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O-1 What about all the professional development (PD) that long term staff has taken in past years since the beginning of STARS. Will any of the PD ever be counted. It seems as if all of that is just being thrown out the window, even though that is what staff was asked/required to do.
Career advancement through credit-bearing coursework and degree attainment is one component of a successful PD system. Another is a means to obtain on-going PD once a professional reaches their desired job role, so that the professional can remain up to date with changing research and best practice. Both DHS child care certification regulations and STARS [...]