In the United States, every child three years of age and under is entitled to specialized support and intervention services in reaching developmental milestones if they have a developmental delay — that is, if they are meeting these milestones more slowly than expected or if they have a high probability of experiencing a delay due to a diagnosed condition. This important piece of legislation falls under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Part C) and is meant to provide a strong foundation for children and their families that will endure over the course of their lifetimes.
Across the state, every early care and education provider in a licensed child care facility must have a current Professional Development Plan. With the daily responsibilities of supporting individual child development in all domains of growth, communicating with families and coworkers, and meeting health and safety requirements, these plans often
In collaboration with Durham’s Partnership for Children, Child Care Services Association is celebrating the nationally recognized Week of the Young Child from April 1 to 7, 2023. The Week of the Young Child is a time to focus on early childhood education and celebrate the importance of the early years
The Circle of Security Classroom Approach (COSC) is an eight-chapter professional development series designed to help promote an understanding of attachment theory and offer support to classroom teachers. It is modeled after the Circle of Security Parenting series. COSC is designed to enhance teachers’ abilities to form important relationships with
On Wednesday, March 15, Governor Cooper issued his recommended budget for Fiscal Year 2023-2025, which is the first stage in this year’s budget process. First in Opportunity, the budget, contains a historic $1.5 billion investment in early education! The budget allocates funds to assist the child care workforce, make child
In August of this year the NC Infant Toddler Quality Enhancement Project, which offered technical assistance for child care providers serving infants and toddlers in all counties of the state, transitioned to become the new NC Birth-to-Three Quality Initiative (B-3QI). B-3QI is administered through Child Care Services Association as an activity of the statewide Child Care Resource & Referral Council and receives its funding from the Division of Child Development and Early Education. The initiative took a necessary five-month pause in normal service delivery to receive professional development training and to plan new offerings to meet the needs of NC birth-to-three providers.