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Connecticut Core Knowledge and Competency Framework for Professionals Working with Young Children and Their Families


 

{CKC}


This CT Core Knowledge and Competency Framework (CKCs) was developed to represent a shared understanding (levels 1 & 2 in the document) of what professionals across multiple early childhood roles should know and be able to do when working with young children and their families.  Also, a unique set of competencies for teachers and caregivers serving children and families in any setting is included in this CKC as levels 3 & 4.

 

Shared core knowledge and competencies across multiple early childhood roles supports:


*Common language across disciplines and roles;

*A common thread of professional development expectations for competency growth;


*A broader base of knowledge and understanding to better serve children and families; and,


*Interdisciplinary training and support across higher education institutions, professional development entities, and public policy work across agencies.


 

The Connecticut CKCs is a product of thoughtful collaboration between representatives of multiple agencies and entities that administer and/or deliver services to children families, and the early childhood workforce at large.  In addition, the Institute of Medicine report on Transforming the Early Childhood Workforce was influential in considering the structure of a shared core across early childhood roles with child development as the foundational knowledge base of all early childhood professionals.

 



Connecticut Core Knowledge and Competency Framework for Professionals Working with Young Children and Their Families (complete document, pdf)

 

Overview {CKC Framework}

Domains and Indicators

   Domain 1: Promoting Child Development and Learning

   Domain 2: Using Developmentally Effective Approaches for Experiences

   Domain 3: Building a Meaningful Planned Program of Learning and Development

   Domain 4: Observing, Documenting and Assessing

   Domain 5: Building Family and Community Relationships

   Domain 6: Promoting Health, Safety and Wellness

   Domain 7: Practicing Professionalism and Advocacy

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