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About P-5 Cross-Sector Core Competencies Training

May 24, 2016

The P-5 Cross-Sector Core Competencies identify the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for the professionals working with the Prenatal-to-age-5 population.

The ZERO TO THREE Western Office partnered with First 5 LA to develop the Prenatal to Age 5 Workforce Development (P-5 WFD) Project in response to the need for cross-sector coordination of services for the P-5 population. The P-5 WFD Project developed the P-5 Cross-Sector Core Competencies that identify the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for the professionals working with the P-5 population. The cross-sector core competencies hone in on eight core competency domains essential for all professionals in the P-5 field.

These domains are:

  • Early Childhood Development
  • Family-Centered Practice
  • Relationship-Based Practice
  • Health and Development Risk and Protective Factors
  • Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness
  • Leadership to Meet Family Needs and Improve Services and Systems
  • Professional and Ethical Practices
  • Service Planning, Coordination, and Collaboration

The P-5 Cross-Sector Core Competencies Training is designed to bring these competencies directly to professionals serving the P-5 population, in order to enhance capacity for coordinated, collaborative service delivery.

The P-5 Core Competencies Training includes:

  • 8 advanced-level online lessons
  • interaction, reflection, and peer feedback through the discussion forum
  • community-of-practice sessions to help support the implementation of new knowledge, skills, and strategies, and
  • the opportunity to extend learning through optional fieldwork suggested within each lesson.

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Special thanks to:

  • JP Leong, Instructional Design Consultant
  • Eric Vaughn, ZERO TO THREE, Digital Marketing Manager, Development & Communications
  • Nikki Darling-Kuria, ZERO TO THREE, Senior Writer-Training Specialist, Center for Training Services
  • Jenifer Chacon, MSW Candidate USC School of Social Work and Program Associate, ZERO TO THREE, Western Office
  • Elizabeth Salazar, Program Assistant, ZERO TO THREE Western Office
  • Dan Silk, Web Development Consultant
  • 5:00 Films and Media

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