The Intensive Technical Assistance program of the Early Childhood Personnel Center is an 18-month program centered on the development and implementation of an integrated, comprehensive system of personnel development (CSPD) for the participating state. Each participating state will be assigned at least one Technical Assistance (TA) Consultant, who will assist in guiding the state participants through the phases of developing their CSPD.
The goal of the Intensive TA State Partnership is to build state capacity to foster professional development of the early childhood education workforce. Through this partnership, we hope to:
- Enhance knowledge and skills of practitioners and those who support them including administrators, TA providers, and faculty;
- Support the implementation and sustainability of evidence-based practices; and
- Increase the size of the workforce skilled in providing inclusive intervention practices.
Intensive TA states will follow a 4-phase process that allows them to recruit and develop a diverse team of professionals who will address all subcomponents of a CSPD, including: (a) leadership, coordination, and sustainability; (b) state personnel standards; (c) pre-service personnel development; (d) in-service personnel development; (e) recruitment and retention; and (f) evaluation. This graphic depicts an overview of our Intensive TA methodology, subcomponents and their quality indicators, and our currently participating states.
The ECPC has recruited a cohort of states to receive Intensive Technical Assistance. Each of these states has (1) been assigned an ECPC-appointed TA provider, (2) completed our strategic planning process to created a personalized vision and mission for their CSPD, and (3) are working through action plans developed for each subcomponent.
Cohort: Arizona, Hawaii, Mississippi, Minnesota, Puerto Rico, Vermont
Examples of the vision and mission statements created for each of these states can be found on our Comprehensive System of Personnel Development page.
For more information on becoming an Intensive TA state, please contact us.