Available to all TECPDS users, early childhood professionals can enter information about their education, training, and work experience to learn their career pathway level using this tool. After entering information, professionals will be able to print out a custom report that shows their self-reported career pathway level and offers resources to support continued advancement in the early childhood profession.
There are two options in the Find My Career Pathway tool:
Professionals can advance levels on the career pathway by gaining more professional experience, or obtaining additional education credentials, such as a child development associate (CDA) degree, bachelor’s degree, or beyond. Professionals can use their career pathway level to guide their professional development and growth in the future, as well as marketing themselves to employers and parents.
Login to your TECPDS account to get started. Both options (above) allow you to enter and save information for your career pathway report, as well as save information into your TECPDS account. If you’ve entered any information into your TECPDS account already, that information will appear in the Find My Career Pathway tool.