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for more information regarding the recent credential scoring logic calculations that have been implemented in the system.**
****Our current turnaround time for the Early Childhood Professional Credential is three weeks****
*The PDIS Help Desk will close at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, December 18th for a staff meeting. We will return calls and emails as soon as possible on Wednesday, December 19th*
School-Age Professionals: Licensing rules require two courses for program leaders in school-age child care programs.
Course requirements vary depending on how often a school-age program uses a public or private playground. For more information, click
A new series of briefs describe Colorado's workforce accomplishments during the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Fund grant period. Access the briefs
Based on recommendations from the EC Professional Credential Appeals & Evaluation Committee and approval by the EC Professional Development Advisory, new credentials and licenses are being added to the Qualifying Credentials, Certificates and Endorsements portion of the Early Childhood Professional Credential. They are the Aim4Excellence National Director Credential, Certified Nursing Aide,
National Child Passenger Safety Certification, and the following state-issued educator license endorsement areas: Special Education Specialist Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Special Education Specialist Visually Impaired, Special Education Director and Gifted/Talented Specialist Prek-12.
For a full list of all qualifying
credentials, certificates and endorsements and the required documentation for each, click
The Early Childhood Leadership Commission has just endorsed
Colorado's Early Childhood Workforce 2020 Plan
. The plan provides an ambitious
to ensuring a comprehensive professional development system that promotes a high-quality, effective, and diverse early childhood workforce for Colorado.
A new website just went live for Colorado's Early Learning and Development Guidelines. The Guidelines provide practical tips and points of reference that anyone can use to help kids grow. Find the new site
One way to earn points toward the Early Childhood Professional Credential is by participating in at least 8 hours of coaching as part of a training or college course. Beginning July 1, 2017, the coaching must be provided by a credentialed coach. Information about the Colorado Coaching Credential can be found on the
Colorado Coaching Consortium
website. Resources for the Early Childhood Professional Credential, including the Coaching Verification Letter, can be found
We are excited to launch the Demonstrated Competencies scoring component of the Early Childhood Professional Credential 2.0! Individuals can earn points toward their credential for a qualifying score on an approved observation tool. Read more about it
Department of Education and the Colorado School Safety Resource Center (CSSRC) are providing free School Emergency Management (SEM) training for early care and education programs. Read more about this
Based on recommendations from the EC Professional Credential Appeals & Evaluation Committee and approval by the EC Professional Development Advisory, five new credentials and licenses are being added to the Qualifying Credentials, Certificates and Endorsements portion of the Early Childhood Professional Credential. They are the Strengths-Based Family Workers/Family Development Credential,
Pathology Assistant, CLASS Affiliate Trainer, CDA PD Specialist, and a
Principal License. For a full list of all qualifying credentials, certificates and endorsements and the required documentation for each, click
Based on recommendations from the EC Professional Credential Appeals & Evaluation Committee and approval by the EC Professional Development Advisory, a change is being made to the Formal Education scoring component of the EC Professional Credential. As of
2016, points for Area of Study can now be earned regardless of the date the degree was completed. If your transcripts with a qualifying Area of Study were previously submitted and reviewed based on the time limited scoring, they must be resubmitted in order for the system to award these additional points. Please resubmit your official transcripts documenting a degree with a qualifying Area of Study or contact the PDIS Help Desk for our help with this process. This change in credential scoring will not impact any Colorado Shines ratings that have occurred to date. For questions related to credential scoring, please call the PDIS Help Desk
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) and for questions related to QRIS scoring, please call the QRIS Help Desk
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The PDIS has a new look! The new user interface has an improved layout that will deliver PDIS functions more intuitively and quickly. One of the major changes is the placement of the new log-in button. It is a blue-green button located at the top left portion of your screen. You will also notice a customizable dashboard that will allow you to organize and monitor your professional development more
and a reorganized course catalog with color coding and filtering for easier navigation.
We are excited to announce that we have some new courses for you! Check out the Child Care and Preschool Immunization Course, the Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma Course, and the Training Design Course, along with all the other courses currently in the