Educators are an integral part of the child care system. It is important that these providers be considered professionals who create the very best environment for young children to grow, develop, and enter school ready to learn. CCSA offers a variety of professional development and compensation opportunities for child care providers and encourages providers to enroll in early childhood courses at local community colleges or universities.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship NC
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship NC provides debt-free college education with comprehensive scholarships for the early education workforce.
Child Care WAGE$® Program
The Child Care WAGE$® program provides tiered education-based salary supplements to teachers, directors and family child care educators in North Carolina. The goal is better-educated teachers and better outcomes for children.
Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$® Plus
Modeled after WAGE$, Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$® Plus focuses on infant-toddler teachers and family child care providers in all 100 N.C. counties. Low-paid educators working with children from birth through two may be eligible for salary supplements.
CCSA offers a variety of professional development opportunities which encompass not only CCSA’s workshops, but also workshops offered by other organizations in our local communities.
CCSA provides technical assistance and support to child care centers and family child care homes as they work to improve program practices and standards in an effort to increase or maintain higher star-ratings.
Help prevent childhood obesity. Start promoting healthy behaviors early through healthy eating and active play with Shape NC. Available in Orange and Durham counties.
Durham PreK improves the quality of preschool programs in Durham County by providing financial support and training opportunities for teachers while increasing eligibility and accessibility for families to enroll their children.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center
The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center provides leadership in the early childhood education field to states across the country and to our nation’s policymakers and helps ensure accountability and successful outcomes for all T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® and Child Care WAGE$® programs across the country.
Early Childhood Workforce
Child Care Services Association (CCSA) has long recognized that an essential element of high-quality Early Childhood Education is a strong, educated workforce that nurtures and teaches young children. CCSA periodically releases white papers and hosts webinars focusing on the early childhood educator workforce with state and national partners.
Early Childhood Homelessness
Homelessness jeopardizes the health, development and education of young children. Provide help and learn more with CCSA’s services.
NC ECE Shared Resources
NC ECE Shared Resources is an easy-to-use, online platform created for child care program owners, administrators and classroom teachers to be a “one-stop-shop” that will save you time, money and help you continuously improve the quality of your services.