FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS

As someone who cares for children during the early years, you play an essential role in supporting their healthy development.

Denver’s Early Childhood Council offers an array of training and professional development for early childhood educators at every stage of your career.

Our goal is to help you grow and advance a fulfilling career in early childhood care and education.

We also help people who are not yet credentialed to get the necessary training and meet requirements in order to enter the early childhood field.

Find individualized career navigation and training support.

TRAINING CALENDAR

Get a schedule of our upcoming trainings with information about eligibility and workforce competencies.

SPECIALIZED TRAININGS

Expanding Quality in Infant Toddler Care

EQIT is a 48-hour course designed to improve knowledge and skills of those who care for infants and toddlers. Course has equivalency to college coursework.

Pyramid Plus Approach

A 45-hour course designed to help educators support the social-emotional development of children and address challenging behavior. Course has equivalency to college coursework.

Pre-Licensing Training

Are you interested in opening your own child care? This training covers everything you need to know from state and city regulations to healthy child development. The training is approved by the state. Contact us to learn more.

HELP DESK

If you have questions about training, how to register, or need additional support, check out our help desk resources.

START OR GROW YOUR CAREER

Start Your Career

The first step to becoming an early childhood educator is meeting the Early Childhood Teacher minimum requirement. It can be complex to do, that’s why we are here to help.

Earn the Early Childhood Credential 3.0

A voluntary, tiered system of professional credentials that recognizes and honors growth of knowledge and experience for professionals in the field.

DPP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Learn more about the Achievement Award for educators offered through the Denver Preschool Program.

ADVANCE YOUR CAREER

We offer individualized career guidance and professional navigation services.

We start by getting to know you to understand your goals and interests. Then we work together to create a plan for your professional development.

LEARN MORE

ANNUAL CLOCK HOUR TRAINING

Ongoing professional development and training across all licensing areas including child development, health and safety, nutrition, and family support.

EARLY LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES

The Early Learning and Development Guidelines describe a child’s learning and development from birth to 8 years old and provide practical tips and ideas that educators and families can use to support young children’s healthy development.

Tips to support learning and development at every age.

BECOME AN EARLY CHILDHOOD TRAINER

We are always looking for new trainers with diverse experience across a range of child development and education domains. Contact us for more information about becoming a trainer for Denver’s Early Childhood Council.

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