Early Learning Resources and News

Early Learning Weekly Update Newsletter

Early Learning Newsletter November 29th, 2021

Early Learning Newsletter November 22nd, 2021

Early Learning Newsletter November 15th, 2021

Early Learning Newsletter November 8th, 2021

Early Learning Newsletter November 1st, 2021

Early Learning Newsletter October 25th, 2021

Early Learning Newsletter October 18th, 2021

Early Learning Newsletter October 11th, 2021

Early Learning Newsletter October 4th, 2021

Early Learning Newsletter September 27th, 2021

Early Learning Newsletter September 20th, 2021

Early Learning Newsletter September 13th, 2021

Early Learning Newsletter September 6th, 2021

Early Learning Newsletter August 30th, 2021

Early Learning Newsletter August 23rd, 2021

Early Learning Newsletter August 16th, 2021

Early Learning Newsletter August 9th, 2021

Early Learning Newsletter August 2nd, 2021

OCS Early Learning Roundtable Recordings

OCS Licensed Program Webinar Recordings

Resources and Curriculum

DCYF and Resource Webinars

Updated MERIT Qualifications Dashboard:
The new dashboard will allow people to easily track qualifications and professional development progress. During this webinar, the PD team provides a demo of the updated MERIT dashboard.

Community Based Training Update – now known as PACE
During this webinar, the PD team covered what DCYF learned during the pilot phase, explained what the full experience of this pathway will be like, and how and when providers can complete this option.

Staff Qualifications:
During this webinar, the PD team will share more about the education pathways, including:

  • Overview of Staff Qualifications
  • Pathways to meet education requirements
    • How to indicate your selected pathway in the Workforce Registry, MERIT.
    • Learn the next steps for your chosen pathway, including the experience option.
    • Determine the steps you’ll need to take given the timeline for your role.
  • Training Requirements

Navigating the Career Planning Portal
The ECE Career Planning Portal supports individuals in the Early Learning field with: Providing education options, financial resources, locating education advisors and provide various professions available to you in the ECE field.  During this quick webinar we cover the following topics in detail:

  • Overview of all of the education options and pathways available to you
  • Scholarship and grant opportunities to help pay for college
  • Navigating the portal and highlighting recent updates made to the portal 


DCYF Training Portal Updates Webinar
The DCYF training site [lnks.gd] is getting updated. Watch now to see how these updates will help you the next time you complete training on the DCYF training site.

Try this quick drawing activity to ease anxiety:
This is a quick video (8 minutes) with a tool to help ease anxiety. But more importantly it comes from a YouTube series called “therapy in a nutshell” which has dozens of free videos with helpful tools for a variety of mental health challenges.