Guide to Developing a Statewide Network of Infant Toddler Specialists --ARCHIVED

child care providers and childrenDeveloping a Statewide Network of Infant/Toddler Specialists: Technical Assistance Guide for States and Territories, Revised 2017

Please refer to the 2021 Developing and Strengthening Infant/Toddler Specialist Networks, A Guide for States and Territories for the  most recent version.

This revised publication focuses on the development of statewide networks of infant/toddler (I/T) specialists. These specialists work directly with infant/toddler providers to increase their skills, knowledge, and practice-based competencies, which helps the workforce offer high-quality early care and learning experiences for infants and toddlers across early childhood settings. This publication:

  • explores the issues that have contributed to the development of infant/toddler specialist networks;
  • provides a framework for a step-by-step approach to create a network; and
  • emphasizes the importance of linking the network to other programs, quality initiatives, and consultant networks.