Core Competencies for the Prenatal Through Age Three Workforce

In the United States, cross-sector core competencies for the prenatal through 3-year-old field are currently being broadened to encompass competencies needed for working with children 3-5 years old. The charge of this report was to: 

  1. Identify core competencies needed by the P-3 workforce in Los Angeles County;
  2. Develop training approaches to support development of these competencies; and
  3. Create and field test strategies in selected Los Angeles communities for integrating the core competencies in professional development systems and developing strategies to sustain their use.

This report captures core competencies agreed upon by the workgroup tasked with this report, as well as recommendations regarding the prenatal through three-year-old workforce.