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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.

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Exploring Your Options

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.


Getting the Job

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.


Education and Advancement

A well prepared highly qualified workforce is essential for the growth and development of young children. Make a commitment to lifelong learning!

Early Childhood Workforce Scholarships

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.

CDA Completion Program

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!


Test Prep

Join us for test prep sessions to prepare for the Teacher Certification exams

Let's Talk About...Resume Design to Advance Your Early Childhood Career

When was the last time you revised your resume? A carefully designed resume is key to opening doors to exciting new career opportunities. Join us for this important conversation as we review key 'Do's' and 'Don'ts' for resume writing and engage in activities for stand-out resumes!

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Let's Talk About....Advancing Your ECE Career: How to Plan for a Fulfilling Next Chapter

Have you reached what seems to be a crossroads in your career? Do you have a longing desire to gain more from the field of early childhood education by pursuing a leadership role? The New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute Career Advisors will highlight robust leadership opportunities and career pathways that allow you to take your career in a new and fulfilling direction. Learn about our Early Childhood Career Pathways Assessment tool, our employment network, and how to leverage professional networking for career advancement.

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Let's Talk About....Your Success with Online College Courses

Are online and hybrid the same thing?
What is synchronous versus asynchronous?
What is an LMS?
Where do I buy an OER?

Join our Career Conversation to learn the answers to these questions and more! Be prepared for your college classes and set yourself up for success!!

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2023 CUNY School of Professional Studies CDA Information Sessions

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.

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2023 CUNY School of Professional Studies CPAC Info Sessions

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.

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NYC Public Schools Family Child Care Network Project

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 ECE Employment Network

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.

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