Eligibility

KCCTO actively recruits trainers and sponsors who have work experience, educational background, and a personal history in early childhood development or a related field.

To be eligible, you must meet one of the following education levels:

Level 1

Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Family Studies and Human Services, with two years of experience in the early childhood field.
OR      
Bachelor's degree in related field (e.g., social work, nursing) with five or more years of experience in the early childhood field.

(Eligible to train all course levels)

Level 2

Master’s or Doctorate degree in Early Childhood Education or Family Studies and Human Services, with four years of experience in early childhood field. 
OR
Master’s or Doctorate degree in related field with five or more years of experience in the early childhood field.

(Eligible to train all course levels)

Content Specialist

Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate degree in a specific area (e.g., nutrition, nursing) with a minimum of five years of experience in respective profession. 

(Eligible to train any course level within expertise area)

All applications will be reviewed by the Trainer and Sponsor Approval Committee. All information submitted to, and obtained by, the Trainer and Sponsor Approval Committee will be confidential. However, the list of all approved trainers and sponsors will be made available to state agency personnel for statewide distribution.

Those applicants whose credentials indicate expertise may include:

  • Experienced Head Start/preschool/child care center teachers and directors
  • Experienced child care providers
  • Child care food program sponsors
  • College and university faculty
  • Child Care Resource and Referral Agency Staff
  • Public health nurses, social workers, family and consumer sciences agents, mental health professionals, and Red Cross instructors
  • School counselors and teachers

Criteria for Trainer Approval

To apply to become a KCCTO trainer, you must submit the application along with the requested supporting documents. After receipt of the completed application packet, your application will be sent to the Trainer and Sponsor Approval Committee for review.

  1. Professional Work Experience (paid or volunteer)
    Successful applicants will have at least two years of relevant work experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Adult Education or Adult Training.
    • Working directly with infants, toddlers, pre-school, or school-age children in a child care center, child care home, or the child’s own home.
    • Working directly with children with special needs (i.e., disabled, abused, neglected, or at-risk).
    • In a subject matter of interest (e.g., nutrition, health, parent education).
    • Other relevant work or training experience.

  2. Educational Background
    • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education with two years of experience in the early childhood field
    • Bachelor's degree in related field with five years of experience in the early childhood field
    • Master’s or Doctorate degree in Early Childhood Education or Family Studies and Human Services, with four years experience in the early childhood field
    • Master’s or Doctorate degree in related field with five or more years experience in the early childhood field
    • Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate degree in a specific area (e.g., nutrition, nursing) with a minimum of five years experience in respective profession

  3. Communication and Teaching Skills
    Successful applicants will meet KCCTO Trainer Criteria including communication and teaching skills necessary to plan training, effectively lead a group discussion, complete reports, and motivate learners.

  4. References
    Applicants must submit two professional references using the KCCTO Reference Form. The references must be from: current or most recent employer and/or individual familiar with your professional abilities. KCCTO reserves the right to contact references. KCCTO staff will contact local DCF office and local health department if applicant is, or has been, a child care provider to verify compliance.

After review by the KCCTO Trainer and Sponsor Approval Committee, the applicant will receive notice of approval for level, as well as detailed instructions to begin training. 

To apply, please submit an application with the supporting documents to:

KCCTO
2323 Anderson Ave., Suite 151
Manhattan, KS 66502

or by email:

kccto.inc@gmail.com

 

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