ZERO TO THREE Western Office Develops Prenatal to Three Workforce Core Competencies for Los Angeles County
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A cross-sector workgroup comprised of leaders, community partners, and family representatives in Los Angeles County released "Core Competencies for the Prenatal Through Age Three Workforce" (Competencies) in January 2013. The Competencies identify the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed by professionals across the early care and education, early intervention, social service/child welfare, physical health, and mental health service sectors who are working with expectant parents, infants, toddlers, and their families. They are not meant to replace existing discipline-specific competencies, but emphasize the foundational and basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are essential across the five work sectors. The Competencies provide a common language and a foundation to support cross-sector collaboration and professional development.