Aligned Professional Development Systems Planning and Implementation Guide

This resource is a planning and implementation guide for State/Territory teams as they develop and strengthen an aligned professional development system (PDS). It defines the key elements of an aligned State/Territory PDS, as set out by the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan Preprint and common national models, as well as guiding principles that have emerged as States/Territories move to develop aligned PDS. A developmental continuum of systems alignment is also included in this guide. The provided considerations for developing or advancing aligned PDS are built on a readiness for change process framework, with four steps focused on goal/outcome development, fit and feasibility and readiness to change, implementation, and monitoring.

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