DRAFT Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators
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A Message to the Early Childhood Field
NAEYC is releasing the first public draft of its position statement on “Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators”. This is a revision of the 2009 position statement on “NAEYC Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation”. NAEYC position statements are driven by the early childhood field and serve as an important tool for building understanding and support for significant and often controversial issues related to early childhood education. This position statement is owned by the early childhood field and, as such, your feedback about the content and clarity of the statement is critical! We encourage you to provide feedback through this survey.
This initial public draft of the statement was developed with the input of a workgroup (See Appendix B of the position statement) appointed by the NAEYC Governing Board under the leadership of the Board's Early Learning Systems committee. Members of the workgroup and committee will consider all of the feedback submitted via this survey later this fall. A final draft will be released for a second round of comment before it is considered for formal adoption by the Governing Board.
In October, we will hold a webinar to provide an opportunity to learn more about the revisions (register today!), to answer your questions and to hear your suggestions. We’ll also hold a listening session at the NAEYC Annual Conference. Stay tuned for more details.
In the meantime, below are a couple of resources: a pre-recorded overview of the revisions (10 minutes) to the position statement and short introductory videos (in English and Spanish) from Dina Castro, a NAEYC Governing Board Member and member of the Workgroup informing the revisions to the statement.
We are eager for your feedback! Please take time to review the position statement, to share it with your colleagues, and to make your voice heard through this survey.
Thank you for your engagement! This survey will be open until Friday, November 16, 2018.
Your Engagement is Critical
Draft Position Statement
Read the first public draft on “Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators.”
Download a pre-recorded overview of the revisions to the position statement (Powerpoint slides)
Hear from NAEYC Governing Board member Dina Castro about why your feedback on the draft Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators is so important.