CSPD in-service professional development strategies to support a high quality workforce.
In-Service refers to on-going training to maintain and extends existing skills and knowledge, with a focus on evidence-based practice (EBP) and adult learning principles.
- Establish a statewide system of in-service personnel development that is aligned to national professional organizations and state personnel standards across disciplines.
- Create a statewide system for in-service personnel development that includes a variety of technical assistance opportunities to meet the needs of Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) personnel in a variety of disciplines.
- Recommend that in-service training and professional development is coordinated across early childhood systems and delivered collaboratively, as appropriate.
- Ensure that families and/or parent organizations participate in the design and delivery of in-service professional development.
Overview: CSPD In-Service Training Workgroup
Link to State CSPD Page
The ECPC collaborated with the Early Childhood Technical Assistant Center (ECTA) to create an Early Childhood Systems Framework for Part C and section B(619) Coordinators to evaluate their current systems, identify potential areas for improvement, and develop more effective and efficient systems that support implementation of evidence-based practices in each of six main areas. The ECPC’s work resides in the Personnel/Workforce (PN) component of this framework, which addresses the necessity of understanding workforce capacity in order to provide timely and consistent services by prepared personnel in early childhood. ECPC-CSPD Self-Assessment
Information about personnel standards for professional disciplines serving children with disabilities from birth to five years and their families by state.
Quality Indicator 7: A statewide system for in-service personnel development and technical assistance is in place for personnel across disciplines.
- A statewide system for in-service personnel development is aligned to national professional organization personnel standards across disciplines.
- A statewide system for in-service personnel development is aligned to state personnel standards across disciplines.
- The statewide system for in-service personnel development provides a variety of technical assistance opportunities to meet the needs of personnel.
- The in-service personnel development component of the CSPD plan is guided by updated needs assessments of the capability of the workforce in relation to the desired knowledge and skill competencies.
- In-service personnel development is coordinated across early childhood systems and delivered collaboratively, as appropriate.
- In-service personnel development employs evidenced based professional development practices that incorporate a variety of adult learning strategies including job embedded applications such as coaching, reflective supervision and supportive mentoring.
- In-service learning opportunities are individualized to the needs of the participants and the objectives of the personnel development.
- Families and/or parent organization participate in the design and delivery of in-service personnel development.
Quality Indicator 8: A statewide system for in-service personnel development and technical assistance is aligned and coordinated with higher education program and curricula across disciplines.
- The content for in-service personnel development is based on evidence-based practices.
- Faculty from IHEs and in-service staff meet on a quarterly basis to plan for, coordinate, and collaborate on in-service content.
- Content for in-service personnel development extends the depth of core knowledge and skills acquired in pre-service programs and addresses updated knowledge on evidence-based practices and changes in state policies and initiatives.