Cross-Sector Core Competencies for the Prenatal to Age Five Field
Download crosswalks with sector-specific competencies and other related criteria.
The ZERO TO THREE Cross-Sector Core Competencies for the Prenatal to Age Five Field was developed to promote a more integrated and collaborative approach to the services provided to the prenatal to age 5 (p-5) population. The Cross-Sector Core Competencies aims to shift the focus of the professionals working with p-5 population in the early care and education, early identification and intervention, child welfare/social services, mental health, and physical health sectors by:
- identifying the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for the professionals working with the p-5 population;
- providing a foundation for a consensus of key practice components necessary to work collaboratively with and among p-5 professionals; and
- promoting responsive, comprehensive, and family-centered service delivery to expectant parents, young children, and their families.
The eight Cross-Sector Core Competency domains enhance and do not replace professionals’ existing sector or discipline-specific competencies. They encourage cross-sector coordination and collaboration on behalf of the p-5 population. This document provides a summary of the relationship between the Cross-Sector Core Competencies for the Prenatal to Age Five Field and sector specific competencies.
Visit www.zerotothree.org/p5competencies or contact Senior Director of Programs, Christina Nigrelli, to learn more about the Prenatal to Age Five Workforce Development Project.
The ZERO TO THREE Western Office is piloting the Prenatal to Age 5 (P-5) Cross-Sector Core Competencies Training. The training allows participants to enhance their competencies for collaborating with…
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.
Learn how cross-sector competency-based training supports diverse early childhood professionals in coordinating and collaborating on behalf of young children and their families.