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Long-Range Goal #3: Career Development Opportunities

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 Long-Range Goal #3

 The HSSCO will ensure that EHS, HS, MSHS, and EHS/CC programs have access to quality professional development and career development opportunities in order to maintain skilled and competent staff.

 

Objectives:

(Process Goals)

  • To promote local linkages between Head Start programs and the revised early childhood registry (formerly known as Traveling Arkansas’ Professional Pathways) for professional development.
  • To promote linkages between Higher Education for increased access to appropriate degree opportunities and to access online courses.
  • To link EHS/HS/MSHS programs to appropriate quality professional development trainings in the state that meets the needs of their program and program staff, such as the new family engagement guide and the revised early learning standards.
  • To promote linkages with Child Care Resource and Referral Networks to promote Head Start programs.
  • To facilitate the lead for connecting EHS/HS/MSHS programs to the National Centers for professional development: Quality Teaching & Learning, EHS National Resource Center, Program Management & Fiscal Operations, Health, and Parent, Family, & Community Engagement.
  • Collaborate with all state partners in accessing information on quality training among agencies/organizations and share with EHS/HS/MSHS programs.  Including programs that serve children with disabilities, services to dual-language learners, and to address cultural and linguistic responsiveness.
  • To work with the state professional development committee in revamping the state’s PD System and the professional development registry.
  • To examine racial equity in all early childhood programs in Arkansas and offer suggestions to improve.
  • Complete the Equity Leaders Action Network (ELAN) project by working with early childhood partners.
  • The AHSA, HSSCO, and the Region VI Association will conduct an annual institute/conference to support programs in their need for completing their quality professional development hours.
  • Share different ways that EHS/Head Start can access professional development and high quality training and resources.
  • Work to create updated Articulation Agreement with colleges and universities in Arkansas.

 

Timeframes:

2016-2021

 

  • To promote local linkages between Head Start programs and the revised early childhood registry (formerly known as Traveling Arkansas’ Professional Pathways) for professional development.

 

Working on

2016-2021

  • To promote linkages between Higher Education for increased access to appropriate degree opportunities and to access online courses.

Working on

2016-2018

  • To link EHS/HS/MSHS programs to appropriate quality professional development trainings in the state that meets the needs of their program and program staff, such as the new family engagement guide and the revised early learning standards.

Ongoing

2016-2021

  • To promote linkages with Child Care Resource and Referral Networks to promote Head Start programs.

Ongoing

2016-2021

  • To facilitate the lead for connecting EHS/HS/MSHS programs to the National Centers for professional development: Quality Teaching & Learning, EHS National Resource Center, Program Management & Fiscal Operations, Health, and Parent, Family, & Community Engagement.

Working on

2016/Ongoing

  • Collaborate with all state partners in accessing information on quality training among agencies/organizations and share with EHS/HS/MSHS programs.  Including programs that serve children with disabilities, services to dual-language learners, and to address cultural and linguistic responsiveness.

Ongoing

2016-2021

  • To work with the state professional development committee in revamping the state’s PD System and the professional development registry.

Working on

2016-2021

  • To examine racial equity in all early childhood programs in Arkansas and offer suggestions to improve.

Working on

2016-2019

  • Complete the Equity Leaders Action Network (ELAN) project by working with early childhood partners.

Working on

2016/Ongoing

  • Share different ways that EHS/Head Start can access professional development and high quality training and resources.
 

2017-2018

  • Work to create updated Articulation Agreement with colleges and universities in Arkansas.

On Hold

Expected Outcomes

Arkansas expect to have access to all professionals training hours and content to support programs in getting the training they need to enhance their program/teaching skills.

Arkansas will have a better early childhood system that promotes equity in early childhood programs.

The professional development registry will be revised and better equipped to handle the state’s manpower in identifying quality training for professionals.

HSSCO expect to include required training for EHS/Head Start staff in the state’s professional development registry.

We expect to train over 2000 teachers, administrators and parents in early childhood programs on the new family engagement guide.

 

Evidence

Professional development registry hours for programs and institute agenda and meeting notes and minutes

 

 

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