Professional Development Specialists develop and facilitate training throughout Montana. To learn more, review the PDS Framework. The first step is to be current on The Practitioner Registry at a Level 4 or higher. All ECP approved events must identify a PDS or Specialty Trainer as part of the application process.
The Professional Development Specialist Framework references two trainings that all PDS must take. Part 1: Foundations for Trainers and Part 2: Training Strategies are available, online, through Childcaretraining.org. Adult Learning; Bringing it All Together, is a face-to-face, 6 hour training that will be offered annually, in the spring in Bozeman. Because of Covid 19, Adult Learning will have a different format for 2021. Please contact the Early Childhood Project for more information.