Core competencies set goals and standards for training, education and professional development to ensure quality. Out-of-school time core competencies define the expected applicable day-to-day knowledge and care for providers at all levels, including volunteers, and in all settings. Core competencies vary from state to state, but they all detail the skills, knowledge, ethics and practice to support child and youth development and families. At the same time, competencies empower practitioners to better understand their practice and further their professional development.
In Pennsylvania, a leading body on core competencies and professional development for early childhood and school-age (up to 12 years) practitioners is The Pennsylvania Key, sponsored by the Department of Human Service’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning.
Migrant Education Summer Instructor
Deadline: May 31, 2019
Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, various locations in Pennsylvania
Summer Camp Staff
YWCA Lancaster, Millersville and Lancaster, Pa.
Literacy Center Supervisor
Boys & Girls Club Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.
Afterschool Group Leader
Sunrise of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.
Chief Executive Officer
YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.