Project 1: Model Salary Scale Toolkit Project (in progress)

In 2007 the NC Institute for Child Development Professionals (the Institute) created model salary scales for master teachers, teachers and assistant teachers working in licensed child care settings.  This initial effort recognized different levels of knowledge and skills and also had graduated levels that could be used for experience.  In 2021, the Institute, along with other partners across the state released a revised Model Salary Scale for Early Childhood Education (ECE) Teachers. This scale built upon the early work of the Institute’s original salary schedules. The Institute is now building on the model salary scale to develop and disseminate a salary scale toolkit and corresponding training modules with protocols on how to implement this resource. The purpose of this project is to support NC’s child care administrators and family child care home providers to review and analyze their budgets and hiring practices to ensure a consistent and fair approach to ECE workforce compensation.  Training modules will also support NC’s ECE technical assistance providers and NC’s ECE higher education faculty, both of whom work directly with ECE providers in child care facilities, to help them create or revise a salary scale and fairer approaches to workforce compensation.  Long term goals and outcomes of the project aim to help programs sustain compensation gains made from receiving NC stabilization grants, and align with the goals of state compensation workgroups and committees and national movements to improve ECE workforce compensation. Learn more about this project here.

Project 2: Career Pathways Project (in progress)

This project consists of the development and creation of a career & educational planning tool for the NC Early Childhood Education workforce which can assist new and current ECE professionals in considering the various paths to enter the ECE field in NC or take the next potential step in their educational or professional journey. 

Project 3: On-Demand Professional Development Project (in progress)  

This project is working to utilize previously offered Institute online synchronous professional development sessions and revamping them into an asynchronous online professional development session that can be available to the ECE workforce 24/7 and able to provide NC Child Care contact hour training credits through the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education (NCDCDEE). 

Project 4: Institute Internal & External Website Development Project (in progress)

This project consists of a complete overhaul of our current public (external) organizational website as well as the creation and development of new internal website pages and tools to house internal organizational committee work, Institute workgroups and projects. 

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