Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas (WSNCT) recognizes the need for additional funding to enhance child care provider training and improvements in child care centers and family child care homes.  Any provider with a current CCS Provider Agreement and within the North Central Texas Workforce Development Board area is eligible to participate in grant and scholarships opportunities.

Funding for grants and scholarships are made available by Texas Workforce Commission and Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas. Please check this website often, as grant and scholarship opportunities become available.

If you have any questions, please contact Morgan Armstrong at marmstrong@dfwjobs.com or 817-695-9149.


Child Development Associate (CDA) Training

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas is pleased to offer CDA training to child care providers who have agreements with Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas and whose location is within the North Central Texas Workforce Development board area. 

A Child Development Associate (CDA) is an individual who has successfully completed the CDA assessment process and has been awarded the CDA credential. According to the National Council for Professional Recognition, Child Development Associates are child care professionals that are able to meet the specific needs of children and work with parents and other adults to nurture children's physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth in a child development framework. Earning the CDA credential has many advantages, including motivating caregivers toward continuing education and providing a platform for professional and career opportunities. Many view the CDA credential as an instrument for career advancement in the early childhood care and education profession, as it has national recognition.

Classes are being offered in two locations for Winter 2019.  Each applicant must indicate on the application which location they would like to join if approved for the scholarship.

Classes will meet for 20 weeks on the following dates:
Fort Worth: March 4, 2018-August 12, 2019 (Mondays)
Denton: February 20, 2019-July 24, 2019 (Wednesdays)

Time:
6:30pm-9:30pm (For Denton Location)
6:30pm-9:30pm (For Fort Worth Location)

Where:
Fred Moore Day Nursery School
1212 Long Rd. 
Denton, Texas 76207

or

Camp Fire First Texas
2700 Meacham Blvd.
Fort Worth, Texas 76137

The deadline for application submission is noon on Friday, January 25, 2019.  Selected participants will be notified no later than Friday, February 1, 2019.

Limited to 5 applications per facility.  This scholarship covers 100 % of the cost of the class and the Assessment fee required by the National CDA Council.

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Early Childhood Management Institute (ECMI) Scholarship

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas is excited to announce a special opportunity for a Child Care Administrator’s Credential scholarship to selected providers with a current CCS Provider Agreement in in the North Central Texas Workforce Board area for classes being offered in Fort Worth, TX. An application for interested child care staff to be considered for acceptance into the ECMI program has been attached. Feel free to make a copy of the application, if needed. Only three applications per facility will be accepted for this class. This scholarship covers the cost of the class only. Travel, meals and/or hotel costs will not be reimbursed.

What:
The Early Childhood Management Institute (ECMI) has been designed for the new or experienced child care director and for individuals interested in becoming a director who wish to acquire or enhance management skills. Upon completion of this exciting 6-day, 50 hour program, participants are eligible to receive a Child Care Administrator’s Credential when they successfully complete a comprehensive examination (70% accuracy). Participants must be at least 21 years of age. A Child Care Administrator Credential is valid for 3 years. It is highly recommended that participants have at least one (1) year work experience in a licensed child care facility.

When: February 22, 2019
March 1, 8, 21, 29, 2019
April 5, 2019

8:30am-5:00pm
You must attend all 6 sessions.

Where:
Camp Fire First Texas
2700 Meacham Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76137

How to Apply: Complete the ECMI Class Application and return by noon on January 25, 2019. Selected participants will be notified no later than February 1, 2019.

Limited to 3 applications per facility-Priority will be given to Texas Rising Star providers.

Fax applications to: Morgan Armstrong 817-640-6480; or      

Email to: marmstrong@dfwjobs.com

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Conscious Discipline Summer Institute

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas is excited to announce a reimbursement scholarship opportunity for child care management and child care staff to attend the “Session A: Summer Institute (CD1)” training with Dr. Becky Bailey in Arlington, TX, June 10-15, 2019.

Participants will get to experience Dr. Becky Bailey face-to-face.  She will introduce you to her discipline philosophy that begins with adult change first; help you improve your ability to compose yourself when triggered by others’ behaviors; learn how to better access your problem solving skills in order to teach your children expected behaviors while protecting the adult-child relationship; and identify steps to help you begin your personal transformational change process and improve your communication skills so you can be the parent/educator you want to be. Our sincere hope is that you bring the information back to share with your teachers and begin to embed this philosophy in your own facility.

For more information, please visit their website: www.consciousdiscipline.com

This scholarship is only available for Owners/Directors, Directors/Assistant Directors, Teaching Staff, or Family Child Care Providers of facilities who have not attended a Conscious Discipline Summer Institute Session (of any kind) through scholarship from Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas.  The child care provider must also have a current contract with Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas and whose facility resides in the Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas board area.

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas will reimburse the following:
1.) Conference Registration Fees- $1100.00
2.) Please enjoy the entire conference.If you know you will not be able to attend the entire conference, please note that you must complete a minimum of 35 clock hours of training in order to be reimbursed.

Meals, lodging, and transportation will not be reimbursed.  (An itemized receipt and the Training Certificate are required for reimbursement- no exceptions).

Instructions:
1.) Complete the attached application.
     Must be completed by the person applying for the scholarship and only 3 applications can be submitted per facility.
     Scholarships will be provided based on the quality of answers provided in the application and funding availability.

2. Choose one of the 3 submission options listed below:

    Mail: Morgan Armstrong
    Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas
    PO Box 5888
    Arlington, TX 76005

    Fax: 817-640-6480 ATTN: Morgan Armstrong

    Email: marmstrong@dfwjobs.com

All applications must be received by 12:00pm CST- Friday, February 1, 2019.

Notification of scholarship awards will be provided no later than Friday, February 8, 2019.

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Association for Early Learning Leaders/National Accreditation Commission’s 35th Annual National Conference

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas is excited to announce a reimbursement scholarship opportunity for child care management staff to attend the Association for Early Learning Leaders/National Accreditation Commission’s 35th Annual National Conference “How Successful Directors Lead” in Las Colinas/Irving, TX, April 11-13, 2019.

The 35th Annual National Conference, “How Successful Directors Lead” is the ONE event specifically designed for early learning administrators featuring 40+ educational sessions on leadership, administration, finance, marketing, legal, and program quality presented by national experts.

For more information, please visit their website: https://www.earlylearningleaders.org/page/conference_register

This scholarship is only available for Owners/Directors, Directors/Assistant Directors or Family Child Care Providers of facilities who have a current contract with Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas and whose facility resides in the Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas board area.

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas will reimburse the following:
1.) Conference Registration Fees- up to $560 per person.This does not include the Registration-Membership Bundle
2.) Please enjoy the entire conference.If you know you will not be able to attend the entire conference, please note that you must complete a minimum of 12 clock hours of training in order to be reimbursed.

Meals, transportation, and lodging will not be reimbursed. (You must submit itemized receipts and a Training Certificate for reimbursement- no exceptions)

Instructions:
1.) Complete the attached application. 
     Must be completed by the person applying for the scholarship and only 3 applications can be submitted per facility.
     Scholarships will be provided based on funding availability. Texas Rising Star providers will get first preference.

2. Choose one of the 3 submission options listed below:

    Mail: Morgan Armstrong
    Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas
    PO Box 5888
    Arlington, TX 76005

    Fax: 817-640-6480 ATTN: Morgan Armstrong

    Email: marmstrong@dfwjobs.com

All applications must be received by 12:00pm CST- Friday, February 1, 2019.

Notification of scholarship awards will be provided no later than Friday, February 8, 2019.

Click Here for Application