Keys to High-Quality Child Care for Infants and Toddlers
This factsheet focuses on core knowledge and competencies (CKC), which define the content and skills that adults working with infants and toddlers need to support individualized learning experiences and development.
Core knowledge and competencies (CKCs) define the content (knowledge) and skills (competencies) that adults working with young children need to support individualized learning experiences and development. CKCs are components of a broader professional development system in most States and territories.
This paper offers a framework and approaches to strengthen professional development opportunities for the infant/toddler workforce.
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…