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Texas early learning council
Texas Early Learning Council

The Texas Early Learning Council will lead the development of a parent and child-focused, high quality, integrated early childhood education system.

www.earlylearningtexas.org


Texas early learning council1
Texas Early Learning Council

Workforce and Professional Development

Parental

Outreach

and

Communication

Improved School Readiness

Collaborations and Standards

Data and Quality Rating Improvement Systems

www.earlylearningtexas.org


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Core Drivers of Early Childhood Systems Change

LaShonda Y. Brown

December 5, 2012



Initiatives
Initiatives

Workforce and Professional Development

Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System (TECPDS)

New Core Competencies with Online Trainings for All ECE Professionals

  • To drive trainings

  • Update current Core Competencies

  • - Practitioners

  • - Administrators

  • - Trainers

  • New Core Competencies

  • - Mentors/Coaches

  • Career Ladder alignment

www.earlylearningtexas.org


Initiatives1
Initiatives

Workforce and Professional Development

Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System (TECPDS)

Develop ECE Professional Development and Workforce Registry Systems

  • Texas Early Care and Education Career Development System (TECECDS)

  • Texas Trainer Registry and Workforce Registry

  • LinkedIn.com for Texas ECE professionals

  • Tools and resources for professionals

  • - financial aid

  • - continuing education

  • - job board

www.earlylearningtexas.org




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Core Drivers of Early Childhood Systems Change

Figure 10. Distribution of TDFPS-Regulated Care Provider Sites and Slots Statewide


Questions
Questions?

www.earlylearningtexas.org



Initiatives2
Initiatives

Develop and Implement Voluntary Infant and Toddler Early Learning Guidelines

  • For caregivers of children zero – 48 months

  • ITELG Steering Committee

  • - Zero-to-Three

  • - Vision, mission, and goals

  • ITELG writing

  • - Public comment period

  • ITELG marketing campaign

Collaborations and Standards

www.earlylearningtexas.org


How many of you are
How many of you are?

Grandparents

Parents

Teachers

Directors

Policy Makers

Mentors/Coaches


Did you know
Did you know?

1.9 million number of children in Texas under the age of 4

By age three, human brains have accomplished 80 percent of their growth

Each child is born with millions of brain cells, otherwise known as neurons.

Brain development is “activity dependent”

“Cells that fire together, wire together”

There are approximately 1900 days between the day a child is born and the day that she/he enters Kindergarten

Source: U.S. Census Data 2010, Zero to Three


What are itelgs
What are ITELGs?

Social and Emotional Development

Cognitive Development

Physical Health &

Motor Development

Language

and Communication

Early Learning Guidelines (ELG) or standards describe expectations about what children should know (understand) and do (competencies and skills) across multiple domains of learning during specific age ranges.



Language and communication
Language and Communication

Listening and Understanding

Listening and Understanding Indicators:

1. Listens with interest to language of others

2. Responds to nonverbal and verbal communication of others

3. Begins to understand the rules of conversation



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Core Drivers of Early Childhood Systems Change

Improving school readiness includes impacting the forces, systems, and institutions that touch children’s lives


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Core Drivers of Early Childhood Systems Change

We have moved past reaching for “quality” to a series of well considered, research driven solutions to specific problems



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Core Drivers of Early Childhood Systems Change

Figure 10. Distribution of TDFPS-Regulated Care Provider Sites and Slots Statewide


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Core Drivers of Early Childhood Systems Change

Mean market rates in the LWDA – Gulf Coast


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Core Drivers of Early Childhood Systems Change

Mean market rates in the LWDA – Capital Area






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Core Drivers of Early Childhood Systems Change

  • Research revealed that limited, mixed or no evidence exists to support 20 QRIS typical quality indicators found in many QRISs

  • Three quality indicators were categorized as having a positive – albeit modest – association with child outcomes:

    • teacher behavior

    • teacher sensitivity

    • family engagement


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Core Drivers of Early Childhood Systems Change

Next Steps in QRIS Process

Dec 2012 – February 2013

February 2013

March 2013 – April 2013


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