The Credentials tab enables agencies to record credentials, PA Keys career lattice levels and ECE credits for each staff member. The number of years of ECE experience is calculated based on the years of experience at hire (on the Hiring tab) and the staff member’s current employment history.
To record a credential for a staff member, click the ‘Add Credential’ button. Based on the credential type selected, credential-specific fields appear, such as license type, date enrolled, date awarded and expiration date.
The Career Lattice/ECE Credits grid is tailored to the PA Keys to Quality Early Learning Career Lattice, which provides a roadmap for early childhood practitioners as they plan the credentials and degrees needed to obtain the early childhood position they desire.
To add a new career lattice/ECE credit verification record, click the ‘Add Career Lattice/ECE Credit’ button. Lattice level, ECE Credits and information on the person, agency and date of verification can be recorded here. Click ‘OK’ to save. You can verify career lattice level and ECE credits separately or together. If you are reverifying ECE credits, list the complete number of credits earned, as reporting will look at the most recent verification on file and not the total.