This course focuses on the standards set by the NAEYC for teacher preparation and how these standards are reflected in the workplace.  Students will develop a resume and create an electronic Professional Portfolio that can be used for interview purposes. The Standards Portfolio will include competency statements with supportive artifacts using the NAEYC Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation for Associate Degree Programs. Emphasis will be placed on the role of ongoing professional development activities with special attention to current trends in the field of Early Childhood Education in NH such as Early Learning Guidelines and ECE Professional Development System. Students will observe in an approved early childhood setting for least 10 hours outside of class time.  (Prerequisites: at least 6 credits in ECE or POI)