Professional Development for the Infant/Toddler Early Care and Education Workforce
This paper offers a framework and approaches to strengthen professional development opportunities for the infant/toddler workforce.
In the early care and education (ECE) field, the infant/toddler (I/T) workforce is sometimes the least educated and under compensated, with the highest turnover rate. These factors are disturbing in light of the growing research that demonstrates that the brain undergoes the most dramatic development during the first 3 years of life.
This paper offers suggestions for the inclusion of quality indicators for infants and toddlers within Quality Rating and Improvement Systems being implemented in states, tribes, and territories.
This fact sheet provides an overview of standards for promoting health in child care from the report "Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards for Preventing Childhoo…
This tool kit offers resources, tools, and process suggestions to assist states and territories with strategic planning to support Family, Friend, and Neighbor quality child care for infants and todd…