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 fact sheet provides an overview and describes the components and requirements of states’ infant/toddler credentials.
This paper presents an overview of key early care and education system elements and the characteristics that reflect how such a system can offer quality child care to infants, toddlers, and their fam…