Please visit the below Alabama Dept. of Health link for useful information for the latest recommendations:
Guidelines for Child Development Facilities (Alabama Public Health)
Feeding Infants and Toddlers in Early Childhood Settings:online training module
Alabama Pathways Professional Development Registry
Alabama Pathways is a resource to provide a path to support and advance the best practices for those who care for and teach children from birth through 12 years. Caregivers, teachers, directors, and other support staff will find benefit from Alabama Pathways being a single, web-based location designed to collect and preserve credentials, education, awards, and completed trainings. Programs that are licensed and/or participate in Alabama Quality STARS are required to be enrolled in Alabama Pathways.
NEW!! The Family Engagement Project---Up to $500 stipend for collaboration. Click Here for more information
We strive to provide teachers with the resources needed to deliver quality programming to their centers and/or child care homes.
Books & Developmentally Appropriate Toys
Video Provider Training
To use any of our resources, come in and sign up for a library card!
For more information, please email Susan Fordham at email@example.com
Toy and book check out for classroom use, teacher & family resources, die cuts and more! To schedule a visit, please call Bertha Allen at 334.749.8400 ext. 9221.
*Visits scheduled by County
Macon County: First Wednesday of the month
Chambers County: Second Wednesday of the month
Russell County: Third Wednesday of the month
Tallapoosa County: Fourth Wednesday of the month
Lee County/Opelika: Third Thursday of the month
Lee County/ Auburn: Fourth Thursday of the month
* Van breaks August and December
In addition to our monthly visits, the van will be available for use one hour before any scheduled training other than Lee county. Lee County providers may schedule use of the die cut room or library one hour before any training at Child Care Resource Center by making a reservation at least 24 hours in advance.
CPR, First Aid, & Minimum Standards Health & Safety Training: free for child care providers through Healthy Child Care Alabama.
For Child Care Centers:
Activity Times for Family/Group Day Care Homes
Contact us at (334) 749-8400 to schedule an appointment.
Research shows a direct correlation between high-quality early learning and children’s positive long-term outcomes in life. NAEYC accreditation helps teachers and other staff of early learning programs develop a shared understanding and commitment to quality. NAEYC’s Benefits of Accreditation page will give you insight into how NAEYC accreditation supports children, teaching staff, administration, families, and community members.
STEPS is an Accreditation Facilitation Project utilizing NAEYC standards and supports the quality improvement efforts of child care centers, preschools, and other early learning programs as a part of broader efforts to raise program quality. Additionally, technical assistance and other support to programs working on NAEYC Accreditation is provided through individually tailored services.
For more information contact Susan Fordham at 334-749-8400 ext. 9222 or firstname.lastname@example.org