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****Our current estimated turnaround time for the Early Childhood Professional Credential is six weeks.****

IMPORTANT NOTE: Starting Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - We will be prioritizing Credential reviews and temporarily not answering calls or emails on Wednesdays. We will return them as soon as possible on the following Thursday. Please view our Helpdesk page for help around our most frequently asked questions.

What's New

 The Denver Foundation is offering two scholarships for students interested in the early childhood field; Winifred R. Reynolds Scholarship and Painter Service for Others Scholarship. Our Scholarships 
page provides more information about each of these opportunities. 

2.7.19 We are excited to announce that we have two new courses: "Injury Prevention for Child Care Centers," a 2-hour Level 2 course; and "Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development in Children," a 1.5-hour course that counts toward Level 2 clock hours and social-emotional ongoing professional development. These courses, along with all other courses, are currently available in the PDIS Course Catalog.

12.1.18 New ongoing professional development documentation information and requirements are available to assist with Early Childhood Professional Credential 2.0 submissions. Find out more information HERE.

7.24.18 New credential scoring logic calculations were implemented in the system. More information is available HERE.

5.1.18 School-Age Professionals: Licensing rules require two courses for program leaders in school-age child care programs. Course requirements vary depending on how often a school-age program uses a public or private playground. For more information, click HERE.

4.4.18 A new series of briefs describe Colorado's workforce accomplishments during the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Fund grant period.  Access the briefs HERE.

 Based on recommendations from the EC Professional Credential Appeals & Evaluation Committee and approval by the EC Professional Development Advisory, new credentials and licenses are being added to the Qualifying Credentials, Certificates and Endorsements portion of the Early Childhood Professional Credential.  They are the Aim4Excellence National Director Credential, Certified Nursing Aide, National Child Passenger Safety Certification, and the following state-issued educator license endorsement areas: Special Education Specialist Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Special Education Specialist Visually Impaired, Special Education Director and Gifted/Talented Specialist Prek-12.  For a full list of all qualifying credentials, certificates and endorsements and the required documentation for each, click HERE.

All previous updates are available in our ARCHIVES.

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