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

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!
  • Funding may be available through T.E.A.C.H. Click here to learn more.

Continuing Education Units

Building a Supply of High Quality CEU Providers

  • Approving bodies for CEU content:
    • 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 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.

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