The ECTA System Framework serves as a guide to state Part C and Section 619 Coordinators for evaluating, modifying, and improving state service delivery systems. ECPC provides technical assistance to states focusing on the Personnel/Workforce Component (PDF) of the System Framework. A comprehensive system of personnel development (CSPD), a term with a long history in federal legislation, is the primary mechanism for improving the quality of services provided to young children and their families. Subcomponents and Quality Indicators for the Personnel/Workforce Component, which comprises a CSPD, include:
|CSPD Sub-Components||Quality Indicators|
|Leadership, Coordination, and Sustainability||Quality Indicator 1: A cross sector leadership team is in place that can set priorities and make policy, governance, and financial decisions.
Quality Indicator 2: There is a written multi-year plan in place to address all sub-components of the CSPD.
|State Personnel Standards||Quality Indicator 3: State personnel standards across disciplines are aligned to national professional organization personnel standards.
Quality Indicator 4: The criteria for state certification, licensure, credentialing and/or endorsement are aligned to state personnel standards and national professional organization personnel standards across disciplines.
Preservice Personnel Development
|Quality Indicator 5: Institution of higher education (IHE) programs and curricula across disciplines are aligned with both national professional organization personnel standards and state personnel standards.
Quality Indicator 6: Institution of higher education programs and curricula address early childhood development and discipline specific pedagogy.
|Inservice Personnel Development||Quality Indicator 7: A statewide system for inservice personnel development and technical assistance is in place for personnel across disciplines
Quality Indicator 8: A statewide system for inservice personnel development and technical assistance is aligned and coordinated with higher education program and curricula across disciplines
|Recruitment and Retention||Quality Indicator 9: Comprehensive recruitment and retention strategies are based on multiple data sources, and revised as necessary.
Quality Indicator 10: Comprehensive recruitment and retention strategies are being implemented across disciplines.
|Evaluation||Quality Indicator 11: The evaluation plan for the CSPD includes processes and mechanisms to collect, store, and analyze data across all subcomponents
Quality Indicator 12: The evaluation plan is implemented, continuously monitored, and revised as necessary based on multiple data sources
Adapted from Early Childhood TA Center. (2014). ECTA System Framework: Personnel/Workforce, A System Framework for Building High-Quality Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education Programs. Retrieved from http://ectacenter.org/sysframe