Out-of-School Time Professional Development System Building Toolkit

The NCASE Out-of-School Time Professional Development System Building Toolkit was designed to assist states as they build professional development systems inclusive of school-age providers. It also supports states in complying with the provisions of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) final rule, which are aimed at improving the quality of child care and supporting the early childhood workforce.

A professional development system includes multiple components working together to support the workforce:

  • Core knowledge and competencies
  • Career pathways – including career lattices, training and technical assistance (TTA), certificates, credentials, higher education, and badges
  • Data systems, such as workforce registries
  • Strategies for compensation and job advancement
  • Training and technical assistance systems
  • Trainer preparation
  • Leadership development
  • Workforce development

The OST Professional Development System Building Toolkit is organized into three sections: Foundational Ideas, Career Development System Components, and Sustaining the Workforce. It also includes the NCASE Workforce System Development Questionnaire, linked below.

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October 28, 2019
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