PACE workshops are geared to meet training and enrichment needs of early childhood practitioners on O‘ahu
About the Program
Professional and Career Education for Early Childhood (PACE) is a non-credit program under the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program. These workshops may be used for Child Development Associate (CDA) teacher training hours, DHS training hours, and when converted to credit may be used towards the Associate Degree in ECE.
Courses are offered in a non-credit workshop format of sixteen 3-hour class sessions each. The workshops can be taken in any order. Participants who complete all sixteen workshops in a course with a score of 70% or better are eligible for Community College credit. PACE workshops are offered in various locations on O‘ahu.
Introductory CDA Courses
- ECED 105 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
- ECED 110 Developmentally Appropriate Practices
- ECED 131 Early Child Development: Theory Into Practice
CDA Renewal Courses
- ECED 140 Guiding Young Children in Group Settings
- ECED 152 Early Literacy Development
- ECED 170 Introduction to Working with Infants and Toddlers
The estimated cost of textbooks and supplies is $500.00.
The PACE Program Coordinator will be on sabbatical for Fall 2023. PACE Workshops will resume in Spring 2024 (January 2024). Please check back in December 2023. Hawaiʻi Community College (HawCC) on Hawaiʻi Island will offer an accelerated PACE course, ECED 110 this summer June 6, 2023 to July 27. See HawCC PACE ECED 110 for more information.
PACE Participant Guide
The PACE Participant Guide (PDF) explains the PACE Program, contains descriptions of all PACE workshops, and how to register for workshops. Monitoring sheets for each course and the CDA worksheet are also included. The guide is in PDF format and is 54 pages long. The PACE Participant Guide is also available for purchase at the Honolulu Community College Bookstore. PACE Program Credit Conversion Policy (PDF): One of the unique features of the PACE Program is the ability to convert non-credit workshops to official credit for Honolulu Community College courses. There is no additional cost for Hawai‘i residents.
The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) offers Employment & Training Funds (ETF). Participating employers pay half the tuition and DLIR pays the other half. Email the PACE office for application forms. Registration is by units only. ETF applications are due two weeks prior to the beginning of the workshop units.Employment and Training Fund (ETF) for PACE Workshops: Information Sheet for Employers (PDF)
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