Component C : Advising

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This is the advising component which allows individuals to provide advising to CARES Plus participants and help them develop their Professional Development Plan (PDP). In order to qualify as a Component C Advisor, individuals must hold a bachelor's degree in child development (or closely related field) and complete the CORE requirements and additional CLASS trainings (4-hr Intro to CLASS/Toddler, 6-hr Intro to CLASS/Pre-K), prior to advising participants.

Minimum Requirements:

  • B.A./B.S. degree in ECE or related field.
  • Participate in 18 hours of approved professional development activities.
  • Attend leadership trainings.
  • Compose and implement an annual self-evaluation/Professional Development Plan (PDP).
  • Function as an advisor with CARES Plus participants. Provide advising and mentoring support in the entry, permit and degree tracks of Component B or Component D.
  • Center-Based CARES Plus Advisor – Must have a minimum of THREE consecutive years of early childhood experience.
  • Family Child Care CARES Plus Advisor – Must have a minimum of FIVE consecutive years of experience as a licensed provider.

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