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ERIC Number: EJ899460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1068-6177
Kentucky's Statewide Early Childhood Professional Development System
Rous, Beth; Grove, Jaime; Townley, Kim
Dimensions of Early Childhood, v35 n1 p29-37 Win 2007
Public school systems have recently become major players in providing services for children in their early years. In addition, a number of other services are available to young children including child care, Head Start, and Early Head Start programs. The link between program quality and professional development of early care and education professionals has prompted many states to increase professional development activities and supports. Using research about indicators of high-quality programs, the state of Kentucky established a system to improve the professional development of teachers of young children. This article reviews early childhood program-quality research and describes Kentucky's approach to improving services to young children. Kentucky's strategy includes several critical professional development components: (1) early childhood core content; (2) scholarships; (3) articulation agreements; (4) a training framework; and (5) early childhood credentials. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
Southern Early Childhood Association. P.O. Box 55930, Little Rock, AR 72215. Tel: 800-305-7322; Fax: 501-227-5297; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky