ERIC Number: ED365452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Governor Roy Romer's Early Childhood Professional Standards Task Force. A Proposal for a Colorado System of Early Childhood Professional Development: Findings, Recommendations and Action Plan.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
In December 1991, the governor of Colorado established a task force to create a model for a statewide career development system for early childhood professionals. This report describes the Task Force and provides its findings and recommendations in four sections. Following an executive summary, section I discusses the founding of the Task Force and the process used to choose the early childhood professionals who served as members. Section II reviews innovative initiatives, in Colorado and at the national level, that supported the Task Force's efforts to create an integrated system of professional development, providing a brief description of each initiative and an address or contact person for further information. Section III describes the guiding principles of the Task Force, stressing the importance of child care in society and the need for a standardized approach, while section IV presents the recommendations and related action steps developed. The report presents the following recommendations: (1) establish the necessary mechanisms to carry out the Task Force recommendations; (2) ensure that all professionals working with young children have the same core knowledge and competencies; (3) create an articulation process for early childhood programs in secondary, two-year, four-year, and graduate institutions, and bridge noncredit and credit programs; and (4) improve salaries, benefits, and status to provide incentives. A list of Task Force members and letters of support are appended. (BCY)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers: Colorado; Task Force Approach