What is SCEndeavors?
SCEndeavors, formerly known as the South Carolina Center for Child Care Career Development (CCCD), is the central resource for early childhood educators, trainers, and programs that are intended for young children and their families in South Carolina. One of the key tools that SCEndeavors is now using, is a practitioner registry. The SCEndeavors Registry provides a number of key benefits from increasing the number of high-quality early childcare education programs to tracking knowledge, and also raise the status of early care and education.
Individual participants can register for one of two types of accounts with SC Endeavors: account and professional profile. By creating an individual account with SCEndeavors, participants can register and receive DSS credit hours for registered and certified trainings as well as access to learning records of training that can be shared with DSS Licensing Specialists.The professional profile option allows users to expand on an account to receive additional support services, participate in the ABC Quality system, and even become an approved trainer. Professional Profile users can access additional SCEndeavors Registry features such the full Learning Record, Career Ladder placement, verified career qualifications, and credential application.
On the SCEndeavors Registry, a wide variety of childcare training listings are provided. SCEndeavors 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 several courses listed on the SCEndeavors registry.
South Carolina 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 SCEndeavors 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 annual clock hours of training do South Carolina childcare providers need?
According to the South Carolina Child Care website, all staff providing direct care to children must participate in at least fifteen (15) clock hours of training each year. At least five of these clock hours must in child growth and development, and at least five hours must be in curriculum activities excluding first aid and CPR.