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October 2013

Career Ladder Participation

2013 Calendar Year (as of October 31, 2013):
  • 151 new members in October (1465 new members since January 2013)
  • 349 returning members in October (3083 returning members since January 2013)
As of October 31, 2013:
  • 5728 current members (includes 24 pending, but complete, applications that have not yet been processed/placed on the Career Ladder)


Current Members by Level:

Levels 1-3 (including the Pre-Level) are the non-degreed levels of the ladder. However, some members placing at these levels hold an AA degree or higher in another field but have less than 30 ECE credits (or other qualifying criteria*) needed to place at a degreed level of the ladder (Levels 4-7).  The number of members at each level of the ladder with a Non-ECE degree is included in the following table.

 

*Other qualifying criteria is defined as 30 or more ECE credits, an ECE endorsement issued by the Department of Education or a Montessori diploma earned through an accredited program combined with a formal AA degree or higher.
 
Career Ladder LevelNumber Within Each LevelPercentage of Total Membership Members at Level with a Non-ECE Degree
Review/In Process - Level TBD240.42%           4
     
Certificate of Participation/Pre-Level*85414.91% 52
  Total percentage of members with less than 1000 hours of direct service (regardless of education and training)15% 
Level 1.1145325.37% 0
Level 1.21382.41% 30
Level 1.3116020.25% 241
Level 2.180614.07% 182
Level 2.22925.1% 89
Level 3.1841.47% 20
Level 3.22614.56% 15
  Total percentage of members WITHOUT an ECE degree or other qualifying criteria to place at degreed level (Level 1- Level 3):73% 
Level 4.1200.35% 4
Level 4.21743.04% 26
Level 5.1320.56% 6
Level 5.23005.24% 97
Level 6.160.10% 3
Level 6.21091.9% 61
Level 7.110.02% 1
Level 7.2140.24% 7
  Total percentage of members WITH an ECE degree or Non-ECE degree with other qualifying criteria
(Level 4 - Level 7):
12% 
*Individuals placed at this level have applied for Career Ladder placement and are active members, but have not yet accumulated the 1000 hours of direct experience in the field of ECE necessary to place at a level.
 

A Closer Look at Career Ladder Levels:

  • 23% of all active members have an AA degree or higher (in any field of study).
    Of this percentage:
    35% have a degree in ECE
    65% have a Non-ECE degree
  • Of the 65% of members with a Non-ECE degree:
    76% place at Levels 1 - 3 (including Certificate of Participation/Pre-Level)
    24% place at Levels 4 - 7 
  • 13% of all members placing at Levels 1 - 3 (including Certificate of Participation/Pre-Level) have a Non-ECE degree but less than 30 ECE credits (or other qualifying criteria) needed to place at the degreed levels of the ladder (Levels 4 - 7)   
  • 69% of all members placing at Levels 4 - 7 have a degree in ECE. 31% have a Non-ECE degree with other qualifying criteria.
  • 22% of all members without a degree have completed 1 or more ECE college credits (17% of all members). 30% have completed 20 ECE credits or more.
  • 61% of all members have not completed any ECE college credits.
  

Career Ladder Level Increases:

20% of returning members experienced a Career Ladder Level increase in October. Of this percentage:

  • 2 members increased their Career Ladder levels due to the completion of a formal degree in ECE and or other qualifying criteria.
  • 33 members increased their Career Ladder levels by accumulating the 1000 hours of direct service needed to place on the ladder.
  • 10 members increased their Career Ladder level within the same level (i.e., Level 1.1 to 1.2, 4.1 to 4.2, etc.)
  • 20 members increased their Career Ladder levels from Level 1 to Level 2.
  • 1 member increased his/her Career Ladder level from Level 1 to Level 3.
  • 2 members increased their Career Ladder levels from Level 2 to Level 3.

Current Members by Job Type/Classification:

Job Type/ClassificationNumber Within Each TypePercentage of Total
Direct Service
(Director, Lead/Asst. Teacher,
Family Home Care Provider, etc.)
547996%
Indirect Service
(Early Childhood Trainer, Program Administrator, Higher Education Faculty, etc.)
1102%
Other
(Unemployed, Student, Not Working in ECE, etc.)
1392%
 

Current Members by County:

CountyNumber of MembersPercentage of Total
Carson City1172.04%
Churchill460.8%
Clark378366.04%
Douglas921.61%
Elko981.71%
Esmeralda00%
Eureka10.02%
Humboldt280.49%
Lander100.17%
Lincoln10%
Lyon741.29%
Mineral00%
Nye390.68%
Pershing30.05%
Storey20.03%
Washoe134223.43%
White Pine370.65%
Out of State550.96%
 

Training Approval System

Training Statistics:

2013 Calendar Year (as of October 31, 2013):
  • 399 trainings approved in October (5091 approved since January 2013)
    (Approval numbers are based on the date that the event was approved in the system; not the date that the training actually occurred.)
  • 476 trainings offered in October (4998 offered since January 2013)
    (Based on the date that the training actually occurred, regardless of when it was approved.)
 

Approved Trainings by Core Knowledge Area:

Core Knowledge AreaNumber of Trainings Approved
Human Growth and Development288
Positive Interactions and Guidance421
Observation and Assessment113
Environment and Curriculum725
Health, Nutrition and Safety3210
Leadership and Professional Development139
Family and Community Relationships85
Management and Administration110


Trainer Statistics:

As of October 31, 2013:
  • 949 registered trainers and sponsors (total)
  • 496 registered ECE trainers
(ECE trainers are individuals who are currently working in ECE, have previously worked in ECE and/or have a degree in ECE).
 

Career Ladder Levels of ECE Trainers:

Career Ladder LevelNumber Within Each LevelPercentage of Total 
In Review10.2% 
Certificate of Participation:*20.4% 
Level 1479.48% 
Level 214028.23% 
Level 36212.5% 
  Total percentage of ECE trainers WITHOUT an ECE degree or other qualifying criteria to place at degreed level (Certification of Participation - Level 3):51%
Level 4469.27% 
Level 512224.6% 
Level 66613.31% 
Level 7102.02% 
  Total percentage of ECE trainers WITH an ECE degree or Non-ECE degree with other qualifying criteria (Level 4 - Level 7):49%
* Individuals placed at this level have applied for Career Ladder placement but have
not yet accumulated 1000 hours of direct experience in the field of ECE.
 

Current ECE Trainers by Job Type/Classification:

Job Type/ClassificationNumber Within Each TypePercentage of Total
Direct Service
(Director, Lead/Asst. Teacher,
Family Home Care Provider, etc.)
39379%
Indirect Service
(Early Childhood Trainer, Program Administrator, Higher Education Faculty, etc.)
8417%
Other
(Unemployed, Student, Not Working in ECE, etc.)
194%

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