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Professional Development Systems

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EarlyEdU Alliance is a higher education collaboration community for Head Start and other early childhood education (ECE) staff. In this webinar, find out how ECE programs are working together to improve child outcomes by transforming early childhood teacher development.

This tool is designed to support State child care leaders and I/T stakeholders as they assess, prioritize, plan, implement, and evaluate State policies to strengthen the quality of child care services that infants, toddlers, and their families receive.

Professional development systems (PDS) and quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) are two important subsystems of the comprehensive early childhood and school-age system. State and Territory leaders can use this self-assessment tool to guide alignment across similar system functions.

The following resources were presented as part of the "Raising the Bar on Quality" sessions at the 2015 State and Territory Administrator's Meeting:

The attached resources were presented as part of the "Building a Child Care Infrastructure" sessions at the 2015 State and Territory Administrator's Meeting:

This resource is a fit and feasibility checklist for State/Territory teams as they develop and strengthen technical assistance (TA) systems.

This document provides an overview of State scholarship initiatives. The information is provided in three sections:

  1. Scholarships and Aligned Professional Development Systems;
  2. State Scholarship Examples; and
  3. Multi-State Scholarships.
To support the Office of Child Care’s and the Office of Head Start’s priority of a strong early childhood (EC) and school-age (SA) workforce, the PDW Center developed the Strengthening the EC and SA Workforce briefs, guide, presentation, and tool. These resources are designed to help State/...

This self-assessment tool can help leaders examine current practices and consider how best to promote continuity of care in their State/Territory. Areas to examine include subsidy policies, licensing regulations, quality rating and improvement systems, and professional development.

This resource is a planning and implementation guide for State/Territory teams as they develop and strengthen technical assistance (TA) supports. It also describes an aligned State/Territory professional development system (PDS), and defines TA as part of an aligned PDS.