Structures and Resources for Developing State and Local Cross-Sector Professional Development Partnerships

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It takes a village to prepare and support the early childhood workforce if we are to meet our goal of increasing high quality inclusion options for young children with disabilities (0-5).  However, too often professional development at state and local levels is provided in siloes that are sector specific.  This session provides resources and examples that illustrate innovative strategies and structures for promoting and delivering cross-sector professional development.  The partnership examples include those among and between Head Start/Early Head Start, State and Local Education Agencies, child care, pre-k, preschool disabilities, and Institutions of Higher Education.






Systems and Policies

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Birth to 5

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Local Administrators
State Administrators

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Teaming and Collaboration