Activities

This Activity expanded the ABCD program statewide to ensure young children receive periodic developmental and autism screenings and are referred to early intervention when needed.

NC Child Care Health Consultants are a statewide network that was strengthened by establishing a regional coaching model and hiring additional coaches in the Transformation Zone to promote child health and development in early learning programs.

The CCR&R system is improving access to and quality of professional development, coaching, mentoring, and technical assistance services. They have developed new courses and Communities of Practice that support quality improvement and align with revised early learning standards.

The Child Care Workforce Online Reporting and Knowledge System (WORKS) established a streamlined, enhanced early childhood workforce system for the Division of Child Development and Early Education and an online Portal for the child care community to allow for improved data collection and the ability to link to the NC Early Childhood Data System (NC ECIDS).

This Activity has developed and offers a course on Choosing and Using an Appropriate Curriculum and Instructional Assessment for early learning program staff.

This Project creates an innovation fund to support innovative strategies that expand access and improve student success in early childhood associate degree programs

This Project established Early Childhood Associate Degree programs accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) with the Community College System. It also created an innovation fund to support strategies to expand access and improve student success in early childhood associate degree programs.

This Activity developed and now offers a Continuing Education Unit course on Coaching, Mentoring, and Technical Assistance for those providing these services to early learning programs and staff.

This Project developed curriculum, training, coaching, and assessment tools to increase the cultural and linguistic competence of the early childhood workforce.

A Technical Assistance Practitioner Endorsement has been developed and is being offered to qualified professionals who provide technical assistance services such as consulting, coaching, on-site support and mentoring to NC’s early educators working and early care and education programs.