The Oregon Registry Program has tackled this very need.
The Registry has sorted all the skills needed for early childhood care and education into Core Knowledge Categories so we as professionals can organize what we know and what we do.
The Categories are:
- Families & Community Systems
- Health, Safety & Nutrition
- Human Growth & Development
- Learning Environment & Curriculum
- Observation & Assessment
- Personal, Professional & Leadership Development
- Program Management
- Special Needs
These Core Knowledge Categories may be used to develop a Core Body of Knowledge. This will help you move forward in your professional development by identifying gaps in your expertise and finding training and education to effectively fill them. You may also use this to determine what Step you have achieved on the Oregon Registry.
Applying for the Oregon Registry is the final piece. Finding your Step on the Registry will give you a chance to demonstrate to people that you are actively working on your professional development, and therefore the quality of your work. Certainly parents will appreciate this, and children will benefit. By organizing all your various trainings and education into a comprehensive and understandable statement of your professional standing you will benefit as well, whatever your goals!
§ Attracting great parents to your program
§ Becoming a Certified Family Child Care Home
§ Marketing yourself to a potential employer
§ Pursuing higher education
In Jackson and Josephine Counties, for more information contact:
Patty Carty at Child Care Resource Network
541-842-2590 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Oregon Registry is a program of the Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education,
Portland State University-OCCD, PO Box 751, Portland, OR 97207-0751, 1-877-725-8535, www.centerline.pdx.edu, email@example.com