Link to NC Department of Health and Human Services Link to Division's Facility Search Site
DCDEE Home Page
Click here to access Parents section Providers Section Click here to access County section
filler image
Providing Child Care Star Rated License Provider Forms Professional Development Provider Contacts Provider Resources
Overview
Training Information
Credential Requirements
Education Requirements
Educational Resources
Professional Development FAQs
In-Service Training FAQs
ITS-SIDS Project

Line Image Overview Line Image

Professional development refers to the ongoing, formal preparation that gives child care staff the knowledge and skills they need to best serve children and families. Well-designed professional development includes a broad range of activities and audiences:


  • It benefits providers in all settings, both child care centers and family child care homes
  • It responds to the needs of providers at all levels, from entry-level assistants to multi-site administrators
  • It spans a continuum of depth of knowledge, from short-term workshop-style training to college-level education

Professional development will sometimes be referred to as "education and training." Education is coursework taken at a college or university. Training is usually designed to deliver a very specific body of knowledge or to teach a specific skill (such as playground safety or first aid). Training should be used as a follow-up, rather than a substitute, to education.


In-Service Training Information



NC.GOV NC Race to The Top Early Learning Challenge

2201 Mail Service Center | Raleigh, NC 27699-2200
919-527-6335 | 1-800-859-0829 (In State Only)

This page has been visited 95180 time(s).
Top of Page