Newsletters and Webinars

Professional Development Newsletters

April 2019: English | Somali | Spanish

January 2019: English | Somali | Spanish

State Approved Trainer Newsletters

March 2019

December 2018

September 2018

MERIT Webinars

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Description

This webinar is all about professional development opportunities! We cover the following in detail:

  • How to find Pre-Service and In-Service Training opportunities near you using MERIT
  • Navigating the professional record tab to find your completed trainings
  • Entering health and safety training (s)
  • Completing a training reimbursement 

Video Time Markers

  • Introductions: 0:15
  • Newsletters and Webinars (location on website): 3:07
  • DCYF Training Portal: 10:00  
  • Training Resources in MERIT: 13:08
    • Additional Trainings in MERIT: 16:15
    • Finding State-Approved Trainers (in MERIT): 21:25
    • Training Records in MERIT: 23:16
    • Submitting a Continuing Education Proposal: 26:50
    • Training Reimbursement: 30:43
  • Training Resources on DCYF website: 14:53
    • Required Trainings: 5:10
    • Core Competencies (location on website): 20:03
    • How to submit a Continuing Education Proposal (resource): 26:05
  • Resources & contact information: 42:18

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Description

The Facility/Site section is where employers view their employee’s information like required trainings, etc. The audience for this webinar are owners, directors, family child care licensees, site/contact managers and other employees who support staff.

The following topics are covered in detail:

  • Registering a facility or site in MERIT
  • Viewing employee Portable Background Check status
  • Viewing employee required trainings

Video Time Markers

  • Introductions: 0:05
  • Newsletters and Webinars (location on website): 1:43
  • Facility Site Support Documents (location on website): 4:46
  • Facility Site Tab Registration: 7:59
  • Navigating the Facility Site Tab: 8:45
  • Additional Resources: 28:17
  • Contact information: 30:21

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Description

This webinar is geared towards child care providers, employers or anyone who supports early learning professionals with the Education Application process. The following topics are covered in detail:

  • How to submit an education application in MERIT.
  • How to send required education documents.
  • The process to submit a foreign degree. 

Video Time Markers

  • Introductions: 0:35
  • Newsletters and Webinars (location on website): 2:39
  • Contact information: 6:45
  • MERIT Sign-in: 7:07
  • My Education tab (submitting an education application): 7:16
  • My Award: 20:12
  • Submitting the Application: 23:32
  • My Education Support Documents: 32:34
  • Location of MERIT Support Documents: 42:24
  • College Programs and Scholarships: 45:03
  • Contact information: 45:56

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Description

This webinar is geared towards child care providers, employers or anyone who supports early learning professionals with the Professional Record. The professional record in MERIT is where early learning providers see everything; training, employment, background check status, etc. The following topics are covered in detail:

  • Adding employment in MERIT
  • Adding health and safety information to your record

Video Time Markers

  • Introductions: 1:32
  • MERIT Sign-in: 5:15
  • Professional Record Tab: 7:30
  • Health & Safety Trainings: 18:51
  • Early Care & Education/School-Age Employment Information: 21:00
  • Newsletters and Webinars (location on website): 37:00
  • Contact information: 40:20
  • Questions: 41:40

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Description

This is an introductory webinar geared towards child care providers, employers or anyone who supports early learning professionals who are new to MERIT or not familiar with MERIT. The following topics are covered:

  • Where to find MERIT support materials on the DCYF website
  • Registering in MERIT
  • Applying for a STARS ID
  • Submitting the Portable Background Check (PBC)

Video Time Markers

  • Webinar Agenda Overview: 2:51
  • Navigating MERIT-related resources on the DCYF website: 4:30
  • MERIT How-to Guides (location on website): 5:12
  • Newsletters and Webinars (location on website): 6:05
  • How to Register in MERIT: 8:32
  • Applying for a STARS ID: 17:15
  • Participant Questions: 25:57
  • Submitting the Portable Background Check (PBC): 31:12
  • Contact information: 54:35
  • Contact information for FFN providers: 55:31