Intensive State Partnership: Kansas and ECPC
In January 2014, Kansas was one of the four initial states chosen to participate in intensive technical assistance with ECPC with the intended outcome of designing and implementing a CSPD. As a partner state, the Early Childhood Personnel Center worked with Kansas to gather input from state level early childhood leaders in shaping a framework for a high quality, effective, and efficient Comprehensive System of Personnel Development to be used as a model for other states.
The goal of the Intensive State Partnership is to build state capacity to foster professional development of the early childhood education workforce that a) enhances knowledge and skills of practitioners and those who support them including administrators, TA providers, and faculty; b) supports the implementation and sustainability of evidence-based practices; and c) increases the size of the workforce skilled in providing inclusive intervention practices.
The Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC) » is funded to facilitate, on a national basis, the implementation of integrated and comprehensive systems of personnel development (CSPD) in early childhood, for all personnel serving infants and young children with disabilities.