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Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Benefits

Program Description

The Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Program provides high-quality professional development to improve the knowledge and skills of early childhood educators who work in urban or rural high-poverty communities, and who serve primarily children from low-income families.

General Program Requirements

In order to be eligible for this program, you must be part of a Partnership of:

  1. A professional development provider;
  2. Public agencies, Head Start agencies, or private organizations; and
  3. If feasible, an entity with experience in training early childhood educators about identifying and preventing behavioral problems or with experience in working with children who are victims of abuse may apply.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For application information on this program, please visit the Applicant Information page.

Program Contact Information

To obtain more information on this program, please visit the Department of Education's Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Program page.