Micro-credentials for early childhood specialists and teachers are now available on CLI Engage! Demonstrate your skills and abilities, known as competencies, to start earning micro-credentials on CLI Engage that lead towards Texas Early Childhood Credentials.
The micro-credentials are part of a Texas Early Childhood Professional Competency-Based Recognition Pathway that includes competencies that all professionals need to demonstrate to serve the early childhood professionals and children they support effectively. Each micro-credential is comprised of badges that are linked to specific, demonstrable skills aligned to the competency areas. Badges are earned by following a clearly defined assignment based on a set of cohesive skills.
Our pathway supports:
There are six categories of competency in our Core Competencies for Coaches. Each competency area aligns to a micro-credential on CLI Engage:
There are six categories of competency in this Core Competencies for Trainers. Each competency areas aligns to a micro-credential on CLI Engage:
Support your professional development in core training competencies and continue in your career as an early childhood trainer by completing the Trainer Micro-Credentials. In addition to this program, consider applying to become a Registered Trainer on the Texas Trainer Registry, a statewide system that approves early childhood trainers and their trainings. Part of the Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System, learn more about the Texas Trainer Registry on TECPDS.
The early childhood educator micro-credentials are in development and piloting now with teachers! Currently, we expect to have 9 micro-credentials when the pathway is complete, for infant, toddler, and prekindergarten teachers. Each micro-credential is aligned to the Texas Core Competencies for Early Childhood Practitioners and Administrators: