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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 page on the ECLKC. Also, visit the topics under Education & Child Development, as well as School Readiness, Professional Development, and Culture and Language.

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An early childhood workforce registry is an information system. It allows states, regions, and practitioners to track professional development achievement and plan for future training. In this resource, discover how a registry functions.

It can be a challenge to recruit and retain highly qualified professionals in early childhood education. In this resource, find examples of state systems and policies that help support recruiting and retaining a highly-qualified workforce.

Learn what states need to know to meet the 2016 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) regulations on training and professional development. States must have a framework for training, professional development, and postsecondary education for caregivers and directors.

This document provides research and materials on reducing the expulsion of young children in early childhood programs. Review resources and tools that help promote the mental health and social and emotional well-being of young children.

Learn how articulation work connects to two recommendations in the Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation report. Explore strategies that help develop and support state articulation goals.

On September 14, 2017 the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) and the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL) facilitated a webinar where participants:

In this Spotlight on Innovations webinar, learn about the 20 Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) states. Find out how these states use professional development, credentials, workforce data collection, and other supports to improve early childhood education workforce knowledge.

Text4Teachers supports Head Start and Early Head Start teachers, staff, and others who care for and teach young children in center-based and family child care settings.

EarlyEdU Alliance is a higher education collaboration community for Head Start and other early childhood education (ECE) staff. In this webinar, find out how ECE programs are working together to improve child outcomes by transforming early childhood teacher development.

The Head Start Disabilities Services Newsletter is produced monthly by the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL). It is dedicated to staff working with young children with disabilities and their families.

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