Ohio's Early Childhood System

Core Knowledge & Competencies


Core knowledge and competencies define what all adults who work with young children need to know, understand and be able to do in order to ensure that children have the best possible environments, experiences and relationships in which to grow and learn.


Core Knowledge & Competencies


Core Knowledge and Competencies for Program Administrators


Ohio's Afterschool Core Knowledge & Competencies


Ohio's Core Knowledge & Competencies for Early Childhood Mental Health Professionals


Ohio's Core Knowledge & Competencies Field Guide: Guiding Young Children's Behavior by Supporting Social and Emotional Development


Administrator CKC Self-Assessment



Having clearly defined core knowledge and competencies has many benefits: