For Providers

Early Childhood Connections provides many services to help child care professionals succeed at their business.  Check out all we do!


Stay in the loop!

Keep up to date by joining our email list and following the Early Childhood Connections Facebook Page!

Professional Development

Early Childhood Connections provides in-service training and professional development for early childhood professionals.  You can see our training calendar, and information about on-site trainings, Kickstart, Trailblazer, Membership, special events and more in this section.


Quality Initiatives

Join a quality project and receive a year’s worth of special support and assistance for free!  Many have stipends or grants attached.   Projects change year to year so visit this section for the latest opportunities!


Mini Learning Experiences

Mini Learning Experiences are a fun experience for the children in your care and a learning opportunity for yourself or your teachers. 


Library

Need some new toys or books to rotate in?  We have a resource library that you can use to bring fresh new books, kits, games, learning activities and more to your site. 


Get Started

Looking to get started in the child care field?  Visit this section to learn more about what you need to do and how we can help!

Referral & Marketing

The Referral Service helps spread the word and keeps your vacancies filled.  This free service works best with frequent updating.  Update your vacancies and profile information now.


Coaching & Technical Assistance

As a child care professional, you may run into a situation that is difficult to resolve. Early Childhood Connections Specialists are ready to help you tackle these situations and answer questions to help you provide a high quality learning environment for any age.  


Work-room

Keep previous creations safe, create new experiences and keep your business organized.  We have a laminator and accu-cut machines available.


Links

Looking for other organizations or businesses that can help you with your child care business?  Check out our list! 

Latest News

Encouraging Children to Enjoy Books Independently

“There’s no disputing it: Being read to every day by a parent or caregiver fosters close relationships, builds vocabulary, knowledge, and early literacy skills, and helps children grow up to love reading. Don’t overlook the additional benefits of helping children learn that enjoying books independently, is good too. Children can productively spend time with books on their…

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Accepting applications for our next Quality Project!

Are you looking for an opportunity to increase the quality of your child care, receive financial stipends and free training? We are currently recruiting Family/Group Child Care Homes to participate in our next Child Care Quality Initiative Project. This project enhances child care quality through coaching and professional development to support positive child interactions and…

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Upcoming Events

Thu 12

Cultivating Compassionate Classrooms

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 14

Basic Child Development Including Supervision

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat 14

KickStart 101

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm