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Aspire is New York's registry for early childhood professionals. Teachers, directors, family child care providers and trainers can use this new online system to help them keep track of their employment history, education, ongoing professional development, and contributions to the field.

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Inside New York Works For Children

Knowledge & Skills

Working with young children requires more that just a love of children. It requires an understanding of child development and a sophisicated set of skills. Learn more about New York's Core Body of Knowledge and Early Learning Guidelines, two essential resources that outline what early childood professionals need to know and be able to do.

Ways To Grow

It's more than just a requirement.  Professional development is the way to stay current, improve your practice with children families, and keep moving along your career path.   Learn more about how to set professional goals and select professional development opportunities that are right for you. 

Career Choices

Do you think you'd like to work with young children, but aren't sure of all of your career options? Read about New York's early childhood programs and positions and find out what you need to get started.  

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Use New York Works for Children to access the Aspire Statewide Training Calendar or locate a trainer or consultant to deliver the professional development you need.


Our Sponsor

The development of this website was sponsored by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, funded by the federal Child Care and Development Fund and was developed by the NYC Early Childhood Professional Development Institute.