The Professional Development Pathways Initiative
for Early Childhood Educators was founded
in 2001 as a community based initiative in Camden to provide improved
early childhood education training for childcare staff at all levels.
Over the past seven years, PDPI has expanded its level of services
significantly. It is the only early childhood preparation program
to provide comprehensive training, credentialing and degree programs
from entry level to masters degreed professionals.
PDPI Leadership II Practicum class
The Professional Development Pathways Initiative is the only ECE
training and credentialing entity within New Jersey fully integrated
as part of a University ECE degree program. Our staff of professionals
represents the most highly qualified individuals in the profession
and can meet the training and technical advisement needs of center
based, head start, and public early childhood programs pre-k to