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Colorado Dept of Education Early Childhood Professional Development

Early Childhood Clearinghouse Site

Colorado Professional Credentials

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Legislation passed in 2000 established the Colorado
Early Childhood Professional Credential.
The legislation created a voluntary tiered system of credentials that recognizes increased knowledge and experience for those who care
for and educate our youngest children. The early childhood
field was actively involved in the creation of the credential system and has enthusiastically embraced it. In 2005, legislation moved the professional credentials from a pilot project to statewide availability. Credentials ensure that all professionals caring for and educating young children have the same core early childhood knowledge regardless of setting - family child care, child care centers, public schools. The Credentials help create a system of education and training that promote the optimal development and education of young children. An Infant/ Toddler Endorsement on the Early Childhood Credential, a School Age/Youth Development Credential, and a Social/Emotional Credential are also offered. For more information, contact Sondra Ranum at 303-866-3903 or by email.

More Information

Early Childhood Professional Development Team at the Colorado Department of Education
(303) 866-6239
201 East Colfax Suite 106 Denver, CO 80203
Fax:  (303) 866-6370
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