Occupational Standards describe what a person in a particular occupation needs to know and be able to do to be considered ‘capable’ in the occupation. In general, ‘capable’ means that a person has the level of skills, knowledge and abilities required to do a job effectively, safely and properly.
CCHRSC has developed two sets of Occupational Standards for the ECEC sector:
Occupational Standards for Child Care Administrators (2006): Describe the knowledge, skills, and abilities administrators require in six key areas: child development and care (programs); human resources; financial; facilities and community relations; and governance.
Task Profile Chart for Child Care Administrators: A resource tool accompanying the Occupational Standards for Child Care Administrators that summarizes the knowledge, skills and abilities in an organized chart to hang on the wall.
Please note: The Occupational Standards for Child Care Administrators are currently being updated and a new version will be available through the CCHRSC website in Winter 2013. As the new 2012 standards will replace the 2006 standards, print copies of the original standards are no longer being distributed.
Occupational Standards for Early Childhood Educators (2010): Describe the knowledge, skills and abilities early childhood educators (ECEs) need to do their job effectively.
Task Profile Chart for Early Childhood Educators: A resource tool accompanying the Occupational Standards for ECEs that summarizes the knowledge, skills and abilities in an organized chart to hang on the wall.
Please note: As of November 2012 the CCHRSC will no longer distribute print copies of the Occupational Standards for ECEs as the organization works to wrap up office operations (see the Dissolution Message on our home page for details). To order print copies, please visit the e-Store of the Canadian Child Care Federation at http://www.cccf-fcsge.ca/store/
Occupational Standards are an extremely valuable resource tool that can be used by a variety of ECEC sector stakeholders, from government decision makers and curriculum developers to child care centre administrators and front-line ECEs. We have developed a number of resources that help describe some of their uses:
To order print copies of the checklists, please visit the ECCDC website at http://www.eccdc.org/.
Occupational Language Analysis: Describes necessary language skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking — for ECEs and Child Care Administrators.