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Early Childhood - Nebraska's Core Competencies for Early Childhood

Started Feb 23, 2021
1 credit


Full course description

This course is recommended for Early Childhood educators and can be used to earn annual inservice hours. Core Competencies are what all adults who work with children need to know, understand, and be able to do. Following this voluntary guide will provide practical, usable and reasonable goals to assist early childhood educators in supporting each child’s development and school readiness in any setting or capacity. Bloom’s Taxonomy (Revised) was used to guide the revision of the Nebraska Core Competencies. The four levels advance in difficulty as each builds upon the previous one. There is an expectation that a person working at any level should have the skills of the previous levels in that specific area. This framework provides a roadmap for professional learning design. It does not equate to any specific credential, license, or certification The competencies, skills, and levels described are voluntary for those working in the early care and education field. Program directors, teachers, family child care home providers and others are encouraged to use Nebraska’s Core Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals as they find helpful. This course will provide an introduction to the Core Competencies document. Information about Bloom’s Taxonomy and how to use the Core Competencies for self-assessment are included. Once this course is completed, a certificate will be made available. One hour of training may be recorded for successful completion of the course.


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