How Do I Access the Core Competency Modules?

In this course series you will learn about the professional competencies found in the Texas Core Competencies for Early Childhood Practitioners and Administrators, developed by the Texas Head Start State Collaboration Office (THSSCO), in collaboration with the Texas Early Learning Council (TELC). The content and structure of the competencies can be thought of as a framework for assessing knowledge and skills, guiding training and professional development opportunities, and monitoring progress. This version of the training was designed for use by early childhood practitioners.



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Follow the steps to access the core competency modules.

  1. From your Dashboard view, scroll down locate the purple “Online Learning and Professional Development” section. Click the button for the “Full Course Catalog

  2. Look for “Texas Core Competencies Practitioner Training (SI)” course and click on “View Courses”. NOTE: The courses may be organized differently for everyone.

  3. Find the NOT YET ENROLLED section and click on the purple drop down arrow to see the course(s).

  4. Click Enroll for the lesson you would like to complete.

  5. Click “Save Changes” to continue to enroll yourself in the course.

  6. Proceed to completing all sections for the course.