Workforce Study Released  This study provides comprehensive data on teachers and directors and on the licensed early care and education facilities in which they work and is compared to a similar study conducted by Child Care Services Association in 2003.

Center for the Study of Child Care Employment releases report on RTTELC application trends & opportunities in development of longitudinal early childhood data systems 

New T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships Available to Community Specialists! T.E.A.C.H. now offers scholarships for community specialists (Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge funding) providing technical assistance, professional development, home visiting, community college instruction, CCR&R and Smart Start services with assistance to increase their field knowledge. Click here for more information.

PD Opportunities Coming Up!

Ongoing Opportunities

  • The new Smart Start Online Learning Community is a place to get inspired, connect to people and resources, participate in training and events, and share successes and solve problems.  It is designed with this simple idea: we all have something to offer, and we all have something to learn. Go to www.smartstart.org/learn to connect.
  • Free Online Skill Development: Increase Your Computer & Math Skills  - Free

More newly released publications – click on Resource Library

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