ERIC Number: ED447897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
New Hampshire Early Childhood Professional Development System: Guide to Early Childhood Careers.
McDonnell, Tessa, Ed.
The community of child care providers in New Hampshire has adopted the Early Childhood Professional Development System as an initial step toward assuring quality care and education for children. This guide describes the components of that system and is presented in eight sections. Section 1 of the guide introduces the system based on a set of two career lattices, one for center-based providers and one for home-based providers. Section 2 presents the center-based career lattice, outlining the necessary preservice training and education, inservice training and education, experience, professional activities, and career opportunities of five professional roles: child care assistant, associate teacher, lead teacher, director, and trainer/mentor/faculty. Section 3 presents the necessary preservice training and education, inservice training and education, experience, minimum age, career opportunities, status, professional requirements and benefits for four professional roles: registered, licensed, master, and certified providers. Section 4 describes 12 core knowledge areas common to all roles in early childhood education: (1) foundations; (2) child growth and development; (3) curriculum; (4) health, safety, and nutrition; (5) child observation, record keeping, and assessment; (6) creating environments for young children; (7) child guidance and discipline; (8) cultural diversity; (9) special needs; (10) family and community relationships; (11) professionalism and professional development; and (12) administration and supervision. Section 5 contains job descriptions, recommended salary ranges, and career opportunities in early care and education. Section 6 includes resources for training, education, and financial assistance. Section 7 contains a glossary of terms. Section 8 concludes the guide with an application for credential within the Early Childhood Professional Development System. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Hampshire State Dept. of Health and Human Services, Concord.
Identifiers: New Hampshire