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Starting a Child Care Program/Business
The 2008 Child Care Workforce Study, published by Alabama Partnership for Children, with assistance from the Alabama Technology Network
– Auburn University, reports that, “The quality of the child care staff is the most important indicator of a high quality early learning program. Research has found that the teachers’ level of formal education and
specialized training in early childhood education is directly related to positive outcomes for children’s social, language and cognitive development.”
At Childcare Resources, we provide training and resources for child care professionals on a wide variety of subjects that support professional development and quality child care for children.
2013-2014 Needs Assessment Survey Online Now!
Please complete our updated survey. At Childcare Resources, we design our training plan based on the needs of our learners and best practices of the early childhood industry. Responding to this short survey will help us to better serve you and your program.
Child Development Associate Credential
Childcare Resources Now Accepting Scholarship Applications
Apply before May 30th for an online CDA Scholarship Click here for more details and instructions on how to apply.
Take Advantage of the CDA Renewal Amnesty Program
The Council's Renewal Amnesty Program allows anyone who has earned or renewed a CDA in the last ten years to apply for Renewal, even if their CDA has expired. This means that if your CDA has a credential date of January, 2002 or later, you are eligible for Renewal Amnesty.
The Amnesty program has been extended until May 31, 2013. Don’t delay… Renew your CDA today!
If you care currently pursuing a CDA, be sure to consult the latest issue of the Quality Times to learn about upcoming CDA assistance classes at Childcare Resources. For individual CDA assistance, please contact Lisa Nunn, (205) 252-1991 x312.
Crib Safety Standards Have Changed
Beginning June 28, 2011, all cribs manufactured and sold (including resale) must comply with new and improved federal safety standards.
By December 28, 2012, these facilities must use only compliant cribs that meet the new federal safety standards.
Childcare Resources encourages all child care providers to review the new standards.
New Online Training Opportunities!
Childcare Resources in now offering online training for early childhood professionals.
Our training courses are designed to help you complete annual training requirements and acquire required training hours for those seeking a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, CDA credential renewal or in-service training. View the courses and register today!
Childcare Resources is now on Facebook
Childcare Resources Fan Page is a great resource to stay up-to-date with our latest happenings and interact with our agency. We encourage you to post comments, ask questions, and connect with other local area child care providers through our page.
Services for Child Care Providers include:
- Training sessions, courses and conferences are offered for providers to assist them in providing quality child care. All training meets DHR and CDA training categories.
- Career Assistance is intended to assist individuals interested in a career in early care and education. A consultant is available to discuss your career path options. Please call (205) 252-1991 ext. 300 to schedule an appointment.
- Technical Assistance is available to current and potential providers looking to improve the quality of care being provided, open a new child care program or seek CDA or national accreditation.
Infant Toddler Program
The Infant Toddler Program offers free training, one-on-one consultations, program assessments, and classroom stipends to participating child care centers to improve the quality of care in their infant and toddler classrooms. Contact Donna Godbee at (205) 252-1991 ext. 323. To apply for participation, please download the application.
RISE Assistance to Accreditation
RISE (Reaching Improvement through Self-Evaluation) offers free training, one-on-one consultations, program assessments, and classroom stipends to child care programs interested in working towards reaching national accreditation standards and improving the quality of early care they offer at their child care center. Contact Valerie Wyatt at (205) 252-1991 ext. 330. To apply for participation in RISE download the application.
Early Learning Resource Library and Van
The Early Learning Resource Library and Van offers an array of resources and services for early care educators that include children’s books, thematic unit boxes, musical CD’s and tapes, teacher resource books, video’s, puppet story book kits, research on early childhood topics, die-cuts, and laminating for classrooms. Contact Beverly Cook at (205) 252-1991 ext. 315 for more information, or download the application.
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