Leadership, Coordination, and Sustainability




A state team that is diverse in representation from all aspects of the system; advocate for resources, make decisions & set priorities for Professional Development; solicit feedback; monitor the efficiency & effectiveness of the CSPD.

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Leadership, Coordination, and Sustainability addresses the development of a multi-year plan that includes all areas of a CSPD ensuring a high-quality workforce. Managing the organization and implementation of the other five subcomponents: recruitment & retention, personnel standards, pre-service, in-service and evaluation.

Some of the responsibilities include:

  • Conduct ECPC-CSPD Self-Assessment
  • Obtain agency leadership approval
  • Establish a strategic planning team (SPT)
  • Create a vision and mission for the CSPD
  • Oversee CSPD development, implementation, evaluation


Link to State CSPD Page

CSPD State Work on Leadership, Coordination, and Sustainability

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 the 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

Quality Indicators

Quality Indicator 1: A cross-sector leadership team is in place that can set priorities and make policy, governance, and financial decisions related to the personnel system.

  • The composition of the leadership team represents key partners from cross-sector early childhood systems, technical assistance programs, institutions of higher education, parent organizations as well as any other relevant stakeholders across disciplines.
  • Additional stakeholder input, including from families, is actively solicited and considered by the leadership team in setting priorities and determining governance decisions.
  • The leadership team members are aware of other related early childhood and school-age personnel development systems and align efforts when appropriate.
  • The leadership team develops an overall vision, mission, and purpose for the CSPD and makes decisions and implements processes that reflect these.
  • The CSPD vision, mission, and purpose are aligned with the overall early intervention and preschool special education systems.
  • The leadership team examines current policies and state initiatives to identify opportunities for collaboration and the coordination of resources, including ongoing and sustained funding across cross-sector early childhood systems.
  • The leadership team advocates for and identifies resources for cross-sector priorities and activities.
  • The leadership team disseminates information on the CSPD plan to relevant public and private audiences.

Quality Indicator 2: There is a written multi-year plan in place to address all sub-components of the CSPD.

      • The development and implementation of the CSPD plan is based on the specific vision, mission, and purpose for a CSPD.
      • The CSPD plan is aligned with and informed by stakeholders' input, national professional organization personnel standards, state requirements, and the vision, mission, and purpose of the cross-sector early childhood systems involved in the CSPD.
      • The CSPD plan articulates a process for two-way communication between stakeholders and the leadership team for soliciting input and sharing information on the implementation of activities.
      • The leadership team monitors both the implementation and effectiveness of the activities of the CSPD plan.
      • The leadership team plans for and ensures that funding and resources are available to sustain the implementation of the CSPD plan.