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GOECD Releases Report on Competency-Based Infant-Toddler Curriculum and Credentialing Project

Published: June 10, 2022

The Illinois Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development (GOECD) has released a report on the state's work to create a competency-based curriculum and credentialing process for infant-toddler educators.

The curriculum is designed to increase access by providing additional avenues for the infant-toddler workforce to achieve credential(s) and degrees. For example, the individualization of competencies into discrete modules is aimed at making the process more flexible for adult learners, as they can move through at a pace that recognizes prior experience and existing knowledge. 

GOECD developed the report (below) in partnership with the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) and the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (INCCRRA).