H159 - Education Law Changes. (SL 2022-71)
Session Year 2022
Overview: Section 1.1 of S.L. 2022-71 directs the North Carolina Child Care Commission to adopt a rule to expand how a North Carolina Early Childhood Credential can be earned by including the following additional pathways:

  • Hold a currently active Child Development Associate Credential from the Council for Professional Recognition, a Certified Child Care Professional Credential from the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation, or a Montessori Credential.
  • Earn a passing score on a test developed by the early childhood faculty of the North Carolina Community College System.
  • Meet other equivalencies as determined by the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Development and Early Education.

This section became effective July 8, 2022.

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