Can I receive training hours for implementing ideas obtained from curriculum books Ive purchased?
The Registry is occasionally asked whether hours can be obtained for implementing curriculum. The answer to this question is no; the Registry does not issue child care training hours for the implementation of curriculum. Implementing curriculum is viewed as a function of a job in Early Care and Education and outside the bounds of what is considered “training”. In most cases, curriculum books and materials are discovered via the internet, the library, a store, a colleague or some other means. In most cases, the material is read through and activities are implemented. There typically is not any type of feedback offered from the author of the materials, any “assignments” or activities that assess whether the activities are being implemented correctly, and there generally isn’t a standardized way to grant hours for reading/researching curriculum philosophies and ideas (a certificate isn’t typically issued by anyone). Though the Registry has been made aware of several companies advertising