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Early Educator Support (EES) Unit

The Early Educator Support (EES) Unit formerly known as the Early Educator Support, Licensure, and Professional Development (EESLPD) Unit has been officially renamed effective December 2020.  Please periodically check the EES webpages for continual updates and reminders.

The Early Educator Support (EES) website provides information about the Birth-through-Kindergarten (BK) education and licensure requirements for Early Childhood Lead Teachers who are employed by nonpublic schools (NC Pre-K, Developmental Day, Head Start, MECK Pre-K, and other locally funded Early Childhood programs) who hold, or are eligible for, the BK license. The EES Unit provides licensure support for Early Childhood Lead Teachers at each type of licensure from the Initial Alternative (e.g. Residency), 3- year Initial Professional (IPL) to 5-year Continuing Professional (CPL) licensure and oversight of the Beginning Teacher Support Program (BTSP).

Early Childhood Lead Teachers who are employed by nonpublic schools (NC Pre-K, Developmental Day, Head Start, MECK Pre-K, and other locally funded Early Childhood programs) must enroll with the EES Unit. Please visit EES Enrollment for more information.

 

What is the NC Birth-through-Kindergarten License?

The North Carolina Birth-through-Kindergarten license allows Early Childhood Lead Teachers to work with young children, from birth through age 5 years, with and without disabilities, including those at-risk, and their families

Teacher Employment Eligibility Requirements

Resources to determine your eligibility as an NC Pre-K Lead Teacher

Teacher Evaluation Process

Early Childhood Educators who are enrolled with the EES Unit to attain and/or maintain NC Birth-through-Kindergarten licensure are required to align their instruction with NC Foundations for Early Learning and Development. 

Foundations for Families

Foundations for Families is designed to support early childhood professionals’ conversations with families around their child’s development. Aligned with the 2013 North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development, each handout is focused on a particular age level (infants, ones, etc.), provides a short description of skills typical for that age, and offers suggestions for activities that families might do to support positive development. The handouts are designed to be printed and shared with families.

 

 

 

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