Levels
Purpose
Hours
Tracking
Credit
Available
Content Quality Assurance Instructor
Qualifications
Training
Methods
Delivery Quality Assurance
Development Content Alignment Learning Objectives Delivery Assessment
(Rigor)
Level 1:
Community-Based
1. Annual hours
2. Qualifications*
*Refer to Delacare Rules established by the Office of Child Care Licensing
Level 2:
Quality Assured
Training
1. Annual hours
2. Qualifications*
Min. 1 hr.
Automatic
Registry Tracking
Not
Applicable
  1. Institute
    Approval
  2. High quality content
  1. Early Learning
    Foundations or
    K-12 Standards
  2. ECE or SA
    Competencies
  1. Min. of 2 learning objectives; 2 ECE or SA Competencies; 2 ELF stds.
  2. Content basic level, developing competency
  1. Certified Basic Instructor
  2. Specialty Instructor
  1. Support learning, build self-esteem and confidence in responding to children appropriately
  2. Instructor led & participant engagement
  1. Institute or delivering organization responsible for monitoring
  2. High quality delivery
 Optional
Level 3:
Quality Assured Training Series
1. Annual hours
2. Qualifications
6 or more hrs;
multiple sessions and dates
Automatic Registry Tracking
Some may be credit bearing; not required
  1. Institute Approval
  2. High quality,
    substantive content
  1. Early Learning Foundations or K-12 Standards
  2. ECE or SA Competencies
  1. Min. of 3 learning objectives; 2 ECE or SA Competencies; 2 ELF stds.
  2. Content expands knowledge, application and refines skills
  1. Certified Intermediate Instructor
  2. Specialty Instructor
  1. Support focus learning on understanding concepts, how children develop and learn, and application of concepts
  2. Instructor led & participant engagement
  1. Institute or delivering organization responsible for monitoring
  2. High quality delivery
Required:

  1. Assignments
  2. Reflective practice
Level 4:
Professional Development Certificates
1. Annual hours
2. Qualifications
3. Endorsements
Min. 45 hrs
Tracking
with submission of transcript to Registry
Potential for formalized credit mechanism
  1. Developed by
    Institute or approved training organization
  2. High quality, substantive content
  1. Early Learning Foundations or K-12 Standards
  2. ECE or SA Competencies
  1. Min. of 3 learning objectives; 2 ECE or SA Competencies; 2 ELF stds.
  2. Content thorough knowledge, understanding of Developmentally Appropriate Practice
  1. Certified Master Instructor
  1. Open- ended in format to allow for group and individual processing of information
  2. Instructor led & participant engagement
  1. Institute or delivering organization responsible for monitoring
  2. High quality delivery
Required:

  1. Assessment
  2. Assignments
  3. Reflective practice
Level 5:
College
Courses
1. Annual hours
2. Qualifications
Determined by each college or university

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