There are many different avenues in receiving professional development training and education services. Here are some resources that can assist you and your staff in reaching your highest professional potential.
T.E.A.C.H. is “a research based comprehensive strategy to educate and retain early childhood practitioners, positively impacting outcomes for the children in their care. “
Council for Professional Recognition– “The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE) and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in ECE. “
Find trainers to come to your program by searching the Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System (TECPDS), use the calendar to see available training in your area, view the Core Competencies that staff should be trained in yearly, and so much more. Directors can also create professional accounts and leverage the Non-Registered Trainer features (part of all TECPDS accounts) to generate certificates for any training that you deliver to your staff.
Obtain online training hours by viewing diverse modules on the AgriLife Extension Child Care Courses website.
Your local Workforce Board may also offer free or cost-effective training opportunities for you and your staff, as well as stipends, grants and or scholarships through their local quality initiatives.