DRAFT Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators
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Update: the feedback process for the draft position statement is now closed. Thank you for your engagement!
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!
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 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.
Below are a couple of resources: a pre-recorded overview of the revisions (10 minutes) to the position statement, 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, and a webinar recording about the draft revisions.
Your Engagement is Critical
Draft Position Statement
Read the first public draft on “Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators.”
Thank you for your feedback
Feedback was accepted through November 16, 2018. Please look for the release of the revised draft in 2019.
We understand that surveys provide only one possible way to respond. You may also share your reflections by joining us in person for a listening session during our Annual Conferene on November 15, 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. in Room 201 of the Washington Convention Center or by emailing your reflections to firstname.lastname@example.org.
La encuesta es uno de varios métodos de comunicarnos sus comentarios. También los invitamos a platicar con nosotros en persona durante nuestra conferencia anual el 15 de noviembre de 8:00 a 9:00 am en la sala 201 del Washington Convention Center o puede mandarnos un mensaje vía correo electrónico a email@example.com.
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.
Escuche a la miembra de la junta directiva de NAEYC, Dina Castro explicar por qué sus comentarios sobre el borrador de los Estándares y compentencias profesionales para los educadores de la primera infancia son tan importantes.
On October 15th, 2018, NAEYC hosted a webinar on the recently revised draft Position Statement, “Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators." Presenters included: Mary Harrill (NAEYC), Elisa Huss-Hage (Owens Community College), Sarah Lemoyne (Zero to Three), and Bweikia Steen (George Mason University).