VT Center Directors: Must be at least 20 years of age and meet the criteria for a Teacher Associate. Keep in mind that requirements vary by center size. Fill out an application for more information!
NH Lead Teacher: 18 years old, high school diploma or equivalent, 3 college credits in Child or Human Development, 18 relevant credits and 1000 hours working in a licensed center or meet another one of the qualifying factors. Fill out an application for more information.
VT Teacher: 20 years old, high school diploma or equivalent, a relevant Bachelor’s degree or meet another one of the qualifying factors. Fill out an application for more information.
NH Associate Teacher: 18 years old, high school diploma or equivalent, 3 college credits in Child or Human Development, 9 relevant credits or meet another one of the qualifying factors. Fill out an application for more information.
VT Teacher Associate: 20 years old, high school diploma or equivalent, a relevant Associate’s Degree or meet another one of the qualifying factors. Fill out an application for more information.
NH Teacher Assistant: 16 years old, no minimum education. Fill out an application for more information.
VT Teacher Assistant: 18 years old, a high school diploma or equivalent, a current CDA and 12 months of experience in a licensed center or meet another one of the qualifying factors. Fill out an application for more details.
NH Junior Helper: 14 years old, no minimum education. Fill out an application for more information.
VT Trainee: 15 years old, has basic literacy skills, is enrolled in and finishes one of the trainings required per Vermont state law. Fill out an application for more information.
VT Classroom Aide: 18 years old, high school diploma or equivalent, finishes one of the trainings required per Vermont state law. Fill out an application for more information.
Substitute Teacher: 18 years old, high school diploma or equivalent.
NH Center Directors: 21 years old, high school diploma or equivalent, 3 college credits in Supervision or Management, a relevant Associate’s Degree or meet another one of the qualifying factors. Fill out an application for more information.
Maintain a healthy governance and leadership structure with clear board, committee, and staff roles
Create and maintain sustainable leadership and committee structures that keep the strategic plan on track without undue burden on officers and committees
Continue to develop the Roles and responsibilities of the Network Coordinator, officers, committees, and ECEA membership revised, if needed, to reflect learnings from the year
Maintain clear communication and a constructive working relationship between the Network Coordinator, Board Co-Chairs, Executive Committee, and other committees
Ensure that regular meetings of standing and ad hoc committees have clear agendas and effective outputs to implement strategic goals
Monitor and adjust roles and expectations to keep within sustainable time commitments
Explore experience and mentoring opportunities for members and committees to build a pipeline of future committee chairs and officers
Utilize periodic consultation and support from the governance consultant
Create a sustainable funding plan to support ECEA staffing and programs
Development of a 2-year plan for sustainable funding (2021-2022)
A substantial portion of 2021 revenue secured or likely by December of 2020
Build a budget for 2021 by fall 2020, including Network Coordinator hours and cost.
Through the Professional Development Committee, identify training and professional development priorities for 2021 and costs involved.
Identify collaborative relationships that benefit ECEA members
Identify potential funding partners and reach out for one-on-one meetings.
Implement a paid Network Coordinator position
A paid Network Coordinator is in place and funded for 2020
Reporting relationships between the Network Coordinator, Board Co-Chairs, and Executive Committee are implemented
Contract and salary are finalized by January 2020
Regular support and check-ins are taking place between the Network Coordinator and Board Co-Chairs
Network Coordinator and Executive Committee are meeting regularly on a monthly basis, and conducting a check-in on the strategic plan every 4 months
Staffing needs for 2021 are defined by October 2020, based on the experience of piloting the position in 2020
Be at the table in regional and statewide settings to influence policies and systems change
Continued representation at Building Bright Futures (regional, state), Let’s Grow Kids, NH-Preschool Development Grant, NH Child Care Advisory
Increase representation at local, regional and state levels as needed
Increase bi-directional communication between network and regional/statewide settings
Network coordinator will represent the ECEA at targeted advocacy meetings
Network coordinator will facilitate the strategic presence of ECEA directors at targeted regional and statewide meetings
Inform the network of regional and statewide policies and systems changes (network meetings, website)
Strengthen our capacity by building relationships with key stakeholders and other networks
Continued participation and collaboration with established key stakeholders and networks
Increase capacity by building new relationships with key stakeholders and networks
Maintain collaboration with Work United Project and Child Forum network, Child Care Aware NH and Northern Lights at CCV
Identify collaborative opportunities with key stakeholders and networks in the region (DH-Community Health Partnership, Starting Points, Integrated Family Services)
Transfer learning into quality improvements in programs and services
Begin efforts to support a culture of intentional classroom development
Begin efforts to support the implementation of best practices in classrooms
Identify needs for supporting intentional classrooms (survey, interview)
Identify needs for supporting the implementation of best practices in classrooms (survey, interview)
Identify opportunities for collaboration with existing projects/learning opportunities
Share opportunities for quality improvement on ECEA website
Support area directors in efforts to retain and recruit staff
Increase efforts in supporting directors in staff retainment
Increase efforts in supporting directors in staff recruitment
Identify and implement one strategy to support directors in retainment of staff (e.g. Staff wellness project, Caring for Caregivers)
Identify and implement one strategy to support directors in the recruitment of staff (e.g. media campaign, branding)
Expand ECEA’s involvement in training and professional development offerings
Expand director-level training embedded in network meetings based on topics identified by the directors
Identify external learning opportunities that would deepen director skills and knowledge, and support them to make plans to attend
Expand collaborative involvement in ECE-related training offerings (Infant/Toddler Initiative, Be Resilient UV)
Support UVEI in the recruitment of ECEA directors in a soft pilot by end of 2020
Increase the number of director-level trainings offered during monthly meetings (over the 4 offered in 2019)
Increase ECE workforce’s knowledge of local, regional, state, and national training opportunities
Increase the number of training opportunities for the ECE workforce through internal collaborative efforts (above the 4 offered in 2019)
Increase the number of training opportunities for the ECE workforce through external collaborative efforts (above the 2 offered in 2019)
Create opportunities for networking, information sharing, and peer learning at every level of the profession
Networking meetings offered to all center directors
ECE-related service and resource providers are invited to participate in relevant center director networking meetings
Increased opportunities (over the one opportunity in November 2019) for ECEA directors to network outside monthly meeting
Provide monthly networking meetings in 10 or more months per year including contact when possible
Through peer relationships and targeted recruitment efforts, recruit 5 more directors who did not engage in 2018-19 to the monthly meetings
Build up communication and resources through the website, social media, and email that raises awareness of ECEA and publicizes tangible benefits
Provide opportunities for stakeholders to share/exchange information at monthly meetings
Provide a web-based private chat site for directors monitored by a webmaster
Provide directors the opportunity to participate in an annual network retreat/luncheon