ECE 146: The Administration of the Hawaii Early Learning Profile (HELP) Birth – 3 (5 hours)

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This online course introduces providers to the administration and scoring of the HELP®, a curriculum-based assessment approved for use for KY First Steps providers and published by VORT Corporation. The course is estimated to take 5 hours to complete and provides an overview of the features of the HELP®. Course materials must be purchased prior to enrollment from VORT at

Course Outline

  • Section 1: Components of the HELP® 0-3 System (30 minutes)
  • Section 2: HELP® System Unique Features (30 minutes)
  • Section 3: Assessment Procedures and Crediting with the HELP® (1 hour, 30 minutes)
  • Section 4: Practice, Practice, Practice (2 hours)
  • Section 5: Conclusion (30 minutes)

Training Outcomes

  • Gain knowledge of the various resources available related to the Hawaii Early Learning Profile (HELP)® for Birth – 3 Years;
  • Describe methods for collecting information and the types of information to collect during the HELP® assessment process;
  • Observe various video clips and credit children’s skills using the HELP® Strands protocol;
  • Locate resources for determining approximate Developmental Age Levels for the HELP®

Workplace Outcomes

After completing this course, you will possess the skills to:

  • Identify components of the HELP® 0-3 Curriculum-Based Assessment System;
  • Describe the components of the HELP® Strands and Checklist for children aged birth to three years;
  • Assess a child using the HELP® 0-3.

Target Audience

  • Early Intervention
  • Preschool Teachers

Content developed by: Caroline Gooden and Carol Schroeder, Human Development Institute, University of Kentucky in consultation with Stephanie Parks, Inside HELP® author.

Sponsored by: Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department of Public Health

Hours: 5 – approved for early intervention and child care early care and education hours

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