Member Benefits


EarlyEdU Alliance®: New Memberships Available

Our members reflect a diverse community of higher education, government, tribal, nonprofit, and philanthropic stakeholders dedicated to strengthening the nation’s early care and education workforce. Email with questions about the membership process.

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Membership Benefit

Membership is free for any professional in the field of early learning affiliated with a nonprofit institution of higher education, community organization, or governmental agency.

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Competency-based educator development teaching resources
Practical resources (e.g., tip sheets, rubrics, newsletter) to support in-person and online teaching and learning using the pedagogical strategies of video analysis, formative feedback, and collaborative learning

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Learning modules
For use in your courses and professional development activities

Getting Started with EarlyEdU
A brief self-paced online guide to understanding EarlyEdU basics and how to access available resources (Enrollment is automatic upon member registration and establishes your EarlyEdU Canvas credentials)

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Professional Development

EarlyEdU Approach Course
A 2–4 hour self-paced course describing the foundations of the competency-based EarlyEdU approach and providing practice using the pedagogical strategies of video analysis, formative feedback, and collaborative learning (this short course is a prerequisite for ordering EarlyEdU courses)

EarlyEdU Teaching Online Course
A 4–8 hour self-paced course offering tools and skills to complement your use of the EarlyEdU online courses and the general practice of online teaching

Additional Benefits for Members Affiliated with an Institution of Higher Education

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All EarlyEdU Courses

Full access to 30+ competency-based semester-long courses that cover the range of early childhood topics. Deliver in-person, use in your own LMS, or deliver directly through EarlyEdU Canvas. All online courses include embedded Coaching Companion assignments.

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EarlyEdU Coaching Companion

The Coaching Companion, an online video sharing and coaching feedback tool, is an integral part of the EarlyEdU Alliance approach. The Coaching Companion is built into EarlyEdU online courses, supporting individualized and collaborative coaching to improve teaching and coaching practices.

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EarlyEdU Media Library

Enhance your online and in-person teaching and professional development training with observational videos, lecture videos, subtitled videos, webinars, and more!

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Additional Resources Available to Members

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Faculty and Staff Training

Training in the EarlyEdU approach to competency-based educator development. Please contact to discuss customized training options and pricing.

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Stakeholder Packages

Stakeholder Packages for state agencies or other nonprofits serving the early childhood workforce. We offer customized training to support the system-wide implementation of competency-based educator development and technical assistance. This will include supporting partnerships with higher education and using EarlyEdU courses to build pathways into and through higher education for the early childhood workforce. Please contact for customized training pricing.

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