Staff qualifications and training measures capture the education, experience, and ongoing professional development of those that directly influence caregiving and teaching in various capacities. The three key ideas of staff training are:
This section includes professional learning resources that can help practitioners deepen their understanding of quality for this topic.
The Camp Fire First Texas Early Education Apprenticeship Program (EEAP) is the first U.S. Department of Labor registered apprenticeship program for early educators in the State of Texas. The EEAP includes paid on-the-job-learning, coupled with educational courses and one-on-one coaching in the classroom from a Camp Fire mentor.Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age
Core competencies refer to specific, basic concepts, skills, and abilities that early childhood professionals should learn, understand, and be able to demonstrate. This training was designed for use by early childhood professionals to improve the quality of care and education young children receive. (9.5 hours)Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool
The career pathway relates a professional’s training hours, education, work experience, and other factors to a position on the career pathway, from entry-level to expertise in the early childhood field. The Texas ECE Career Pathways support those who identify as Practitioners, Administrators, Trainers, and Coaches.Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool
In this section you will find tips, strategies, examples, and specific tools and products that can improve your implementation of practices related to this topic area.
Use of this reflective document will support staff in identifying which future training topics (aligned with the Texas Core Competencies) would be beneficial to their professional development. This document should be used in tandem with the staff’s Annual Professional Development/Training Plan.Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age
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
Create and update your professional development profile, review staff profile reports, and plan professional development for your center/facility. Anyone who works with children birth to age 8 can register for a TECPDS account, regardless of their role or the sector in which they work. If you work with young children and would like a personal account where you can keep track of your professional development, create an account today!Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age
Use this checklist, specially written for Texas Rising Star center classroom staff, to complete your TECPDS account. Follow these tips to ensure you have everything needed for your next Texas Rising Star Assessment.Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age