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Colorado's Competencies for Early Childhood Educators and Administrators

A History of the Competencies for Early Childhood Educators and Administrators

Colorado’s Early Childhood Leadership Commission adopted Colorado’s Early Learning Professional Development System Plan created through the Lieutenant Governor’s Office with support from the Early Childhood Professional Development Advisory Group.

A key priority within the plan was to develop a framework of performance-based competencies for early childhood educators and administrators. A Request for Proposals was announced, and Oldham Innovative Research was awarded the contract to work collaboratively with the Professional Development Advisory Group’s Competencies Sub-Committee.

The ECLC’s Program Quality, Coordination and Alignment Committee oversaw the process. Through many iterations of gaining feedback from both state and national experts, this framework outlines what early childhood educators and administrators need to know and do in order to provide quality care and education for Colorado’s youngest citizens.

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