Training Overview

Webinar Series – A five hour/.5 CEU is being offered to participants via YouTube links to recorded webinars.

To earn training credits (no partial credit available), participants must:

– View all webinars

– Explore web-based resources library to extend learning and inform practice.

– Complete and submit short surveys before and after the series is completed.

Participants must have

  • A computer
  • Internet access
  • Basic understanding of how to view a recorded webinar.
In-person Training  – Part 2 will be offered only to participants taking part in the two-part series in designated sites listed under Phase II on the project overview page.

Training Credits/CEUs

Credit documentation will be issued by UNC Wilmington (UNCW) based on a roster of participants who completed all training requirements.

Credit will be issued within 30 days of completing a series from UNCW.

Training credits may be used for DCDEE contact hour training credit for facility licensing and Teacher Licensure.

Sorry, no partial credit or make up dates are provided for these series.



Learning Objectives

This training series is designed to

(1) Increase participants’ capacity to educate policymakers about their work and the importance of quality early childhood services for children and families.

(2) Increase participants’ understanding of early childhood systems and Early Educator Certification (EEC) and how the parts of the system work together in support of the profession.

(3) Raise participants’ awareness about the impact of laws, rules and policies on their individual work and profession.

(4) Increase availability and awareness and use of tools/resources and strategies to support early educators informing policymakers about what quality early childhood services are and how they can support providing it to children and families.



Training Outlines

This training series is offered in two parts. 

Part 1 is required to taking part 2 and will be offered in designated locations.

Part 1 – .5 CEU Online Webinar Series 

  • Online application 
  • Session 1 – Overviews & Introduction to Partners & Tools
  • Session 2 – Early Childhood Public Policy & Funding Systems
  • Session 3 – Early Childhood Professional Development – part 1
  • Session 4 – Early Childhood Professional Development – part 2
  • Session 5 – Civics 101
  • Session 6 – Wrap UP & Connections
  • Online final survey

Part 2 – .5 CEU In- Person Training 

This half day, in person training will provide participants with an opportunity to build on the resources and information shared in Part 1, supporting participants in…

  • Identifying issues and building skills in educating others
  • Using Part I resources to build an action plan
  • Learning about the change process
  • Developing communication skills and learning about education strategies to be able to share information about their work and our field and profession.



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