Embedding Equity Into the Child Development Associate Credential - A Partnership Between the CEP and the Council for Professional Recognition. Embedding Equity Into the Child Development Associate Credential - A Partnership Between the CEP and the Council for Professional Recognition. The CEP proposes a new project that will make systemic and wide scale impact on the issue of embedding equity into the early care and education professional development system. In partnership with the Council for Professional Recognition, the CEP proposes to systematically review the CDA system and develop a strategic plan to embed equity across all professional requirements. The strategic plan will include (but not be limited to): 1. Adding equity as a key content area of the required 120 clock hours of training. 2. Creating research-based modules on equity to 1) share with training agencies and 2) offer directly to CDA applicants and those renewing their credential. 3. Ensuring that family survey requirements for providers are reflective of the diversity of families served in the community. 4. Ensuring that applicants required personal philosophy addresses the applicants philosophy on equity and demonstrates a strengths based lens of all families, including racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse families. 5. Ensure that the CDA portfolio requirement reflects a tangible understanding of equity and bias, and incorporates it meaningfully. 6. Ensuring that all professional reflection and coaching explicitly incorporate questions associated with systemic racism, equity, and bias as they manifest in early care and learning settings. This particular project will result in a strategic plan that outlines each of these changes, in addition to an equity module that would be considered a new requirement for the credential. The Council will contribute funds to this effort to pilot and then fully implement the changes outlined in the strategic plan.
|Effective start/end date||12/15/20 → 12/15/21|
- Trust for Learning (TFL): $50,000.00
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