Comprehensive Systems of Personnel Development (CSPD)
A CSPD is a framework to improve the quantity, quality and effectiveness of the early childhood intervention workforce who provide services and interventions to facilitate the development and learning of infants and young children with disabilities and their families.
Structures for ongoing support of all personnel development activities
A CSPD integrates multiple personnel activities that collaboratively address the recruitment, preparation, credentialing, ongoing training and evaluation of interdisciplinary service delivery practitioners and administrators for early intervention and early childhood special education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Personnel Standards by
Discipline and State
Looking for information about personnel standards for professional
disciplines serving children with disabilities from birth to five years
and their families in your state?
Institutes of Higher Education
Early Childhood Programs
Looking for information about certificate and degree programs in
early childhood, early childhood special education, and blended
programs in your state?
To date the ECPC Center has provided technical assistance to thirty
three states across the U.S. To view which states we have assisted
click on the map above.
State early childhood intervention systems: on building comprehensive systems of personnel development
Families: on leadership competencies for participating in statewide personnel development activities
Higher education faculty: on aligning personnel preparation programs, coursework, and practica to national disciplinary and cross disciplinary standards.
State Part B/619 and Part C coordinators: on leadership competencies, team building, action planning, and evaluation
Early Childhood CSPD
Competent High Quality Workforce
Optimal Child and Family Outcomes