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
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
Early Educator Certification & Rewards
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?
- Local community college’s foundation may provide support for continuing education opportunities! Check with your college foundation!
- T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® now has a scholarship that can support attaining college credits for EEC renewal, even if you already have a degree. Download the FAQ and application or learn more about T.E.A.C.H. on the CCSA website.
- Tax Benefits & Scholarships for EEC Renewal College Education! Various forms of tax credits, deductions and benefits are available to support your college education. Note some are offered for a limited time. Click here!
Continuing Education Units
Building a Supply of High Quality CEU Providers
- Approving Bodies for CEU Content for EEC Renewal -When the EEC was amended in July 2010 to allow CEUs across all levels, a CEU framework needed to be created and existing systems that already approve and support the provision of quality CEUs was leveraged. Approving bodies for CEU content for EEC Renewal recognized by the Institute include:
- A regionally accredited community college or university or
- A local education agency (LEA) or
- A member of the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (www.iacet.org)
*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.
Listing a CEU Session
- Click on the CEU Events to connect to CEUs with a click of a button.
- Free CEUs - Foundations for Early Learning. Click on Calendar of Events link.
- Free CEUs on technology packages coming soon!
- Johnston Community College CEUs available now.
Tracking My CEUs
Documentation of a CEU for EEC renewal must include:
- date(s) of session
- session name
- location(s) where session(s) are held
- instructor name(s)
- number of CEUs
- numbr of hours CEUs offered
- CEU granting body (public school, regionally accredited (community college or university or IACET approved body)
CEU Development Training for Adult Educators/Trainers
- Build your own! Learn how to build and offer CEUs in this day long training. $25 fee includes materials and lunch. Click here! Review the Adult Educator Endorsement guidelines included below.
- Adult Educator Endorsement (AEE) Field Guidelines in place. The AEE represents the guidelines for those providing CEUs for Early Educator Certification renewal. The AEE provides a set of guidelines for adult educators, Early Educators participating in CEUs and sponsoring organizations. Endorsements are now being issued for up to 160 trainers in the coming weeks as part of the JobsNow CEU development project .
- Are you an out of state CEU provider or new to NC and want to offer CEUs? If your company is not located in North Carolina and you want to know more about offering CEUs, visit the Continuing Education section of the website, click on Adult Educator Tools & Guidelines and review content. Emaildtorrence@ncicdp.org with questions.