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Child Care Training and Resources

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NIM’s Early Learning Alliance (ELA) is a full-service early child care training agency that helps child care professionals acquire the skills, information and resources they need to create top-notch childcare facilities, from home-based programs to large-scale child care centers. Our state-recognized trainings and specialists provide top-to-bottom analysis and coaching to help child care professionals take their programs to the next level. NIM child care training services affect more than one in eight pre-school aged children in Philadelphia.

Child Development Associate (CDA) certification
ELA helps child care practitioners achieve this credential and improve their facilities.

Quality Improvement Systems (QIS)
QIS helps early childhood professionals through on-site consultations, program assessments, introduction to the PA Early Learning Standards, and curriculum and activity ideas.

Keystone STARS
ELA helps child care professionals raise their quality of care standards and improve opportunities for state benefits.

Success by 6
ELA offers 18 months of support to selected child care facilities that are working to achieve Keystone STAR 3 status.

One Stop Shop for Child Care Licensing Information in Philadelphia
ELA provides information and assistance on the child care licensing process for all types of facilities.

Professional Development
ELA helps child care educators acquire specialized skills and knowledge to assure quality care.

Parenting Education
Professional facilitators provide parents with the knowledge and resources they need to improve family relationships and effective communication.

The Early Learning Resource Center
ELA offers a lending library and resource center for family child care practitioners, parents, and directors of family based and child care centers.

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