Center for Early Learning Professionals

Center for Early Learning Professionals

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.

  • 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)

The Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) form helps early learning educators create IPDPs for their professional growth and improvement. IPDPs include specific, concrete professional development goals based on an educator’s own self-reflection of her current knowledge and competencies in the six domains of Rhode Island’s Workforce Knowledge and Competency Frameworks (WKCs) for early learning educators. Click here to learn more about the WKCs.

Select below the Word or PDF version of the form that is appropriate for your current position. Once you open the form, be sure to follow the instructions on page 1. You can complete the form electronically and save the IPDP to your computer. Or, if you prefer, you can print the form and complete it by hand. Be sure to use one set of goal sheets for each goal in your IPDP, and print additional goal sheets if you need them. All PDFs require the free Adobe Reader.

Rhode Island ha desarrollado un formulario para ayudar a los educadores de guarderías familiares crear planes individuales de desarrollo profesional (IPDP, por sus siglas en inglés) para su crecimiento y mejoramiento.

Además de proporcionar un formulario de plan de desarrollo profesional alineado con los Conocimientos y Competencias de la fuerza laboral de Rhode Island para los educadores de guarderías familiares, el estado ha creado formularios de (IPDP, por sus siglas en inglés) que están alineados con (1) los Conocimientos y Competencias de la fuerza laboral de Rhode Island (WKC, por sus siglas en ingles) para los maestros de educación temprana, Intervencionistas temprana, educadores especiales de educación temprana, y (2) Conocimientos y Competencias de la fuerza laboral de Rhode Island (WKC, por sus siglas en ingles) para asistentes de maestros. Presione CLIC aquí para esos documentos en inglés.

RI ECE Credential and Degree Programs

  • 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.E.A.C.H.

Other Resources