Provider Access to a Community Equivalent (PACE) is an option for ECE roles who need an initial or short certificate (assistant teachers, lead teachers, or family home licensee.) PACE is a training series that includes Child Care Basics and EQEL Year 1 and Year 2. After completing these foundation trainings, providers complete the PACE Modules and On-the-Job Learning. To learn more, review the PACE Program Overview.

PACE Module 2: ECE Then and Now includes 3 online classes, job-embedded learning activities, and a workbook. Classes will be held live and online, 9 am-12 pm on Saturdays, September 10, 17 and 24, 2022. To register, click on the following link and fill out the Zoom Registration Form . Within a few business days, you will receive an email confirmation, Zoom link, and additional information.

Need help determining if PACE is the right fit for you? Use DCYF’s Guide to Professional Development Plans to learn more about PACE and the other options available. If you need additional assistance, you can also reach out to the MERIT Workforce Registry Support Team, or 1-866-482-4325 option 5.

To register, CLICK HERE


To receive STARS credit, you will be required to participate in this session by typing comments or participating in surveys, polls, and discussions. As a participant, you must be able to view the instructor and visuals aids.  You will not be required to show yourself on camera, but it can be nice to have face-to-face contact. Tips for participating in the class will be emailed to you the week of the training. Requirements: stable internet access, audio via phone or speaker, and an email address.


Debbie Roberts, M.Ed.



Registration Reminders

  • Registration is required 48 hours prior to class.
  • Those arriving more than 15 minutes late will not receive a certificate or refund.
  • Class cancellations will be posted on our training calendar, and registrants will be notified.


September 10, September 17, September 24, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


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