Investment, Innovation & Action: Strategies to Revive the ECE System

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Investment, Innovation & Action: Strategies to Revive the ECE System

Session for Early Ed. professionals that will offer NC and national perspectives.

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Investment, Innovation & Action: Strategies in NC to Revive the Early Care & Education System in a “Post” Pandemic Era

A high-quality virtual seminar brought to you by the North Carolina Institute for Child Development Professionals (NCICDP/ "The Institute")

Dec. 9, 2022 from 12:30 – 3:30 PM EST

Join us as we gain perspectives from three panels focused at the national, state, community and provider levels looking at new strategies to address workforce issues.

Panel One: What’s New in Federal and State Policy and Funding to Address Workforce Education and Compensation Issues?


Lauren Hogan, Managing Director of Policy and Professional Advancement at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

New and Needed NC Strategies and Funding to Help the ECE Workforce and What We Can Do?

Susan Butler-Staub, NC Early Education Coalition & NCAEYC Board President

Panel Two: What are Some New or Model Strategies or Resources to Support the Early Childhood Workforce in NC?


Linda Chappel, Child Care Services Association; Using Every State and Local Resource to Implement High Quality County Pre-K with Well-Compensated Teachers

Edith Locke and Allison Miller, Child Care Services Association; What’s New With Statewide T.E.A.C.H. scholarships and Wage Supplements

Mary Olvera, NC Community College System Office; New Strategies to Support Community College ECE Credentials and Degrees

Panel Three: What Innovative Strategies are Child Care Providers Using to Attract and Retain Early Childhood Educators?


Rhonda Rivers, Regional Director of Curriculum and Training at LeafSpring Schools in Charlotte, NC and Adjunct Instructor at Central Piedmont Community College

Michele Miller-Cox, Executive Director at First Presbyterian Day School, in Durham NC and Adjunct Faculty at Durham Tech

Registration Information

-The Webinar cost for ECE teachers, directors, family child care educators and ECE students is $10.00.

-The Webinar cost for all other ECE Professionals is $25.00.

-3 Hours of DCDEE Contact Hour Training Credits will be available