ERIC Number: ED221288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Preparation and Certification of Early Childhood Personnel: A Position Statement.
Washington Association for Educators of Personnel in Early Childhood Programs, Bellingham.
This paper describes the state of training, licensing, and certification of early childhood personnel in the state of Washington. Arguing that presently in the state there is no set of regulations dealing with both certification and/or licensing of personnel working in early childhood programs, the author recommends a coordinated effort in institutional training and education of early childhood personnel. Following the suggestions that such efforts build upon knowledge and skill development achieved by the learner and that programs maintain a uniform high quality of preparation, the author recommends that the certification of early childhood personnel should be based on the recognition, knowledge, skill, and job needs of the profession. Specific guidelines for training a wide range of early childhood personnel, based on the recommendations above, are provided. (MP)
Descriptors: Certification, Child Caregivers, Competency Based Teacher Education, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Guidelines, Higher Education, Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Teachers
Dr. Roberta Wong Bouverat, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225 (Full textual copies, $1.50).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Association for Educators of Personnel in Early Childhood Programs, Bellingham.