Fueled by the evidence provided in Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8, and bolstered by the cross-sector support from Power to the Profession, the early childhood field has unveiled powerful guidance that includes revised Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators, a position statement on equity, and a reconceptualized vision for what is developmentally appropriate. The challenge for our field is how to authentically and intentionally infuse these shifts in every aspect of our work. This session will highlight new content, tools, and practices any early childhood educator can use to support each and every child’s full potential within the context of family and community.
About Camille Catlett
Camille Catlett is based at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, where she has worked for the past 25 years on projects and models to prepare early childhood and early childhood special education professionals to work with young children of diverse cultures, languages, and abilities and their families. With colleagues, Camille developed a model for supporting explicit and intentional enhancements in higher education programs that has been or is being replicated in ten states. Camille is a frequent presenter at state, national, and international conferences. She coordinates four national listservs and authors a regular column on implementing evidence-based practices in Young Exceptional Children.