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Planning Your Career in Child Care
Let Childcare Resources help you start your career in child care. We have a variety of support services geared towards individual teachers and administrators as well as programs intended to assist centers and homes in improving the quality of their programs.
If you are interested in opening your own child care program, or if you are interested in becoming a child care administrator, please visit this page for more information.
Alabama Pathways is designed to assist individuals who work in various early childhood and school-age care settings identify appropriate professional preparation and ongoing professional development that is specific to child development and early childhood education. The early childhood and school-age care professionals who benefit from participating in Alabama Pathways care for and teach children in programs that are required to be licensed and those that are exempt from being licensed.
The Alabama Pathways Professional Development Lattice is a system that provides early care and education professionals with a tool to track their professional development. Each individual can identify her/his current place on the Alabama Pathways Professional Development Lattice, as well as the progressive path to enhanced training and education within the field of early care and education.
Local Alabama Community College 2-Year Institutions that offer programs in Child Development or Early Care and Education
Bevill State Community College
Toll Free: 1-800-648-3271
Jefferson State Community College
Toll Free: 1-800-239-5900
Lawson State Community College
Local Alabama 4-Year Institutions that offer programs in Child Development or Early Care and Education
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Montevallo
Child Care Aware
Are you thinking about becoming a child care provider? Parents across the United States need quality child care. You have the opportunity to start your own family child care home or child care center while also helping families in your community.
There are many things to consider before you decide to open a child care business. Child Care Aware, a program of the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA), provides valuable information to help you make this important decision.
TEACH Early Childhood Alabama
The TEACH Scholarship program, provided by the Alabama Partnership for Children, can assist you in attaining a Child Development Associate Credential or an AA Degree.
For more information, contact Michelle Raybon at Smart Start Alabama Partnership for Children.
Leadership in Child Care Scholarship
The Alabama Department of Post Secondary Education provides the Leadership in Child Care Scholarship Program.
Details can be obtained by calling 1-334-242-2965.
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