P-5 Competencies Training

The ZERO TO THREE Competencies for Prenatal to Age 5 (P-5) training is designed to help move the field toward a cross-sector approach to service delivery.

For too long the early childhood service delivery system has operated in discipline- and sector-specific silos. This arrangement allows for specialization but functions as if the needs of expectant parents, young children, and their families are separable and one-dimensional. Research, clinical experience, and families themselves tell us otherwise. To be most effective, the early childhood system needs to be coordinated, collaborative, and comprehensive. This emerging model is best able to match the complex, interrelated needs and goals that the P-5 population brings to the doors of its service providers.

The training:

  • builds shared knowledge, skills, and attitudes across the service sectors working with the P-5 population;
  • strengthens relationships among and between professionals;
  • shifts participants’ focus from discipline- and sector-specific to cross-sector and collaborative;

    The Prenatal to Age 5 Cross-Sector Core Competencies project is funded by First5LA.

  • articulates shared common core competencies needed to effectively serve the P-5 population; and
  • provides clear examples and practical strategies for advocacy and leadership to improve the early childhood service system.

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