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Workforce Education Unit

The Workforce Education Unit supports the early childhood workforce in meeting educational requirements by completing education evaluations based on North Carolina Child Care laws and rules.  Required information and technical support are provided to the early childhood workforce, to help meet North Carolina child care education standards.

The following positions are qualified by the Workforce Education Unit:

  • Site Administrators / Directors / Principals (Early Childhood, School Age, Department of Public Instruction)
  • Lead Teachers / DPI Teachers
  • Teachers / DPI Teacher Assistants
  • Family Child Care Home Providers
  • Group Leaders
  • Program Coordinators 

To date, the Workforce Education Unit serves a total of 194,613 teachers. With the implementation of the Division of Child Development and Early Education Workforce Online Reporting and Knowledge System (DCDEE WORKS) on December 30th, 2016, there have been a total of 55,074 users registered.


DCDEE Workforce Online Reporting and Knowledge System (WORKS)

The Workforce Education Unit utilizes the Workforce Online Reporting and Knowledge System to qualify the early childhood workforce.  This portal is available online and requires that users maintain an individual NCID username and password.  In order to be qualified for an early childhood workforce position, all applicants must create an account through DCDEE WORKS.

The Workforce Education Unit no longer accepts paper applications by mail for education qualifications. Applicants electronically apply in their DCDEE WORKS account and upload all other education documentation except their official transcripts.  Official transcripts are to be submitted electronically through the National Student Clearinghouse or Credential Solutions (eScrip) or mailed to the Division of Child Development and Early Education.

Additional instructions on how to submit your official transcripts electronically or by mail are available for download in PDF format.




2201 Mail Service Center | Raleigh, NC 27699-2200
919-814-6300 | 1-800-859-0829 (In State Only)
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