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National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning

The National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning (The DTL Center) is comprised of a consortium of organizations operating under a five-year grant aimed at impacting the training and technical assistance needs of Head Start and child care programs and systems.  The goal of the DTL Center is to identify, develop, and promote the implementation of evidence-based practices that are culturally and linguistically responsive and lead to positive child outcomes across early childhood programs and to support strong professional development systems. 

The Center's work will include, but is not limited to: professional development for the infant, toddler, and preschool workforce; evidence-based curriculum; early learning standards; effective transitions; screening and assessment; culturally, linguistically, and age appropriate practices; enhancing teacher-child interactions; supporting networks of infant/toddler practitioners; supporting children with disabilities (part C and part B); and using data to improve practice.

To learn more, visit the NCECDTL portal for information on children age 3 to 5. Also, visit the Early Head Start portal for information on infants and toddlers age birth to 3.

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This resource is a planning and implementation guide for State/Territory teams as they develop and enhance workforce data systems.

This resource is a planning and implementation guide for State/Territory teams as they develop and enhance workforce data systems.

This resource is a planning and implementation guide for State and Territory teams as they develop or revise and then implement core knowledge and competencies (CKCs).

This resource is a planning and implementation guide for State/Territory teams as they develop and strengthen an aligned professional development system (PDS).

This resource is a fit and feasibility checklist for State/Territory teams as they develop and strengthen technical assistance (TA) systems.

This resource is a fit and feasibility checklist for State/Territory teams as they develop and strengthen technical assistance (TA) systems.

Professional development (PD) systems are made up of connected services and supports with a common goal to build an effective workforce. To raise quality and retain effective educators, PD systems can combine promising PD and workforce strategies at the practitioner, program, and system levels.

Professional development (PD) systems are made up of connected services and supports with a common goal to build an effective workforce. To raise quality and retain effective educators, PD systems can combine promising PD and workforce strategies at the practitioner, program, and system levels.

This resource is a planning and implementation guide for State/Territory teams as they develop and strengthen technical assistance (TA) supports. It also describes an aligned State/Territory professional development system (PDS), and defines TA as part of an aligned PDS.

This resource is a planning and implementation guide for State/Territory teams as they develop and strengthen technical assistance (TA) supports. It also describes an aligned State/Territory professional development system (PDS), and defines TA as part of an aligned PDS.

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