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Preschool Teacher and Students

Supporting Providers

Professional development is a continuum of learning and support activities designed to prepare individuals for work with and on behalf of young children and their families, as well as ongoing experiences to enhance this work. These opportunities lead to improvements in the knowledge, skills, practices, and dispositions of early childhood professionals. NWCCRR's professional development is aligned to the Center for Early Childhood Professional Development (CECPD) requirements and grounded in research and delivered in innovative ways by our staff.

Practice-Based Coaching (PBC) is a professional development strategy that uses a recurrent process. This process supports providers' use of effective teaching practices that lead to positive outcomes for children. PBC occurs in the context of collaborative partnerships.


We utilize the Early Learning Guidelines. The Oklahoma Early Learning Guidelines Ages Three through Five are intended to provide guidance to teachers with regard to what children should know and be able to do in order to experience school success. The Early Learning Guidelines provide examples of activities and can be used to develop the curriculum. We also support providers utilizing the Pyramid Model which is a conceptual framework of evidence-based practices for promoting young children's healthy social and emotional development.

Provider Resources

CECPD: Center for Early Childhood Professional Development

Northern Oklahoma College
Jayme Orgain,

Redlands Community College
Karen Huett,

Kim Quinn


Oklahoma Shared Services
thru Oklahoma Childcare Resource & Referral Association, Inc.

The Oklahoma Right Start Infant Toddler Project helps improve the quality of child care programs by building a strong relationship-based foundation of care for infants and toddlers. We want our providers to thrive and feel confident in their daily tasks in the classroom to enhance the quality of care the infants and toddlers receive. We will strive to model positive behavior and support providers through resources, trainings and technical assistance.

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