Early Childhood Professional Development Systems Toolkit, With a Focus on School-Age PD --ARCHIVED

This toolkit provides a compilation of early childhood professional development resources for State/Territory policymakers and stakeholders. Intended to serve as a practical guide, the toolkit includes definitions, overviews, State stories, selected resources, State examples, and planning tools. The toolkit is organized by the overarching infrastructure of professional development systems, which is defined in the Elements of a Professional Development System for Early Care and Education: A Simplified Framework (i.e., core knowledge; access and outreach; qualifications, credentials, and pathways; funding; and quality assurance). Policymakers and stakeholders can use the toolkit in its entirety or just the sections that are of particular relevance.

Focus on School-age Professional Development has been included in the 2009 version of the toolkit. Embedded throughout each section are school-age perspectives, examples, and resources. The highlighted “focus” sections include detailed narratives and brief State stories that inform the unique issues related to the professional development of the after-school workforce.

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Publication Date: 
August 1, 2009
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