EARLY CHILDHOOD PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES



Virginia Department of Social Services Publications
http://www.dss.virginia.gov/family/cc/professionals_resources.cgi
This website contains links to several publications including two publications used in several Early Childhood Courses:

Virginia Department of Education—Early Childhood Instruction
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/early_childhood/index.shtml
Website provides information on Early Childhood Education and initiatives in Virginia. The focus is on four-year-old pre-K programs.  Here you will find a copy of the

State Licensure Regulations:
http://nrckids.org/STATES/states.htm
From this site you can investigate childcare regulations in any State.  To get to Virginia click on the map.  You will find several links with regulations that pertain to childcare in Virginia.  Investigate other areas of this site for information on health and safety in early childhood settings.


Virginia Office of Early Childhood Development:
http://www.earlychildhood.virginia.gov/aboutus.html
Smart Beginnings-Virginia: http://www.smartbeginnings.org/ These related sites provide information about quality initiatives in Virginia specifically the QRIS )Quality Rating Improvement System.


NAEYC CODE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/PSETH05.pdf
This is a link to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and their Position Statement on Ethical Conduct


Virginia Department of Social Services Career Lattice:
http://www.dss.virginia.gov/files/division/cc/provider_....
This is a link to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and their Position Statement on Ethical Conduct


CDA--Council for Professional Recognition:
http://www.cdacouncil.org/
This site provides you with information about obtaining your CDA. You cannot get a CDA through NOVA but we do help you meet the training/education of 120 clock hours. These hours are met by taking three-3 credit courses through NOVA. The 120 hours of training is one of several requirements you must meet to apply for and receive your CDA.


Virginia Child Day Care Scholarship Program

The State of Virginia provides scholarships to current and future child care providers and early childhood teachers. The scholarship is in the form of tuition for up to two courses a semester for a total of eight courses in your lifetime. There is also a dollar tuition limit. Check out the website above for more information.


THINK YOU WANT TO BE A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER?
http://www.gmu.edu/depts/advising/advising_resources/...
This website provides specific information on the program at George Mason University. It may not answer all your questions but is a good start. Other colleges may have different requirements but all follow the teacher licensure guidelines for the Commonwealth.

 

Questions/Comments:

sjohnson@nvcc.edu