Kansas’ early childhood CSPD will result in positive outcomes for young children and families.
In order to accomplish our vision, the Kansas ECPC Strategic Planning Team will design a cohesive personnel development system that ensures high quality early childhood programs and services leading to positive outcomes for all children and families.
A Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD) is the primary mechanism by which states ensure that infants, toddlers, and young children with disabilities and their families, are provided services by knowledgeable, skilled, competent, and highly qualified personnel, and that sufficient numbers of these personnel are available in the state to meet service needs.
Why is a CSPD important?
- In order to provide timely and consistent services by prepared personnel, it is important to understand workforce capacity.
- An effective system must coordinate and address state needs for both the number of personnel as well as the degree to which those personnel are supported and qualified for their roles in the service system.
- Coordination between preservice (i.e. university programs) and inservice (i.e. professional development) ensures consistency of practices needed in the field.
- Opportunities for data-driven decisions are built in to the CSPD by ongoing evaluation from multiple sources of data (i.e. stakeholder input, program graduates, etc.).
Adapted from System Framework: Personnel/Workforce Component
Suggested citation: Early Childhood TA Center. (2014). A System Framework for Building High-Quality Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education Programs. Retrieved from http://ectacenter.org/sysframe »