TRANSITION from the Core Knowledge Competencies (CKCs) to the Pennsylvania Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators (PA PSCECE)

In response to the recent National context, Pennsylvania has adopted a new set of PA PSCECE. This set of standards and competencies replaces the PA Core Knowledge Competencies (CKCs) and have been adopted from the national Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators. The PA Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators are the general knowledge and skills that educators need to know and be able to demonstrate. They are not the standards and competencies needed for specific professions and occupations within the early childhood field (see Introduction for more info).

Viewing options for the PA PSCECEs are included below.

There are a number of ways to view the PA PSCECE.

Competencies for Administrators

It is important to note that the PA PSCECE do not include Program Organization and Administration Standards and Competencies. For those, the field will  continue to use K8 of the Core Knowledge Competences (K8 begins on page 44). Revised competencies for administrators will soon be under development.

Available Training and Additional Resources for Implementation

An asynchronous course on the Pennsylvania Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators can be viewed in the PD Registry.

Faculty and Instructors at Institutes of Higher Education (IHE), Career and Technology Education (CTE) and post-secondary education programs interested in connecting work to the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) or the Pennsylvania Key please visit the Higher Education page on the Pennsylvania Key website.

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