Children, Youth, Families & Schools, Nebraska Center for Research on


Date of this Version



University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension and U.S. Department of Agriculture, October 2011


U.S. Government Work


The purpose of this environmental scan was to discover what professional development is offered through the Cooperative Extension System to early childhood or school age providers across the nation. A secondary focus was to assess the availability of professional development opportunities offered through the Cooperative Extension System for providers who serve children (birth–12) from military families, both on and off installation. Through this process, the strengths of Extension were highlighted and existing resources that could be replicated for use in other states were identified.