DCDEE to Extend Compensation Support  through June 30, 2024 & Medicaid Expansion!

DCDEE announced that the state budget is allowing flexibility for them to use any remaining funds from the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act. DCDEE will prioritize compensation support through the end of the current fiscal year on June 30, 2024!  In addition beginning December 1, 2023 more than 600,000 North Carolinians including many ECE professionals without health insurance, will be able to get  coverage through NC Medicaid. 

The Institute Supports NAEYC and DAP

Recently DAP has come under attack. Read more about the NC Institute for Child Development Professional’s stance on standing firm with NAEYC and Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP).

Institute DAP Support letter to NAEYC (2)

The Unifying Framework for the Early Childhood Education Profession

The Unifying Framework for the Early Childhood Education Profession was developed over the last three years by a task force of 15 leading national organizations, including the National Association for the Education of Young Children, which facilitated this collective effort. Together, these organizations, which represent members of the early childhood field working across states, settings, and age bands, partnered with a diverse range of stakeholders and more than 11,000 individuals to produce the Unifying Framework.  Learn more about the Power to the Profession initiative here.

Your Voice Counts

The NC Early Education Coalition (Coalition) is the only statewide advocacy coalition dedicated to promoting high quality, accessible and affordable child care in NC.

Through research and advocacy, the Coalition builds partners with early childhood educators, early care and education providers, Smart Start, child care resource and referrals agencies, higher education and others to improve programs and policies and/or increase funding for low income families through child care subsidy, scholarships and wage supplements for early educators, NC Pre-K, Smart Start and more.  Learn how you can become involved and become a member of the Coalition.

What’s Happening?

Register now for the Institute’s 2023 Lean In and Learn Event!

Professional Burnout:  You Can’t Give to Others What you Don’t Have!

NCICDP recognizes that the early childhood education (ECE) field is faced with a child care crisis and that COVID 19 has changed our lives. As an early childhood administrator, early educator, TA practitioner or community leader in the early childhood field, numerous responsibilities from home to work fall on your shoulders.  If you are becoming or feeling overwhelmed by the crunch of life’s daily challenges and workplace stressors, you may be experiencing professional burnout!     Join us as our keynote speaker, Jes Averhart, Creator of the Reinvention Roadtrip and James Osborn of Alliance Health along with our Panel of Early Childhood Practitioners, help us navigate and talk about professional burnout along with strategies and tools to help reinvent and ignite positive health and wellness in your life and the lives of other ECE colleagues. 

Click Here to Register or use the QR code above!

Salary Scale Toolkit,  Level 1 Training Webinar and Level 2 Training NOW  available!

Earlier this year, the NC Institute for Child Development Professionals shared the exciting news of the creation of a project to design an online toolkit and trainings on creating or revising a salary scale for child care centers and family child care homes.

We are excited to share that the NC Salary Scale Toolkit AND the Level 1 Training Salary Scale Toolkit Webinar are available on demand 24/7!  Register for the Level 1 Toolkit Webinar Training and access the Salary Scale Toolkit here.

In addition, the Institute has now piloted the Level 2 Training and it has officially launched statewide!  Our upcoming dates for the live/synchronous online Level 2 Trainings are:

Nov. 28 from 1-3 p.m. Eastern;

Click here to register for the FREE Level 2 Salary Scale Toolkit “live” (synchronous) online training!  Remember, the Level I training must be completed before being eligible to take the upcoming Level 2 training.

Register soon as spots fill quickly!

For all things “salary scale toolkit project,” click here and use the QR code below or sign up here to stay up to date on information related to this project.

QR code to Salary Scale Toolkit Info. Sign-up

Institute Newsletter Released

Check out the new NCICDP Newsletter organized by the Institute’s Advancing the Education of the Workforce (AEW) workgroup!

A New Salary Scale Toolkit Opportunity!

Office Hours/Q&A sessions  

Do you have questions about compensation? Salary scales?  The NC Salary Scale?  The NC Salary Scale Toolkit?  Implementation? Strategies? Resources?

If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers!  Join us for our upcoming Q&A/Office Hours sessions.  No advanced registration is required.  Just hop online during the dates & times listed below (Eastern time) and ask away!  (Note:  Connection links are provided below.)


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