Setting Your Goals
Tips for setting goals and finding training that meets those goals:
- Contact an appropriate trainer to come to your center/agency and address the specific training needs of the entire staff. This is an effective method if a center-wide issue is identified or when taking a new direction with the program. This type of training will help strengthen your team.
- Look for and read journals and professional articles that can provide you with information about topics related to your training goals. There are plenty early childhood and child development journals at every library and online – FREE OF CHARGE.
- Join a professional organization to help access appropriate resources.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Is
an excellent place to begin.
- Identify specific learning/training goals.
- Create a training plan for yourself or your entire center.
- Seek out training that builds upon your strengths and takes you to the next level of understanding.
- Seek out training that provides additional information for your areas of need.
- Call local training organizations to get information about accessing the training that has been identified in training plans for your area.
- Enroll and attend a class at an area community college.
Download: Setting-Your-Goals (PDF)