Administration & Management

Personnel Support

The Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators (website) – The National Association for the Education of Young Children developed six standards to represent the essential body of knowledge, skills, dispositions, and practices required of all early childhood educators working with children from birth through age 8, across all early learning settings.

Position Statement on Personnel Standards in Early Childhood Special Education (website) – The Division of Early Childhood’s (DEC) position statement provides guidance for the personnel preparation of educators who work with children birth-through-two years in Early Intervention (EI) and children from three through-five and six-through-eight years in Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE). An Executive Summary is also provided.

The Model Work Standards (website) – A set of statements that specifically identify what a high-quality program is striving to achieve. Through a self-assessment process, teaching staff and administrators can reflect on their program’s particular strengths and determine priorities for making changes. Standards are available for Center-Based Child Care (pdf) and Family Child Care (pdf).


Updated 9/21/2021