FIND A SUBSTITUTE

The Early Care and Education Substitute Pool is designed to support family child care and child care center providers in their professional development. State funding is currently available for certain allowable activities, and providers will soon have the ability to privately pay for substitute hours for other activities.

ELIGIBILITY

Early Start Act

Licensed family home child care providers and child care center staff who wish to access state-funded substitute time for Early Achievers activities must meet the following criteria:

  • Have served at least one child on subsidy within the last 12 months
  • Are enrolled in Early Achievers and are currently working towards a Level 3 rating
  • Maintain license “in good standing” status (a non-expired license that is not suspended, revoked, or on probationary status).
  • Sign a service agreement with the Imagine Institute

SEIU 925 Collective Bargaining Agreement

Licensed family child care providers must meet the following criteria in order to access the five days of paid substitute time covered by the CBA:

  • Have served a child on substitute within the last 90 days
  • Maintain license “in good standing” status (i.e. a non-expired license that is not suspended, revoked, or on probationary status).
  • Sign a service agreement with the Imagine Institute

ALLOWABLE ACTIVITIES

 

Early Start Act

Allowable activities include:

  • Early Achievers Required trainings
  • Early Achievers Required self-assessments
  • The Rating Readiness Tool
  • ERS Self-Assessment
  • Quality Standards Self-Assessment
  • Early Achievers technical assistance
  • Remedial activities
  • Environmental Rating Scale (ERS) preparations

Union Benefit Days

Providers can use their allotted five days of paid substitute time for ANY activity, including but not limited to:

  • Professional development days
  • Holidays
  • Personal time off (including sick leave and vacation)

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PLAN YOUR SUBSTITUTE TIME

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