These measures capture the level of qualifications and training among teaching staff. Points are awarded based on the percentage of teachers meeting one or more qualifications. For the full list of qualifications, please refer to the Facility Assessment Record Form (FARF).Category: Category 1: Director and Staff Qualifications Subcategory: Staff Qualifications and Training
In this section you will find videos, images, and/or documents that can be used to better understand this measure. These examples can also be used in conversations between mentors, directors, and/or teachers to discuss how the program's current practices compare to these examples.
The Professional Development Profile Report for Practitioners from TECPDS can be used to assist in analyzing education, experience, and training. The assessor will use the Individual Professional Development Profile Report to help score the director’s education, experience, and training measures. Program staff files should be used to verify these documents if the report is incomplete or unavailable.Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age
Teacher documentation of experience (résumé, curriculum vitae, date of hire) must be observed during program assessment. The resume sample shows how proof of years of experience in early childhood education can be provided by program staff.Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age
This sample plan shows a practitioner’s professional development goals and the trainings she has completed and plans to complete. Notice how there is alignment between her professional development goals and the trainings she completes.Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age
These resources include tips, strategies, activities, or specific tools related to this measure that programs can put into practice.
A checklist like this can help directors and staff keep track of the required topics for staff training and which topics are met across the year for each staff member. We recommend using a checklist like this in combination with a formal training plan that lists the staff member’s professional development goals and the specific trainings they will complete.Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age
This template is an effortless way to document staff members’ professional development goals and training opportunities. Training opportunities should help the practitioner meet their goals while also meeting minimum requirements for clock hours and training topics.Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age
T.E.A.C.H. (Teacher Education and Compensation Helps) Early Childhood® Texas Scholarship Program is an educational scholarship opportunity for early childhood educators who work in the licensed childcare setting across Texas. These comprehensive scholarships enable early childhood educators to take coursework leading to credentials and degrees at local community colleges and universities in Texas.Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool
This website offers a range of digital and print materials and resources related to child care training, including a number of online courses for child care professionals seeking to fulfill state-mandated training requirements. These resources will help early childhood professionals find and complete training hours needed as related to their role.Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool