What are Credentials?

To improve the quality of child care in North Carolina, the Division of Child Development and Early Education has created credentials.  Credentials are awarded by the state after taking college courses.

1. For Lead Teachers – The North Carolina Early Childhood Credential (NCECC)
Students must earn a grade of C or better in EDU 119 (four semester credit hours) to earn the North Carolina Early Childhood Credential sometimes called “Credentials” or “Credentials 1 and 2. This is required to be a teacher in a child care center.

Now that I have completed EDU 119 with a C grade or higher.  How do you apply for the  NC Early Childhood Credential?

Click here for the DCDEE instructions on how to obtain your NC Early Childhood Credential.