Are you a new early childhood teacher?
Ask your director about the New Staff Orientation program. It is an easy way to develop a basic understanding of what caring for children is all about.
Interested in caring for children in your home?
Reading the Heartland Family Child Care Handbook is a good way to discover the basics of home child care. The Handbook offers a self assessment, nutritional information, activities, forms for collecting fees and managing your business and tips on working with parents.
Already teaching and caring for children?
Explore our training and publications:
- Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Workshops
Want to improve quality, but feel overwhelmed? The Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ERS) workshops may be just what you are looking for. The ERS scales provide a step-by-step blueprint for improving your skills and enhancing your program. Participation in ERS classes can also help you earn points and a bonus in the Iowa Quality Rating System.