Credit for Prior Learning

Published on: July 25, 2012

Filled Under: Early Childhood Youth Dev Program, Resources, What's Hot

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If you’ve been a child care provider for quite some time and are in need (or desire) of more education, you might be interested in Credit for Prior Learning. Going back to school doesn’t necessarily have to be all traditional (on-campus) courses or even on-line courses.

Credit for Prior Learning takes a look at previous experience. All experience goes through a Prior Learning Assessment, which is described as “the evaluation and assessment of learning gained outside of a traditional academic environment for college credit, certification, or advanced standing toward further education or training.” Experience could mean anything from participating in community service to serving in the military.

Sally Everson is a star example of this process at Dakota County Technical College. Read more about her and this process in this article—> Credit for Prior Learning to the Rescue

  • If you are a licensed family child care provider, you might have seen an article in the Spring 2012 Megaphone newsletter. Not a registered member? Visit the Minnesota Licensed Family Child Care Association for more info!
  • If you are a member of MnAEYC-MnSACA, you may have seen an article published in the Summer 2012 newsletter. Not a member? Visit MnAEYC-MnSACA for more info!

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