Professional Development Bonus Award

Funded by NC’s Race to the Top/Early Learning Challenge Grant

This Race to the Top/Early Learning Challenge activity will offer incentives to early learning programs with staff who complete professional development and implement certain policies and practices related to staff professional development. Four- and five- star early learning and development (ELD) programs (centers and family child care homes) that serve or have indicated a willingness to and history of serving children receiving child care subsidy, Head Start or NC Pre-K assistance will be eligible to participate in the Professional Development Bonus Program.  A single payment will be made based on satisfactory completion of the bonus requirements and number of children enrolled in the program. Documents to learn about and apply for the Professional Development Bonus Award can be downloaded here:

Templates for Creating Professional Development Plans can be downloaded here: PRINTABLE DOCUMENTS (TO COMPLETE IN HARD COPY)