The Professional Development Information System (PDIS)
Strengthening Colorado's Early Childhood Workforce
The Professional Development Information System (PDIS) is a web-based system supporting career development for Colorado’s early childhood workforce. It tracks training and education, provides professional development (both online self-paced and face to face), and helps individuals choose professional development according to their competency level, their professional development goals, their job role and their geographic location. One of the highlights of the PDIS is that it calculates Credential levels and passes this, along with other relevant information, to the system that supports the Colorado Shines Quality Rating and Improvement System.
Strengthening and supporting early childhood professionals is critical to young children’s success! Children who are nurtured and taught by sensitive and well-trained teachers and caregivers are more likely to progress toward both developmental and academic goals and are more ready to enter kindergarten. The PDIS supports early childhood professionals in multiple ways throughout their career.
The PDIS is designed to support a variety of early childhood professionals at all levels of experience and education. Whether you are a center-based professional, a family child care professional, a public school teacher, or a FFN (family, friend, or neighbor) care provider, the PDIS has something for you! Professionals working in programs that decide to progress in the QRIS are required to register in the PDIS. Professionals whose programs do not decide to progress in the QRIS can still use the PDIS.
Go to ecpd.costartstrong.org to get started. You’ll find many resources there to support your professional development journey!
Five Steps to PDIS Success
- Demographic info
- Employment info
- Online self-paced
- Face to face
- The Early Childhood Professional Credential
- Formal Education
- Demonstrated Competency
- Individual Competency Self-Assessment
- Discover strengths and areas of growth
- Individual Professional Development Plan
- Suggestions and resources
- Professional goals, actions, status, etc.