PENNSYLVANIA CORE KNOWLEDGE COMPETENCIES FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD AND SCHOOL-AGE PROFESSIONALS
The Pennsylvania Core Knowledge Competencies for Early Childhood and School-Age Professionals (formerly known as the Core Body of Knowledge) is an essential component of Pennsylvania’s professional development system. It identifies a set of content areas that help define the knowledge expectations for professionals in settings within the early childhood and school-age field. It supports students’ preparation for entry into the field of early childhood and school-age care as well as professionals’ commitment to lifelong learning through ongoing professional growth. This revision is designed to be more inclusive of all group settings and updated to reflect revised learning standards and current research on best practice.
- Core Knowledge Competencies (color version)
- Crosswalk Between Pennsylvania Core Knowledge Competencies, NAEYC Standards for Professional Programs, NBPTS Early Childhood Generalist Standards, and Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching
PENNSYLVANIA BIG IDEAS FRAMEWORK & INDIVIDUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD AND SCHOOL-AGE PROFESSIONALS
The Pennsylvania Big Ideas Framework and Individual Professional Development Plan for Early Childhood and School-Age Professionals (formerly known as the PDR) is a companion document to the CKCs. It is a summary of the core competencies presented as Big Ideas and Essential Questions and will be the primary tool for consideration of long and short term professional development goals and the creation of professional development plans for individual early childhood and school-age educators.
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