The combined in-person and webinar format of the training will support early educators meeting colleagues working in their region and together building a learning community to grow their knowledge and skills about…
Participants will have access to a robust resource library, an online learning community and more.
Upon completion of the series, each successful participant will receive a free 1.0 CEU through UNC Wilmington to support educational requirements for employment, Early Educator Certification renewal and/or facility licensing (as applicable) and be connected to project partners to support ongoing learning.
A participant application is required and does not guarantee participation. Applications will be reviewed to inform the selection of regional participants to address the project goals. See contact information at the end of this section.
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The North Carolina Institute for Child Development Professionals, the NC Early Childhood Association and the Diversity in Leadership Alliance are working together to provide an additional benefit for certified early educators.
Up to 500 certified early educators (250 per project period) or EEC applicants with a complete application will be offered with an opportunity to earn 10 DCDEE contact hours or 1.0 CEU at no charge.
Private funding will provide participants in the Lifting Voices Project Continuing Education (CEU) Series with training sessions between January and May 2013 and again in fall 2013.
Click on the links below to apply by county for one of the free training series. All early educators, regardless of role or location are eligible to participate.
- NON CERTIFIED early educators who apply for Early Educator Certification (EEC) postmarked by June 3, 2013 are eligible to participate in the FREE .5 CEU (5 hours) online only series to be offered mid- June to mid-July.
- CERTIFIED early educators may apply for the FREE 1.0 (10 hours) series by county.
Spring 2014- Details coming soon!
Certified EEC Participant Waiting List for 1.0 CEU Series
If you are not located in one of the counties listed above, you can sign up on the waiting list via the link below and watch for more details!
Participants share why they applied…- “To learn more about Public Policy, how laws and rules for our field are developed.” - “Understanding how national, state and local public policy, laws and rules for the early care and education field are developed and implemented.” - “I want to share vital information with teachers and other professionals working in the Early Childhood Education field that will encourage and motivate individuals to become involved in enhancing quality & professionalism in child care.”
Tools & Requirements
Participants are required to:
Trainings will be offered in identified regions across the state.