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Development of Iowa’s Professional Development System. presented by Co-chairs of the Early Childhood Iowa PD Executive Committee Mary Schertz Early Childhood Consultant, Iowa Department of Education Dr. Cathy Swackhamer Early Childhood Specialist 0 – 5 & Manager Iowa Head Start TTA Center.

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Development of iowa s professional development system

Development of Iowa’s Professional Development System

presented by

Co-chairs of the Early Childhood Iowa PD Executive Committee

Mary Schertz

Early Childhood Consultant,

Iowa Department of Education

Dr. Cathy Swackhamer

Early Childhood Specialist 0 – 5 &

Manager Iowa Head Start TTA Center


Why an ec professional development system

Why an EC Professional Development System?

  • Early Childhood Iowa (ECI)

  • Legislation allocation of early childhood professional development funds


Designing the pd system

Designing the PD System

  • Wide range of stakeholders

  • Facilitator helped to develop

  • Based on NAEYC’s Blueprint


Development of iowa s professional development system

Iowa’s Areas = Four Sectors of Early Childhood Systems

Early care and education opportunities in nurturing environments where children can learn what they need to succeed in school and life.

Comprehensive health services that meet children’s vision, hearing, nutrition, behavioral, and oral health as well as medical health needs.

Early Learning

Health, Mental Health and Nutrition

Family Support

Early identification, assessment and appropriate services for children with special health care needs, disabilities, or developmental delays

Special Needs/ Early Intervention

Economic and parenting supports to ensure children have nurturing and stable relationships with caring adults.

Source: Early Childhood Systems Working Group


Accomplishments

Accomplishments

  • A Policy Framework for an Early Childhood Iowa Professional Development System

  • Professional Levels and Competencies

  • Iowa Early Childhood Workforce Study

  • Professional Development Landscape

  • Allocating professional development funds across 4 ovals

  • Systematic Strategic Work Plans for the PD Executive Committee and Oval Sectors


Future endeavors

Future Endeavors

  • Looking at quality of Professional Development

  • CLASS

  • Logic Model

  • Continue to build upon competencies work


Our advice to other states

Our Advice to Other States

  • Have a broad representation of stakeholders

  • It won’t happen overnight

  • Have a facilitator to assist in the development

  • Have a coordinator


Questions

Questions???


For more information

For more information…

Additional resources and information are available at:

http://www.nectac.org/~calls/2012/pd/pd.asp


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