WELCOME TO STARTING POINTS, INC.
INSTITUTE FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS
Starting Points, Inc. is dedicated to helping teachers, child care providers, and parents more fully understand how children grow and develop. We believe that increased understanding will lead adults to be more kind, respectful, and nurturing in their behavior toward children and this, in turn, will improve the quality of child care and home life.
WHO WE ARE
Founded in 1995, Starting Points, Inc. is a not-for–profit corporation that prepares professional workers for our nation’s expanding early childhood education needs so that children are provided with high quality, developmentally appropriate care and in safe, nurturing environments.
We offer a range of adult educational programs and services that are geared toward improving the professional level of the childcare workforce. Specifically provided are: Courses in early childhood education; child care center consultation and NAEYC Accreditation; design of early learning environments and child care center start-up assistance; and curriculum design.
The Institute for Early Childhood Educators, a division of starting Points, Inc., is a post secondary vocational school that offers the Child Development Specialist Credential (CDS) and Child Development Associate (CDA) preparation classes.
All professional development programs contain coordinated instruction featuring classroom presentations and discussions; participant experimentation with a wide variety of classroom processes/projects; work experience in child care settings and job placement assistance.