Our Career Development Center provides comprehensive career development services to all current and aspiring early childhood professionals at no cost to the provider.
Nuestro Centro de Desarrollo Profesional ofrece servicios gratuitos e integrales de desarrollo profesional a todos los profesionales actuales y aspirantes a la primera infancia.
The field of early childhood is growing! Explore with us the dynamic range of opportunities to make an impact in the lives of children and families – both in and outside of the classroom.
Whether you are unemployed, under-employed, changing careers, entering or re-entering the work force we will ensure you have the basic tools necessary to successfully market yourself to a potential employer.
A well prepared highly qualified workforce is essential for the growth and development of young children. Make a commitment to lifelong learning!
We now have Career Development Centers in all 10 economic development regions of New York State. Select the county you most often work, or plan to work in to help us match you with your regional team. We'll remember your selection for the next time you visit.
Do you work in an early childhood center? Would you like to earn a credential, certificate, two year, four year or graduate degree? Fill out our Scholarship Application to make an appointment with an early childhood Career Advisor to review your eligibility for one or more scholarships.
Do you have a CDA Certificate but need your CDA Credential? Do you need support putting together your portfolio or preparing for the CDA Exam? This CDA completion program is for you!
Join us for test prep sessions to prepare for the Teacher Certification exams
The program provides students not only with the required coursework but also advisement, writing support, portfolio creation, career services, and classroom observation in pursuit of the Child Development Associate Credential.
The CPAC is recognized as the standard for measuring effectiveness in leadership, procedural supervision, and fiscal management for administrators of early childhood and school-aged children's programs. Obtaining the CPAC also serves as a measure of individual professional achievement.
The Early Childhood Career Development Center is working with NYC Public Schools to support qualified family childcare providers to get a college credit-bearing CDA. This will be available at no cost to family and group family providers.
The Early Childhood Career Center has established an ECE Employment Network to connect employers and job seeking professionals at all levels. Apply to connect with one of our advisors.