Types of Educators

Family Child Care Providers are licensed to care for children in a private home. They must be at least 18 years of age and be certified in Infant and Child CPR and first aid. They may be licensed to care for up to 6, 8, or 10 children. Additional work experience and training are required before a licensee can increase their enrollment.  Family Child Care Providers are allowed to be assisted by a Certified Assistant or Regular Assistant who must meet certain EEC guidelines. You can learn more about Assistants at 7.09 (15) (c) of the regulations click here

Group Child Care is center-base programming for more than 10 children where, in most cases, they are grouped according to age. Group Child Care programs are staffed and administered by EEC qualified professionals.

Infant-Toddler or Preschool Teacher must be at least 21 years old. Education and work experience are necessary to obtain EEC certification as an Infant-Toddler or Preschool Teacher for center-based early education programs. Substitutions for teacher qualifications may apply. To view Teacher qualifications, please click here
Lead Infant-Toddler or Preschool Teacher – Education and work experience are necessary to obtain EEC certification as a Lead Infant-Toddler Teacher and/or Lead Preschool Teacher for center-based early education programs. To view Lead Infant-Toddler or Preschool Teacher qualifications, click here

Director I & Director II – Education and work experience are necessary to obtain EEC certification as a Director I or Director II for center-based early education programs. Click here to view complete Director I & II qualifications: click here

School-Age and Out of School Time is for children in kindergarten through age 14 (16 if the child has special needs.) Staff qualifications for Assistant Leader, Group Leader, Site Coordinator and Program Administrator can be found in the regulations under 7.09 (19) (a) at click here

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