Infant Toddler Slideshow

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Developing & Strengthening Infant/Toddler Specialist Networks, A Guide for States and Territories.

The Technical Assistance Guide for States and Territories focuses on the development of statewide networks of infant/toddler specialists.

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The Program for Infant/Toddler Care Six Essential Program Practices for Relationship-Based Care

These papers promote evidence-based program practices that support infant/toddler care.

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State and Territory Approaches to Improving the Supply and Quality of Child Care Programs and Services for Infants and Toddlers

A snapshot of how CCDF Plans of States and Territories reflect infant/toddler quality efforts and initiatives.

Strengthening State and Territory Infant/Toddler Child Care System Policies and Practices: A Tool for Advancing Infant/Toddler Child Care Quality 

This tool is designed to support state child care leaders and I/T stakeholders as they assess, prioritize, plan, implement, and evaluate state policies to strengthen the quality of child care services that infants, toddlers, and their families receive

About the Infant/Toddler Resource Guide

What is the purpose of this guide?

This Resource Guide offers a host of materials to support the development and implementation of policies and practices for high-quality care for infants and toddlers. Whether you are a Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Administrator developing policies, a child care provider seeking information and guidance, or a professional development provider seeking innovative training materials, this site is for you. Development of this guide is new and actively growing, so check in frequently to see what resources have been added to support your work with infants, toddlers, and their families.

Who are the intended users?

We are including resources for three primary audiences:

  • CCDF Administrators, staff, and state policy professionals
  • Child care resource and referral administrators, training organization directors and trainers, higher education institution administrators and early childhood/child development faculty, and technical assistance organization administrators and providers
  • Infant and toddler teachers, center directors, and family child care providers

To connect with an Infant Toddler Specialist from the Child Care State Capacity Building Center’s Infant/Toddler Specialist Network please email