From the beginning, those committed to this task understood that this work must also be informed by the actual use of the competencies by our field and that the competencies will continue to evolve as we gain this experience. EEC encourages educators and programs to use this first edition of Core Competencies to validate their education, skills, and experience and to plan the next steps in their professional growth. Educational institutions and professional development organizations are encouraged to use the competencies to organize and develop their offerings. Over the next year, EEC will use focus groups, surveys, and other means to gather feedback from the early education and out-of-school time field. This input will be used to review, revise, and update the Core Competencies.Click here to access the Core Competencies.