Updated Trainer Approval Program (TAP) Manual


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The recently updated Trainer Approval Program (TAP) Manual is now available on the Office of the State Superintendent of Education’s (OSSE) TAP webpage. The Division of Early Learning (DEL) is committed to providing a clear message to our professional workforce to use developmentally appropriate best practices that reflect current and evidence-based research in the early care and education (ECE) field. The TAP Manual covers the comprehensive and detailed procedural guidance needed as an OSSE-certified trainer of ECE professionals in the District.


For those interested in becoming a TAP-certified trainer, there will be an information session in November or December. Please look out for it in the Professional Development Information System (PDIS) course catalog. For current TAP-certified trainers, there will be a training to include a review of the updated TAP Manual as well as new related policies and procedures in November or December, which will also be posted in PDIS.


If you have any questions about the updated manual or anything else related to TAP, please contact DC Child Care Connections (DC CCC) at OSSE.DCchildcareconnections@dc.gov or (202) 678-0027. DC CCC manages the TAP process on behalf of OSSE.

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