Preschool Professional Development and Certification

Published: 10/3/2016 7:48 AM

Information and professional development opportunities for preschool teachers and administrators. Please contact your Regional Training Center for training opportunities.​​

The Education Professional Standards Board was established as part of the 1990 Kentucky Education Reform Act to oversee the education profession. EPSB is the standards and accreditation agency for Kentucky teachers and administrators and for programs of education at Kentucky colleges and universities.
The Teacher Standards for Preparation and Certification: Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) Birth to Primary reflect performances expected of educators within a variety of environments, including classrooms, childcare settings, the children's homes, hospitals, or any other natural environments.  Within these environments, instruction will include individual child activities, parent-child activities, and instruction in small and large groups.
The Kentucky Teacher Internship Program (KTIP) is designed to provide assistance to new teachers. Its main goal is to help new teachers experience a successful first year in the classroom.
Traineeship Program funds are available to help defray part of the tuition costs at state institutions.  IECE Traineeships are available for teachers and administrators pursuing an initial IECE certificate while working with children with disabilities in the state-funded preschool or Head Start program. 
Scholarships for teacher's aides are available through KIDS NOW.

Annie Rooney-French
Office of Teaching and Learning
Division of Program Standards
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-7056
Fax (502) 564-6470