662. Mission Critical: Explicit Competencies and Professional Development for Infant-Toddler Educators

Date: Wednesday July 13, 2016
Time: 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Location: Grand Salon 21 (1st floor)
Speakers: Beth Knight, Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
Joni Scritchlow, Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
Sarah LeMoine, ZERO TO THREE
Jodi Whiteman, ZERO TO THREE
Michelle Zitsch, Pennsylvania Key

The first three years of life is one of the most sensitive periods of rapid development.  Yet nationally, infant-toddler educators have the least professional supports to help them optimize children’s learning opportunities. Explore strategies that address this untenable situation:  ZERO TO THREE’s new Critical Competencies, Pennsylvania’s pilot of these competencies as part of developing a credential, and Illinois’ combination of credential training with higher education supports.  Raise your specific challenges and strategize how you could address them in your QRIS and professional development system.

Resources: application/pdf icon662MissionCritical.pdf