Labas writes reflection on CCIDS work creating credentials for technical assistance professionals

Linda Labas, who recently retired as early childhood coordinator for the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS), wrote a reflection on a multi-year collaboration with three state partners that created a set of competencies and a credential for technical assistance (TA) professionals who support Maine’s early childhood workforce. 

The CCIDS, Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network (MRTQ PDN) and Kennebec Valley Community Action Program — Educare Central Maine (KVCAP — ECM) collaborated to develop the the Technical Assistance Competencies for Maine’s Early Childhood Workforce, a new professional pathway to support TA professionals.

Maine is one of only a handful of states that offers this professional pathway to transform the TA professional role from one without any formal or intentional support to a recognized professional role that requires specific knowledge, skills, dispositions and experience in evidence-based technical assistance. 

Read the full post on the CCIDS website.