Knowledge and Competency Framework (KCF)
Minnesota’s Knowledge and Competency Framework (KCF) was released in December of 2014. This KCF describes what people who work with young children need to know and be able to do. There is a version for those working with preschool-age children in center and school programs, those working with infants and toddlers, and family child care providers. Each version adds skills that reflect what’s needed for the area of specialization.
Users have been getting to know the document and identifying ways it can help advance the early childhood profession. The most common request for accompanying material is examples of what some of the most important competencies look like in practice.
That’s where you come in. You’re invited to contribute to the creation of the tool. We want people from all program types and at all levels to help identify examples of best practice and what it looks like to be competent. Share your expertise and reflect on the important work that you do every day.
Trainers, coaches, mentors and supervisors will use the examples in classes and in discussion of best practice.
Minnesota’s Knowledge and Competency Framework for Early Childhood Professionals are on MDE’s website (http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/early/know/).
Lunch will be provided for those who are staying for the ECFE Networking meeting from 12:30PM – 2:30PM. Please register accordingly.