ECE 202: Plan Your Professional Development (2.5 hrs)

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Planning Your Professional Development

In this self-paced course, participants will learn about the importance of Professional Development for early childhood educators.  They will be introduced to the Kentucky Career Lattice and the Kentucky Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators.  Participants will learn about SMART goals, create their own Annual Professional Development Plan, and share that plan with people who can support them as they complete it, including their Center Director and Child Care Aware Professional Development Coach. Completing an annual Professional Development Plan is required by child care regulations [922 KAR 2:090 Child-care center licensure – Section 9, 11(1)(f)] and [922 KAR 2:100. Certification of family child-care homes Section 2 (9)(b)]

Course Details

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Target Audience

All Staff

Learning Environment

Infant Toddler

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Training Level


Core Content Subject Area

Program management and evaluation

Core Content Competency

Practice self-evaluation to determine professional growth and performance, using Kentucky’s Early Childhood Core content, and other appropriate materials to assist in identifying areas of need.

Additional Information

CDA Content Area: Maintaining a Commitment to Professionalism

NAEYC Professional Standard Area: Standard 6, Professionalism as an Early Childhood Educator; 6e: Develop and sustain the habit of reflective and intentional practice in their daily work with young children and as members of the early childhood profession.