The trainings in this category are accepted by The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood to be used towards annual in service hours required for OEC – Licensed Programs.
What is the Connecticut Early Childhood Professional Registry?
The Connecticut Early Childhood Professional Registryprovides resources to professional development training opportunities and quality improvement tools in one centralized website in order to support early childhood educators in Connecticut. After applying to be part of the Connecticut Early Childhood Professional Registry, participants will be placed at a level on the career ladder. This career ladder promotes professional development with participants and also recognizes experience, training, and educational accomplishments. The Connecticut Early Childhood Professional Registry provides a number of sources for participants to develop and gain more skills as well as move themselves up in levels on the career ladder.
The Connecticut Early Childhood Professional Registry offers a wide variety of childcare training courses. The Connecticut Early Childhood Professional Registry also approves online training organizations to administer courses online to meet ongoing professional development requirements. AIR Child Care Training Solutions is one of these approved organizations.
Connecticut Childcare Training Tools
While there are many great tools available to childcare professionals, here’s two that we’ve found to be very useful.
The ‘Find Training Event’ tab in Connecticut Early Childhood Professional Registry allows users to search for trainings using specific filters. Users can look through the training calendar filtering by core knowledge areas, course title, course level, course description, and so much more.
My Goals in Connecticut Early Childhood Professional Registry allows users to set professional development goals. These goals can help move participants up the career ladder.
How many training hours are needed in Connecticut?
According to the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood Sample Licensing Policies Revised in 2018, (early childhood professionals in Connecticut are required to complete professional development training annually that equals 1% of total hours worked that year.