San Francisco Human Services Agency Awards ChildCare Education Institute Contract for Early Care and Education Workforce Registry

Duluth, GA/ August 1, 2011 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an organization dedicated to providing training and technical assistance solutions to the child care industry, announces that it has been awarded the contract for the Early Care and Education Workforce Registry Pilot for the City/County of San Francisco and Los Angeles County Early Care and Education Workforce Consortium in the state of California.

This contract, awarded by the Human Services Agency of San Francisco, is supported with funding by Los Angeles Universal Preschool through First 5 Los Angeles, the Mimi & Peter Haas Fund and the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, to develop and host services for an Early Care and Education (ECE) Workforce Registry. The ECE Workforce Registry will be used by eligible participants in trainings and programs supported by the City/County of San Francisco and the Los Angeles County ECE Workforce Consortium in coordination with the Office of Quality Improvement at the Child Development Division of the California Department of Education. CCEI was selected for this project based on a number of criteria, including their experience in state workforce registry development for the states of Connecticut and New Jersey.

CCEI’s comprehensive workforce management system, RegistryOne, offers user-specific customized system access to track progress of formal education, eligible training, and work experience. Administrators can manage participant data for verification, management of programs, trainers, scholarships, and more. RegistryOne facilitates reporting based on any database element, and its reports provide data necessary for funding, regulatory, and accrediting agencies, as well as policymakers.

“We look forward to offering the California early care workforce a quality system that will organize their workforce and expedite program improvements,” said Maria C. Taylor, ChildCare Education Institute President and CEO.

“The goal of the Collaborative is to create a registry that will track and store professional development information of ECE professionals which is not only critical when making strategic policy decisions, but is essential to ensure the workforce has fulfilled formal education and training requirements,” said Trent Rhorer, Executive Director, San Francisco Human Services Agency.

“LAUP is extremely pleased to be a part of this ground-breaking effort to capture early childhood workforce data. We know this type of information is crucial and will allow us to better support our early educators’ professional development needs and increase the quality of early childhood settings for future generations to come,” said Celia Ayala, PhD., CEO of Los Angeles Universal Preschool.”