Carrie Toy serves as a Technical Assistance Specialist with the Quality Improvement Center for Research-Based Infant-Toddler Court Teams. (QIC-CT).
Carrie received her Bachelor of Science degree and additional graduate level studies in Child Development at Florida State University. Ms. Toy has specialized in child welfare practice and policy for over twelve years and has worked both directly and indirectly with children of various ages, abilities, and home-life settings since 1994. Her experience as a preschool teacher and child development center instructional specialist provided her with the foundational skills and understanding necessary for working in policy and practice concerning early childhood issues. The practical experience she gained working as a dependency case manager and guardian ad litem has provided the understanding of direct field work and complex child and family systems. Her experience working for the judiciary and the child welfare agency have provided her with the opportunity to gain a statewide perspective on Florida’s child welfare system and the varying unique local systems throughout the state. Ms. Toy most recently served as the QIC-CT Florida Statewide Community Coordinator, which expanded her understanding of infant-toddler court teams and child welfare systems across the country. She is a certified trainer in Compassion Fatigue and has had the honor of providing training to numerous child welfare audiences.