Center for Early Childhood Professional Development

Reflecting Oklahoma's commitment to high quality early care and education by providing professional development that produces results!

8.7 Professional Development:

The primary caregiver is a leader for the program and the primary person responsible for the day-to-day operations.  A primary caregiver has a vast knowledge of early care and education including, but not limited to: operating a program, leadership, managing personnel, nutrition, child development, understanding and utilizing the Early Learning Guidelines, etc.

Everyone who works with young children and their families needs a basic understanding of child development and early education and how children learn.

A written educational professional development plan serves as a map to progress in the field of early care and education.  It helps individuals stay organized to meet professional  development deadlines so they can plan for and track professional development needed to renew credentials and other certifications like CPR.


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