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Our Career Development Center provides free, comprehensive career development services to all current and aspiring early childhood professionals.


The Career Development Center is growing!

We now have dedicated Career Development Centers in most regions of the state. If you live and/or work in any of these regions, visit your regions website:

Enhanced B5 SUNY-CUNY Workforce Scholarship

The Enhanced B5 SUNY-CUNY Workforce Scholarship is a grant for individuals seeking early childhood credentials, certificates degrees and or certification in early childhood education at CUNY or SUNY schools across the state.

Test Prep

The Career Development Center offers test prep sessions to help you prepare for the NYS Certification exams. Each series covers one exam and consists of multiple sessions over several weeks. Our upcoming Test Prep offerings are below.For more information about NYS certification exams, visit our Certification Guide.

Winter 2022 Career Development Lecture Series

The Mid-Hudson Career Development Center is hosting the following events:

Tuesday, January 11th at 6:30 PM: College 101: Strategies for Success

Tuesday, February 1st at 6:30 PM: Time Management

Tuesday, March 1st at 6:30 PM: Early Childhood Career Pathways

 

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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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CDA Completion Program

Do you have a CDA Certificate but need your CDA Credential? If so, this program is for you! 

Candidates will meet in group sessions and 1:1 as needed by appointment. By the end of the program, candidates will understand the CDA Credentialing process. Candidates will have a completed the portfolio with all competencies and resources required; have applied for the CDA exam, registered for the written exam at a Pierson Testing site, have an assigned PD Specialist, applied for the EIP funding for the exam, taken a practice test, and received Verification Visit coaching.

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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. More than 230 students have graduated from the CUNY SPS CDA certificate program since its inception in 2012. 

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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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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!



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