Teachers & Family Child Care Providers
The early care and education and school age workforce is a certified profession with codes of ethics, knowledge and skills.
Codes of Ethics
Career Planning Tools
Employment Links Child Care Resource & Referral Positions
Early Educator Positions (working with children and/or directing programs)
Employment Security Commission Faculty & Administrative Positions in Higher Education NC Department of Public Instruction NC Division of Child Development & Early Education NC Partnership for Children & Smart Start Partnerships NC State Government Job Vacancies
We Are Great Early Childhood Teachers
North Carolina is home to over 23,000 certified early childhood teachers and growing! You can be certified too (see Early Educator Certification). Great early childhood teachers work all across our state with tens of thousands of children in early care and school age settings. Workforce supports including scholarships, salary supplements, on-site technical assistance and quality improvement efforts supported by Smart Start and state resources increase the potential that children will benefit from a great teacher. Great early childhood teachers yield great returns. • Children who participate in strong early childhood programs with great teachers do better in school and life. • Parents are able to work and be more productive at work when they know their child(ren) are with a great teacher. • Taxpayers see a significant benefit from their investment in great early childhood teachers — about a $7 return for every dollar.
Continuing Your Education – CEUs, courses or both allowed for EEC!
We are lifelong learners. Looking for support to continue your education?
Continuing Education Units
Building a Supply of High Quality CEU Providers
*Adult educators who are interested in offering CEUs for EEC renewal are strongly encouraged to contact the approval body you will work with to have your CEUs approved PRIOR to designing or offering your session to assure you meet their guidelines for CEU content.* Creating a CEU Session Visit the Institute’s Continuing Education Library to access tools for creating a CEU or participate in a webinar, see Get Involved.