Training

Research indicates that outcomes for children are directly related to the quality of care and teaching they receive in their earliest years. In fact, findings are almost uniform in demonstrating significant and meaningful benefits to children when teacher-child interactions are supportive, organized, and cognitively stimulating. It is critically important that early childhood teachers have the knowledge and skills needed to support young children’s healthy growth and development.

Because preparing effective, qualified teaching staff is crucial to ensuring high quality early childhood practices, GRECS is committed to providing evidence-based training and professional development activities that have been shown to result in improved teacher practices and educational benefits for children.

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Online Training

In today’s fast-paced world, offering a variety of ways to meet the training needs of  early childhood professionals is a necessity. Facilitated online training is one option that has proven to be convenient and viable for many people. It is an easily accessible and affordable alternative when face-to-face workshops conflict with your busy schedule.

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Training and Technical Assistance

Because preparing effective, qualified teaching staff is crucial to ensuring high quality early childhood practices, GRECS is committed to providing evidence-based training and professional development activities that have been shown to result in improved teacher practices and educational benefits for children.

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Early Learning News Quarterly Newsletter

Each quarter, GRECS produces and distributes over 1200 copies of Early Learning News to early childhood programs, professionals and other interested parties. If you don’t get Early Learning News and Pass Along to Parents delivered to you, don’t worry – you can always access them right here!

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Your Early Childhood Education Career

There are many different career choices available in early childhood education. Supporting the healthy development of children and strengthening families is both meaningful and personally rewarding. Whether you are just considering a career working with young children or have been in the field for years and are ready to take your career to the next level, we can you get started.

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The IACET Difference

GRECS’ continuing training and education programs meet the highest standards for continuing education and training, earning our agency the distinction of being awarded Authorized Provider status by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training, the accrediting organization for Continuing Education and Training credit (CEU).

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Alabama Quality Stars

Alabama Quality STARS is a comprehensive quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) containing standards for five STAR levels of quality for center-based early childhood programs in Alabama. Alabama STARS identifies the levels of quality in centers and establishes clear quality benchmarks with a framework for improving programs for the state’s most precious citizens – our children. Look for more information on Alabama STARS coming soon…