Ohio Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Competencies
The EC-CKC is based on all we currently know about young children’s development, learning, and school readiness from research as well as the combined wisdom of leaders in our field
Having clearly defined core knowledge and competencies has many benefits:
Work with young children gains importance as a profession when everyone understands that it requires specialized knowledge, skills and dispositions gained through education and ongoing professional development.
The EC-CKC represents the scope of professional practice and provides a comprehensive framework for the preparation of newcomers to the field and the continued professional growth of those already working with young children and their families.
The EC-CKC is a valuable resource for many different audiences:
Professionals - use as a self-assessment tool to identify current knowledge and competencies and assist in creating a professional development plan
Administrators – use to clarify knowledge and skills required of staff, identify training and staff development needs and identify gaps and target areas of higher competency when recruiting new staff
Parents and Families – use to assess potential or current caregivers and teachers
Professional Development Providers – use to organize and identify in-service professional development using EC-CKC areas and levels and to assess current availability of professional development opportunities across all content areas and all levels of competency
If you are interested in learning more about becoming an approved Professional Development Provider, please visit Ohio Approved Professional Development for training and resources.
Last Modified: 5/3/2017 3:02:47 PM