Planning Your Career in Child Care
Let Childcare Resources help you start or advance your career in child care. We offer a variety of support services geared towards individual teachers and administrators as well as programs intended to assist centers and homes in improving the quality of their programs.
Call the provider intake line at (205) 945-0018 and press 9 for an individualized assessment of what we can do for you.
Child Development Associate Credential
If you are currently interested in or are pursuing a CDA, consult the latest issue of the Quality Times to learn about upcoming CDA assistance classes at Childcare Resources. For individual CDA assistance, please call the provide intake line at (205) 945-0018 and press 9.
Alabama Pathways is designed to assist individuals who work in various early childhood and school-age care settings in identifying appropriate professional preparation and ongoing professional development that is specific to child development and early childhood education. The early childhood and school-age care professionals who benefit from participating in Alabama Pathways care for and teach children in programs that are required to be licensed and those that are exempt from being licensed.
The Alabama Pathways Professional Development Lattice is a system that provides early care and education professionals with a tool to track their professional development. Each individual can identify her/his current place on the Alabama Pathways Professional Development Lattice, as well as the progressive path to enhanced training and education within the field of early care and education.
Local Alabama Institutions that offer programs in Child Development or Early Care and Education
Bevill State Community College
Toll Free: 1-800-648-3271
Jefferson State Community College
Toll Free: 1-800-239-5900
Lawson State Community College
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Montevallo
TEACH Early Childhood Alabama
The TEACH Scholarship program, provided by the Alabama Partnership for Children, can assist you in attaining a Child Development Associate Credential or an Associate Degree.
For more information, contact Smart Start Alabama Partnership for Children.
Leadership in Child Care Scholarship
The Alabama Department of Post Secondary Education provides the Leadership in Child Care Scholarship Program for staff working in exempt from licensure programs.
For more information, call 1-334-242-2965.