Coordinating Child Care Consultants
This paper provides a framework and practical suggestions for coordinating and educating child care consultants from multiple disciplines to improve consultants’ efficiency.
One purpose of this paper is to help provide a framework and practical suggestions for coordinating and educating consultants. Coordinated networks improve communication and collaboration among consultants and with the infant/toddler caregivers they serve. Another purpose is to discuss how child care consultation networks can improve I/T caregivers’ access to discipline-specific services, including health, mental health, oral health, education, early intervention, social services, and others.
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.