A great deal has been learned in recent years about the benefits and cost of high-quality early care and education services, and how to improve programs to meet the needs of all children. This has created an intentional form of professional development to build and retain a high qualified workforce. Today, like other occupations, education is the currency with which the early childhood professional development system is being constructed. Because the education level of child care providers has been linked with quality care in several research studies, Southwestern Child Care Resource and Referral offers a variety of professional development opportunities for child care providers. Professional development refers to a combination of education, training and continuing education.
SWCCR&R's Professional Development Activities:
Benefit providers in all settings;
Respond to the needs of Early Educators at all levels, from entry-level assistants to multi-site administrators;
Are focused on services that are provided to children ages birth to twelve in early care and education and shool age settings.
Encourage and support providers to enroll in early childhood courses at local community colleges or universites.
Southwestern Child Care Resource & Referral Offers:
A monthly newsletter which lists not only SWCDC R&R workshops, but also lists offered by other organizations in our local communities.
Information and technical assistance in accessing our statewide programs such as the T.E.A.C.H.® Early Childhood Project and the Child Care WAGE$® Project. more info
Two resource libraries
Other information, resources and materials will be offered upon request through one-on-one technical assistance consultations