Highly Competent Early Childhood Educator Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 20 USCS § 1021 (12), [Title 20. Education; Chapter 28. Higher Education Resources and Student Assistance; Teacher Quality Enhancement] the term highly competent, when used with respect to an early childhood educator, means “an educator--

(A) with specialized education and training in development and education of young children from birth until entry into kindergarten;

(B) with--

(i) a baccalaureate degree in an academic major in the arts and sciences; or

(ii) an associate's degree in a related educational area; and

(C) who has demonstrated a high level of knowledge and use of content and pedagogy in the relevant areas associated with quality early childhood education.”