Early Childhood Professional Development (ECPD) Classes
All staff members in JEC-affiliate early childhood programs are asked to commit to their own professional growth by completing a minimum of 10 hours of coherent professional learning each academic year. These are often developed by local education directors in cooperation with the JEC, while some are offered community wide. Check with your director annually for more information.
When that learning is “coherent” (meaning that the ten hours are all on the same theme), the JEC offers individual completion stipends to teachers.
Teachers who are enrolled in CDA or college courses may count their college-level learning towards these 10 annual hours.