Rhode Island ECE Workforce Pathway Resources

The following are documents, local and national organizations, and higher education institutions that will help early childhood professionals move along the workforce pathway.

Workforce Knowledge and Competencies Frameworks

Find out which areas in the WKCs you need to improve by taking the self-paced WKC Self-Assessments.  Register here for the WKC Self- Assessments. (Coming soon!)

  • WKCs for Administrators and Education Coordinators
  • WKC para Administradores y Coordinadores de Educación
  • WKCs for Family Child Care Educators
  • WKC para Proveedores de Cuidado Infantil Familiar
  • WKCs for Early Childhood Teachers and Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Educators
  • WKCs for Teacher Assistants


Individual Professional Development Plans (IPDP)

Once you have completed the WKC Self-Assessment for your primary role, use the results to complete or update your IPDP. (Coming soon!)


Resources for Professional Development and Technical Assistance


State and National Organizations

Click here for additional State Organizations

Click here for additional National Organizations 


RI ECE Credential and Degree Programs

Community College of Rhode Island

CCRI offers a variety of certificate and Associates degree programs for early learning professionals.

Rhode Island College

BA in Early Childhood Education. BA in Infant/Toddler Education. M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education

Click here to reach RIC



T.E.A.C.H.® awards scholarships to center-based educators, administrators, and home child-care providers across the state who are pursuing coursework in early childhood education or seeking degrees at the Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, University of Rhode Island and Roger Williams University.

Click here to reach T.EA.C.H.


The University of Rhode Island

BA in Human Development and Family Studies


Rogers Williams University

Roger Williams University offers an Infant and Toddler Certificate Program


Dani MiskellyRhode Island ECE Workforce Pathway Resources