Earlier this year, the NC Institute for Child Development Professionals shared the exciting news of the creation of a project to design an online toolkit and trainings on creating or revising a salary scale for child care centers and family child care homes.
We are excited to share that the NC Salary Scale Toolkit AND the Level 1 Salary Scale Toolkit Training Webinar are now available!
Here you will find access to the NC Salary Scale Toolkit and be able to register for and access the Level I webinar training (an introduction/overview and navigational guide to the NC Salary Scale & Toolkit).
We ask that you check out the online Salary Scale Toolkit, consider taking the Level I training and sharing this email and resource with your networks.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?
WHAT IS THE SALARY SCALE TOOLKIT PROJECT ABOUT? The purpose of this project is to support NC's child care administrators and family child care home providers to review and analyze their budgets and hiring practices to ensure a consistent and fair approach to ECE workforce compensation. In addition to early childhood educators, program administrators and owners, training modules will also support NC's ECE technical assistance providers and NC's ECE higher education faculty, both of whom work directly with ECE providers in child care facilities. They will be able to assist providers with creating or revising a salary scale to support fairer approaches to workforce compensation. Long term goals and outcomes of the project are to help programs sustain compensation gains made from receiving NC stabilization grants, and align with the goals of state compensation workgroups and committees and national movements to improve ECE workforce compensation.
WHAT IS THE LEVEL I TRAINING? The purpose of the Salary Scale Toolkit Level I training webinar is to ensure participants are familiar with how to access the toolkit, how to navigate the toolkit, provide a basic overview of the content of the toolkit and give a short history of the model salary scale and toolkit development.
HOW IS THE TRAINING RECEIVED? This webinar is linked online through the NC Institute for Child Development Professionals website and is available as an on-demand, online training that you can take whenever it is most convenient for you! (see more below)
HOW LONG IS THE TRAINING? The training will take approximately one and half hours (1.5 hrs.) to complete. DCDEE training clock hours are provided for this training.
WHO SHOULD COMPLETE LEVEL I TRAINING? Child care center administrators, family child care home operators, technical assistance staff, trainers, personnel staff, budget staff, staff taking early childhood classes, and anyone else who is interested.
IS IT REQUIRED? This training is voluntary, but a more in-depth Level II training is currently being developed and in order to take the Level II training, the Level I training must be completed first.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? Thanks to funding support for this project, access to the Salary Scale Toolkit and Salary Scale Level I Training is currently FREE!
CAN I STILL EXPLORE THE SALARY SCALE TOOLKIT AND NOT TAKE THE TRAINING? Yes! The online Salary Scale Toolkit is separate from the Level 1 Training Webinar. You are able to access, explore and use the resources in the Salary Scale Toolkit itself at any time through the Institute's website.
HOW DO I TAKE THE TRAINING? When you click the link to enter the training session, you will be taken to the EdPuzzle site. You will see an option in the top right corner to "SIGN UP." You will enter your name and create a username and password to access the training. This platform is FREE to use and will not ask you for your email address. You will want to SAVE your username and password, as this webinar will allow you to pause and come back by using that same username and password; you can also come back to the webinar in the future if you would like to reference particular topics that are discussed.
- This session is self-paced, and will require about an hour and a half of your time.
- You will note the gray dots on the progress line of the video; pausing at these dots will provide questions to complete during the session.
- You will need to complete the entire session and the evaluation link at the end in order to receive DCDEE clock hour training credit. Certificates are available and emailed to you after you submit your evaluation.
WHAT’S NEXT? In addition to the Level I training, the Institute is currently creating a more advanced level training (Level II), that will give a more in-depth dive into the toolkit’s resources and content. This training will ensure that child care facility staff and TA/PD providers and higher education faculty are able to best support child care programs with implementing a salary scale and accessing the resources within the Salary Scale Toolkit. Remember, the Level I training must be completed before being eligible to take the upcoming Level II training.
We will be in touch soon with more information about the Level II Training! In the meantime, if this message was forwarded to you, you can use the QR code below or sign up here to stay up to date on information related to this project.