Professional Development

Staff Development

Explore the requirements for coordinated and effective delivery of learning opportunities and experiences for staff. Staff development focuses on gaining knowledge and skills related to job performance in early childhood education (ECE) programs. The Office of Head Start requires a minimum of 15 clock hours of professional development per year.

The resources below will be useful to program managers, human resources staff, governing bodies, consultants, training and technical assistance (T/TA) providers, state advisory committees, and program licensing agencies. The resources reflect evidence-based effective practices for child and family services staff working directly with families. Use the materials to create a plan that integrates program quality improvement and the professional development needs of all staff.

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