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Freelance Instructor Network

A New Professional Development Opportunity

Looking for a way for your staff to receive more training and Career Ladder credit hours? We have an exciting new professional development opportunity that will provide a way for programs to arrange on-site training for their staff.

In partnership with Care About Childcare, the Office of Child Care is piloting a new initiative called the Freelance Instructor Network (FIN). In this pilot, programs will be able to independently contract with an approved instructor to teach Care About Childcare courses for their employees. Programs will be able negotiate the time and place of the training with the contracted instructor.


  1. Contact your local Care About Childcare to request the FIN contact list for your area. Contact information can be found here.
  2. Contact an instructor on the list and discuss your program’s professional development needs.
  3. Independently contract with an instructor to teach a Care About Childcare course for the staff at your program.

As the Child Care Quality System (CCQS) launches, the FIN provides a new option to assist programs with meeting their professional development goals. We hope you will take advantage of this new pilot initiative if it meets your program’s needs.

Please contact your local Care About Childcare with any questions regarding this pilot program. Contact information can be found here.

Freelance Instructor Network (FIN) Pilot Infromation and FAQ for Programs