Early Childhood Career Pathways Support Infants And Toddlers In New Mexico
Jun 25, 2009
New Mexico is currently revising its professional development system for early childhood professionals. Among major changes, the state is expanding its early childhood career lattice from one career degree pathway (early childhood teacher) to three career pathways (early childhood teacher, early childhood program administrator, and family, infant toddler professional). There are two key changes to improve preparation for working with babies and toddlers:
- A special focus on infants and toddlers for teachers - The career pathway for early childhood teachers will have two distinct concentrations: children from birth through age four and children from age three through grade three.
- A separate pathway for family, infant toddler (FIT) professionals - In addition, the new career lattice will offer a separate degree pathway for home visitors, early interventionists, and other professionals serving infants and toddlers.
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