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Top Story / Paraprofessionals and Specialists Working with Children

Coordinating services can seem like an overwhelming task for the early care and education providers, specialists, and families who support children with special needs. To learn more about how those who care for children with special needs in many capacities can collaborate to support their early development, PDI interviewed two experts in the field…

Career Profile / Service Coordinator: Leticia Cardenas-Simmons

Service coordinators provide assistance in finding and obtaining vital resources for those who need support in living a healthy, active life—including children. Many work with families to access services that support the healthy physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of children with special needs…

Voices from the Field / Denise Burgess and Talisa McGraw

Denise Burgess
Family Child Care Provider

Talisa McGraw
Teacher Assistant
ABC Echo Park

Tools for Action / Early Childhood Career Assessment – The Decision Survey

Career self-assessment is a vital part of engaging in career planning and professional development with intentionality—making informed decisions instead of wandering aimlessly through your career without goals. The process of gathering information about oneself should be the first step in making an informed career decision…

What’s New / Keeping current

The latest news from PDI!