Minnesota Early Childhood Core Compentencies
For Early Childhood Education and Care Practitioners who work with children birth through age eight and their families.
The core competencies are designed to serve as a guide for improving your work with children
and families. The competencies are worded so they can be measured or demonstrated. You may
also find the core competencies contain new ideas or provide a new way of reflecting on your
teaching. This publication is designed to be a practical and living document, and we hope you
will enjoy using it. We also hope you will contribute to the ongoing refinement of core
competencies for early education and care practitioners in our state. In this way you will be
ultimately contributing to the healthy growth and development of infants, toddlers, and young
children throughout Minnesota.
Download the full brochure here.
If you would like the hardcopy version of the Core Competencies, contact the Minnesota Department of Human Services at 651.431.3864.