The goal of the Division of Early Learning (DEL) Trainer Approval Program (TAP) is to provide the DC early care and education (ECE) workforce with access to high-quality training opportunities in which they interact and learn with qualified presenters who will positively impact the quality of the care, teaching and learning that truly benefit children and families. Professional development (PD) trainers of DC’s ECE workforce must possess professional career experiences and personal education backgrounds in the field that are relevant to and aligned with the mission of DEL PD objectives and priorities. Certified trainers vetted through the TAP application process are well versed in their areas of expertise and specific core knowledge area(s) and are able to effectively demonstrate their understanding of the District of Columbia Early Learning Standards (DC ELS).
Initial Approval and Renewal Application Timeline
|Initial Approval Application||Application Period||Jan. 1-31|
|OSSE Review Period||Feb. 1-March 31|
|Deadline for Notifying Applicant about Certification Status||April 1|
|Renewal Application||Certificate Expiration Date||Three years from the date certification is issued|
|Renewal Application Period||Jan. 1-31 of the year in which certification expires|
- TAP Manual (June 2020)
TAP Applications and Reports
If you have questions about the TAP process, please contact DC Child Care Connections, DC’s Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agency, at (202) 678-0027 or [email protected].
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