Why Education Matters

Over the last two decades there has been increasing interest in learning about the experiences of children in early care and education settings: what settings are good and how early care and education influences later school performance and behavioral patterns.

In particular, our field has learned a great deal in recent years about the benefits and cost of high-quality early care and education services, and how to improve programs to meet the needs of all children.

This has increased the need to shift from workshop training to intentional forms of continuing education and to build  professional development supports to retain and grow a high qualified workforce.

Today, like other occupations, education is the currency with which the early childhood professional development system is being constructed.

Learn more!

– Why Education Matters
– Busting the Myths about the Early Care and Education Workforce






Education Requirements

The provision of early care and education and school age services are provided in a variety of settings in North Carolina for both typically and atypically developing children ages birth to twelve.

Education requirements for staff vary based on the place of employment and requirements of funders supporting the services.

Requirement by Setting

Regulated Child Care Programs

Nationally Accredited Programs

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