ERIC Number: ED422080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Nebraska Framework for Early Childhood Professional Development: A Resource for Individuals, Professional Organizations, Agencies, Institutions, Policymakers, and Communities to: Expand Training Delivery, Support Standards, Increase Collaboration, Maximize Funding, Improve Public Relations.
Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln.
This publication presents a framework for early childhood professional development that attempts to build an effective, coordinated system to prepare, support, and recognize the early childhood care and education workforce in Nebraska, so that practitioners can provide high quality programs for young children and their families. The framework is organized around five priority actions: expand training delivery, support standards, increase collaboration, maximize funding, and improve public relations. Key factors for building an effective system of professional development across a wide continuum of formal and informal training programs are identified and described. Nearly 100 suggestions provide ideas for ways to contribute to a cohesive system that responds to the needs of Nebraska's early childhood care and education workforce. The framework is a voluntary working guide for individuals, professional organizations, agencies, institutions, policymakers, and communities to use in planning, delivering, and supporting training and professional growth activities for the early childhood workforce. The framework was developed to promote understanding of professional development; provide a resource to inform and guide decision makers in planning, delivering, supporting, and recognize professional growth activities; and serve as a guide for local, regional, and state training projects in planning, collecting, and coordinating information about professional development activities. (JPB)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska