The Planning Matrix for Early Childhood Professional Development

Author(s) or Presenter(s): NPDCI
Publication Date: March, 2012

The Planning Matrix for Early Childhood Professional Development. National Professional Development Center on Inclusion, (2011). Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina, FPG Child Development Institute.

The Matrix is used as part of a state-wide planning process to gather information from representatives of key early childhood agencies and initiatives about their agencies’ professional development efforts. The information collected includes the target audience of each agency’s professional development, the content delivered, professional development approaches used, who the professional development providers are, and the supports they receive in their professional development role. The information provides agencies with an understanding of each other’s statewide professional development efforts and identifies areas for collaboration and for making changes. The Matrix is available in hard copy or as an online survey.