The trainings in this category are accepted by the Nebraska Office of Early Childhood Training Center, as long as the Independent Study Application is filled out and submitted after the course is taken. The application can be found here: http://ecrecords.education.ne.gov/IndependentStudyLogin.aspx
What is NECPRS?
The Nebraska Early Childhood Professional Record System or NECPRS offers professional development and quality improvement tools in one centralized website in order to support early childhood educators in Nebraska. NECPRS was created to collect information about Nebraska’s early childhood system and determine quality rating using the Step Up to Quality system. NECPRS supports the entire Nebraska early childhood system including programs, professionals, children, and families.
NECPRS approves qualified training organizations to administer training. AIR Child Care Training Solutions is an identified/evaluated organization that is nationally recognized by the National Workforce Registry Alliance.
Nebraska Childcare Training Tools
While there are many great tools available to childcare professionals, here’s two that we’ve found to be very useful.
Training Calendar in NECPRS is a searchable calendar filled with approved early childhood trainings. Participants can search the training calendar by date, location, or training title.
The NECPRSallows users to Easily Manage their professional development in one convenient location. Users can upload transcripts and certificates into the system for verification and documentation, easily keep track of progress in completing annual in-service hours and monitor their early childhood related credentials.
How many annual in-service hours are needed in Nebraska?
According to the Nebraska Health and Human Services Child Care Center Regulations, staff members who work full time are required to complete twelve (12) clock hours of in-service training annually. Staff members who work less than twenty hours per week are required to complete six (6) clock hours of in-service training annually.