What is Michigan Registry?
The Michigan Registry offers professional development and quality improvement tools in one centralized website in order to support members of the early childhood and education workforce of Michigan. This registry allows childcare providers in the state of Michigan to increase the number of high-quality early childhood education programs and services, track professional progress, and develop a skilled early childhood workforce.
After applying to be part of the Michigan Registry, participants will be placed at a level on the career pathway. This Career Pathway promotes professional development with participants and also recognizes experience, training, and educational accomplishments. The Michigan 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 path. Participants can reference their Career Pathway level by logging into their Michigan Registry account.
Once your application is processed, you will have access to the Michigan Registry. On the Michigan Registry, a wide variety of childcare training listings are provided. The Michigan Registry manages all of your trainings and keep the records all in one place. The system allows you to locate training by a specific trainer or by specific keywords. AIR Child Care Training Solutions has multiple courses listed on the Michigan Registry.
Michigan Childcare Training Tools
While there are many great tools available to childcare professionals, here’s two that we’ve found to be very useful.
‘Search For Training’ tab in the Michigan Registry allows users to search for trainings and trainers. Users can look through the training calendar or the course catalog to find trainings interesting to them. Users can also search by location, date, event ID, or subject if they know a specific area that they are interested in. If a user is interested in a particular trainer, they can search using the Trainer Directory. Users can narrow the search by selecting expertise areas, language, competencies, and so much more.
Saved Events allows users to find events they are interested in and save them in a specific area. If you walk away from the computer, see one that’s interesting but do not need hours currently, or want to keep looking, the Saved Events tool can become very handy.
How many in-service training hours are required in Michigan?
According to the Michigan Child Care and Education Professional Development Record, all early childhood workforce members must complete certain ongoing training requirements per year.
Family/Group Childcare Home: Full time caregivers in a must complete a total of ten (10) clock hours of annual training. Assistant care givers in a family/group childcare home must complete five (5) clock hours of annual training. These training hour requirements do not include CPR, first aide, and blood-bourne pathogen training.
Child Care Center: All caregivers and program directors must complete a total of sixteen (16) clock hours of annual training. CPR and first aid training may count for up to two (2) hours of training in the year of completion.