Nebraska School-Age and Youth Development Core Competencies. Webinar by: Michelle Krehbiel Kim Larson January 18, 2011. Goal of Competencies.
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Nebraska School-Age and Youth Development Core Competencies
January 18, 2011
Nebraska’s School-Age and Youth Development Professional Core Competencies are voluntary, and designed to promote professionalism in the field of youth development.
All children and youth in Nebraska have caregivers, youth development workers, and teachers who are well prepared, knowledgeable, and possess the necessary tools to help the children and youth, with whom they work, reach their full potential.
Nebraska School-Age and Youth Development Core Competencies are located at:
The core competencies are about creating a quality school-age and youth worker.
Core competencies provide a broad categorization of knowledge and skills that apply across all roles in the school-age and youth development field.
The core competency document addresses two of the three 21st CCLC program goals:
Nebraska’s School-Age and Youth Development Professional Core Competencies are divided into six areas of core knowledge and skills.
Knowledge of physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of youth.
Builds respectful relationships with youth, families, and staff.
Creates a safe and enriching learning environment with an array of opportunities for learning.
Demonstrates professional and ethical conduct and a lifelong commitment to learning.
Implements a program in a manner that reflects research-based practices, a commitment to continuous quality improvement, sound financial practices, and visionary leadership.
Example: Assist in Describing Job Skills of Staff
Example: Promote Professional Growth
Example: Specific Levels of Training/education for Individual Jobs.
What are some ways that you could envision using the Nebraska School-Age and Youth Development Competencies in your program?
Questions about the Competencies
21st Century Community Learning Centers
Coordinator of Professional Development
By: UNL Extension 4-H Youth Development Office
For: Afterschool staff
Timeline: Training must be completed by May 31, 2010
UNL Extension 4-H Youth Development