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Professional Development Booklet

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Professional Development Booklet

 

This book is valid until June 30, 2015

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD SYSTEM

The Professional Development Award System is a voluntary statewide professional development program for early childhood educators in a child care setting.  The goal of this award is to increase the quality of child care by caregivers receiving ongoing education and training.  

Eligible caregivers completing the requirements, and who maintain a minimum of ten hours of approved training per year, will receive a yearly cash bonus.  Caregivers who choose to get a Level 4 or higher will get a substantial increase in award amount.

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for participation in the Professional Development Award System you must meet the following requirements:

1.   Currently and continuously employed for at least 12 months and 20 hours per week with one or more unrelated children ages 0-12 in an eligible program.  An eligible program is defined as a Utah state licensed child care program that provides child care, in lieu of parental care, to support working parents. The child care program must be open full day (6+ hours), full week (5 days) and year round (12 months).

2.   Employment must be in one of the following positions:

            a.  A licensed family child care provider who cares for at least one unrelated child.

            b.  A licensed family group second caregiver.

            c.  A licensed child care center teacher, caregiver, director, or owner.

 

3.  Must complete 10 hours of approved annual training

Professional Development Award System at a Glance

 

Career Ladder Level

Levels 1-3

Basic

Level 4

Demonstrated

Competency

Level 5

Level 6

Level 7

Level 8

Level 9

AA

Level 10

BA

$95

$380

$475

$570

$665

$760

$855

$950

 Number of Awards

1st

award

2nd

award

3rd

award

4th

award

5th

award

6th

award

7th

award

8th

award

9th

award

10+ awards

$150

$168

$215

$263

$380

$475

$570

$665

$760

$855

 Career Ladder Level + Number of Professional Development Awards =

                       $ Your Annual Professional Development Award                            

Money amounts are subject to change each year.

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