All young children in New York should have access to the highest quality services across sectors, locations, and professions. The New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute is a dynamic public-private partnership that exists to drive the excellence of services designed for young children through research, policy, and practice.
New York Works for Children (NYWFC) is the State's integrated professional development system for the early childhood and school age workforce. It is also the home of The Aspire Registry: New York's Registry for Early Childhood Professionals
New York's Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) is a statewide initiative that assists all types of early childhood programs in improving the quality of their services in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for children.
The Career Development Services Center provides free, comprehensive career development services to all current and aspiring early childhood professionals. Our services include: Academic Planning and Advisement, Career and Vocational Assessment, Resume Preparation, Interview and Job Search Strategies and Teacher Certification
The Informal Family Child Care Project offers a wide range of programs and services, including training, technical assistance, home visits and access to dynamic materials and resources that support best practices for children and families.
The NYC Early Childhood Research Network (Network) was established to bring representatives from New York’s City agencies and researchers in the New York City metropolitan area together to consider key research questions to benefit programs and policies serving children from birth through age 8.
Free individual and small group career advising
Professional development events for early childhood professionals
Track your career and qualifications and find professional development
Job openings in positions across the field of early childhood
Tailored Professional Development Plans and Programs