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.
The ZERO TO THREE Competencies for Prenatal to Age 5 Professionals Training (P-5 Competencies) identify the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for the professionals working with the prenatal-to-…