AT A GLANCE
At the Early Education Career Institute we are achieving more with our initiatives for child care providers and early care practitioners than ever before. We work on many exciting projects helping to improve their career experience. We value the impact providers have in the economical flow of our nation, as they provide childcare while fostering the development and well-being of children. We acknowledge the important role they play as essential service providers to communities across the nation.
Our initiatives include:
Public awareness and workforce support to communities experiencing child care deserts
Gather information and data to research barriers impacting child care industry workforce barriers
Programing to eliminate career readiness barriers
Nutritional and wellness programming to aid in promotion of healthy practices for child care laborers
Advocacy so support policy changes that will promote better wages for child care laborers
Advocacy and board development and training members in how to strengthen local partnerships.
Affordable credential programming to support the recruitment of high quality child care laborers through bridging academic and sustainable wage gaps.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 2pm
Online: 8 am EST - 11 pm EST Daily
At the Early Education Career Institute we are achieving more with our initiatives for you as early care practitioners than ever before. We work on many exciting projects helping to improve your day to day career experience. We value the impact you have in the economical flow of our nation, as you provide childcare while fostering the development and well-being of children. We acknowledge the important role you play as essential service providers to communities across the nation. As an institute we are very proud of the progress we continue to make in impacting practitioners lives through our career services, community partnerships and resources. Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change in the lives of early education practitioners.
Early Education Credential Program
At the Early Education Career Institute, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing the issues of competence and qualification. Career Readiness is by no means an easy feat, but through access and affordability we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We provide on going credential and career competence courses. You may join in our local courses on our campus or through the use of our remote courses across the nation. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.
FITNESS AND NUTRITION EDUCATION
Wage The Difference
In 2016 it was reported by the Washington Post "half of America's childcare workers need food stamps, welfare payments or Medicaid", with very little changing today. As an effort to support recruitment and retention in ECE we recognize food insecurity and wellness can be barriers to you maintaining sustainable employment. With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. Contact us to learn more about our Farm to ECE and Fitness Programs as a commitment to this cause.
Play To Learn Fostering Play Initiative
The PlayThings project provides on-site make and take projects and mailed monthly activity boxes to Practitioners. The goal is to promote great opportunities for you as a practitioner to access quality play to learn materials. You may use these to implement practices with the children you serve. The Early Education Career Institute recognizes with access to the right resources, as a community of practitioners you become empowered by your abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill your potential as educational coaches to children you serve.
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