JUNE 2021 EDITION
Supporting our Early Childhood Workforce!
The June - August Editon of the PD Catalog is now available. This edition features new Tom Copeland business training, a CLASS Primer for Teachers by Teachstone, EQIT, Pre-Licensing, Pyramid Plus, and a Health and Wellness Workshop Series. Click the PD Catalog link for training descriptions, dates, costs, and links to register!
TOP NEWS
  • NEW PDIS will launch in mid-June! The PDIS is the statewide system that provides training and tracks the required qualifications and voluntary credentials of early childhood professionals. The highlights and some key dates are below. Review the PDIS Fact Sheet and FAQ for PDIS for full details.
  • User-friendly system makes it fast and easy to find what you need 
  • Requirements and information for child care licensing and Early Childhood Professional Credentials aligned in one place
  • Simplified scoring for Early Childhood Professional Credentials
  • Updated Competencies for Early Childhood Educators and Professionals 
  • Make it clearer what steps to take and what documents to submit to earn a credential or qualification
  • Speed up review times and allow you to see the status of your application
  • Save qualifications and credentials so you can access your information when you need it
  • June 7: It’s important that you finish all PDIS courses currently in progress by the end of the day on June 7. Courses that are in progress at the time of the transition to the new PDIS will not transfer over. Professionals with courses in progress at the time of the transition will have to restart and take the entire training again in the new PDIS to earn a completion.
  • June 8: The PDIS will be temporarily shut down at midnight on June 8. This is to allow time to migrate data and get the new system up and running. For full details on this, click HERE.

Pre-Licensing Classes & FREE Supports
Are you thinking of becoming a licensed child care provider? AFK is here to support you every step along the way.

Quarterly Pre-Licensing Classes
Each quarter, AFK offers a course for becoming a licensed provider.
 
Next Five-Day Virtual Session
July 26-30 | $150
 
Rules, Regulations & Business Rules for Family Child Care Homes
This course for exempt providers is offered on the first three days of each quarterly Pre-Licensing session. July 26-28 | $90
 
Contact Geanina Brown (719.651.3484) to learn more about classes and free supports or visit the Opening a Child Care page of the AFK website.
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