Professional Learning Curriculum Approval
The Professional Development Department at DIEEC designs, delivers and evaluates training based on adult learning theories, research, and models. The DIEEC provides the Quality Assured PD infrastructure; and works with agencies and instructors to approve and support the development and delivery of Quality Assured Professional Development.
Since curriculum used in child care is approved by alignment with the Early Learning Foundations, and Delaware Professional Competencies, along with other essential criteria, the commitment is also that professional development is similarly aligned. Please note that all elements and fields of the curriculum workshop approval forms are required.
To deliver Quality Assured Professional Development to Delaware’s Early Care and Education workforce, there is a two-step process for three years of approval.
The first step is to get the entrpreneur/for-profit or sponsoring organization registered. The next step is to get the workshop curriculum approved. Once the entrepreneur/ organization has been accepted, the “curriculum only” may be submitted for future curriculum submissions
Are you applying as an Entrepreneur?
If you need to engage in this two-step process as an entrepreneur - an individual or organization that is not classified as a nonprofit and/or makes a profit from the training offered - select:
Are you applying as a Sponsoring Organization?
If you need to engage in this two-step process as a sponsoring organization – an individual or organization that is a non-profit or state agency that is providing fee subsidized or free training to the workforce - select:
Curriculum Approval Only
If you have already been quality assured as an entrepreneur - an individual or organization that is not classified as a nonprofit and/ or makes a profit from the training offered - select:
If you have already been quality assured as a sponsoring organization - an individual or organization that is a non-profit or state agency that is providing fee subsidized or free training to the workforce - select:
Return completed form to:
DIEEC Professional Development
ATTN: Veronica Commodore
111 Alison Hall West
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
Your curriculum will be reviewed by DIEEC using the Professional Learning Curriculum Approval Rubric (PDF File).
You will be contacted with questions or feedback, and approval takes approximately 30 days.
After your workshop is approved, you will receive a Professional Learning Experience Memorandum of Understanding (PDF File) and the training will be listed on the DIEEC training calendar. We ask that all training be listed 30 days in advance. Entrepreneurs will be assessed each time it is listed on the site.
Please complete this Professional Learning Experience Details (PDF File) form and submit to list your workshop on the DIEEC registry.
View Registry Details (PDF File) for an overview of the steps to getting your workshop on the DIEEC registry.
At this time, the DIEEC does not quality assure online workshops from outside organizations without a plan to link it to our registry and run through our PD system. If you are interested in having an online workshop approved for QA hours, a plan must be made. Working to have your online training on the DEPDNow platform is also negotiable.