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Provider Support Partnership
Childcare Careers is the lead organization for the Region 2 Educator and Provider Support Partnership.
Our partnership is one of five regions supported by funding from
the Department of Early Education and Care.
Statewide goals of
these partnerships are to:
educators to achieve academic credentials and build core
providers/programs to progress to higher levels of quality in the
new state Quality Rating Improvement System.
Services from the
Region 2 EPS Partnership include:
tools and advising to help you map out your individual professional
or program development goals;
development and mentoring services that award CEUs to help build
Enrollment in a
student cohort of educators seeking a college degree in early
childhood education or a related field with free or low cost
college courses for those working on licensing credentials or
needing more career specific or advanced training.
assistance, consultation, and subsidy of fees for national program
accreditation and QRIS.
The Region 2 EPS Partnership provides Early Education
and Out of School Time providers interested in pursuing a certificate or
college degree. The Center for Childcare Careers works with eight local
colleges to support educators to obtain Dept of EEC staff qualifications
or an associates or bachelors degree. This program is geared toward the
working adult who plans to stay in the field whether in a group child
care or nursery school, a family child care business or an afterschool
program. Priority is given to providers who work with children from low
We offer free or reduced
tuition for college courses. Each provider is placed with a group
of students who move together through a series of college or pre-college
readiness courses. Courses are offered in the evening or Saturdays. Some
courses are offered online as a distance learning option. Educators gain
knowledge and experience that they can use directly in their work with
children and families.
Prior to enrollment in the program, candidates will
meet with a career advisor to review their professional development
history and career goals. For further information, contact CCC at
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