California's competitiveness in a global economy depends upon a highly competent workforce. Policy makers and business leaders now recognize what educators have known for years: Quality of life and social/economic strength depends on high quality early experiences for young children. Competent adulthood begins with a solid foundation in the early years.
- Access the Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Competencies document http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/ececomps.asp.
- View a short video on the ECE Competencies:
The web-based Mapping Tool analyzes the link between the California Early Childhood Educator Competencies and specific ECE course offerings and trainings. This provides educational stakeholders with a tangible way to calculate the opportunities to develop competencies offered in specific courses or trainings.
Faculty and Professional Development Providers
. . . can see how their courses and programs support competency development in their students.
Departments and Agencies
. . . can use the reports generated by the Mapping Tool for program review, grant applications, accreditation efforts, and writing reports.
State of California
. . . can use the reports to understand the opportunities for competency development throughout the state.
. . . can understand the specific competencies addressed in the courses and trainings they select.
The ECE Competencies Mapping Tool is a gateway to greater ECE workforce competency in California. A high quality ECE workforce creates optimal ECE programs; an optimal ECE program supports the development of capable children; capable children grow into effective workers and citizens!