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1 presented by Co-chairs of the Early Childhood Iowa PD Executive Committee Mary Schertz Early Childhood Consultant, Iowa Department of Education Dr. Cathy Swackhamer Early Childhood Specialist 0 – 5 & Manager Iowa Head Start TTA Center

2  Early Childhood Iowa (ECI)  Legislation allocation of early childhood professional development funds

3  Wide range of stakeholders  Facilitator helped to develop  Based on NAEYC’s Blueprint

4 4 Early Learning Health, Mental Health and Nutrition Family Support Special Needs/ Early Intervention Iowa’s Areas = Four Sectors of Early Childhood Systems Early care and education opportunities in nurturing environments where children can learn what they need to succeed in school and life. Economic and parenting supports to ensure children have nurturing and stable relationships with caring adults. Early identification, assessment and appropriate services for children with special health care needs, disabilities, or developmental delays Comprehensive health services that meet children’s vision, hearing, nutrition, behavioral, and oral health as well as medical health needs. Source: Early Childhood Systems Working Group

5  A Policy Framework for an Early Childhood Iowa Professional Development System  Professional Levels and Competencies  Iowa Early Childhood Workforce Study  Professional Development Landscape  Allocating professional development funds across 4 ovals  Systematic Strategic Work Plans for the PD Executive Committee and Oval Sectors

6  Looking at quality of Professional Development  CLASS  Logic Model  Continue to build upon competencies work

7  Have a broad representation of stakeholders  It won’t happen overnight  Have a facilitator to assist in the development  Have a coordinator

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