ERIC Number: EJ961208
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
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Integrating Resources and Strategies into an Emerging System of Professional Development: The Case of PITC in California
Mangione, Peter L.; Lally, J. Ronald; Poole, Janet L.; Tuesta, Alicia; Paxton, Arlene R.
Zero to Three (J), v32 n1 p11-17 Sep 2011
States have placed high priority on developing early care and education systems that include early learning guidelines, curriculum, program guidelines or standards, and early childhood educator competencies. To explore how professional development and quality improvement initiatives are being integrated into emerging infant-toddler care systems, this article focuses on the case of the Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC). It examines PITC's purpose and overall approach to professional development, principles that guide its professional development activities, its work on multiple levels within the infant-toddler care system in California, and its gradual integration into California's coordinated system of professional development and quality improvement.
Descriptors: Toddlers, Infants, Guidelines, Professional Development, Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum, Standards, Teacher Competencies, Preschool Teachers, Educational Quality
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Identifiers - Location: California