The Early Learning Career Center (Career Center) makes professional development supports available to all early learning programs in Miami-Dade County. The Career Center, funded by The Children’s Trust (TCT) as part of the Miami-Dade County Early Learning Quality Improvement System, provides early childhood educators with career advising, TCT Educator Scholarships, and other training resources. These supports are ultimately intended to enhance the early learning experiences of young children.
Research shows that high quality early learning programs have substantial impacts on the development, health, and well-being of young children well into adulthood. Support from highly trained professional development specialists, along with funding for educational scholarships and wage stipends has proven vital for professionalizing the workforce and enhancing the early learning environment.