Pathways to Development
Alabama Pathways is a central resource to help those serving Alabama’s children and families meet career development goals by providing services and unique benefits, including:
Core Knowledge Areas & Job Competencies – ensure that early care and education professionals, policymakers and advocates are familiar with the foundational core knowledge and skills of those who care for young children and families
Professional Development Lattice – recruit, support and retain professionals by identifying pathways for career advancement and movement between positions for early care and education and school-age care professionals
Recognition Levels and Credentialing – direct professionals to agencies and organizations that provide training and education and award credentials, enabling professionals to obtain meaningful credentials, degrees and support for increased compensation
Education and Training Resources – coordinate, improve and increase access to education and training required for continued work or advancement in the field, both online and through agencies, organizations and educational institutions that provide professional development opportunities
Financial Assistance & Scholarship Opportunities – identify potential sources for financial assistance to obtain training and education in early childhood and school-age care.