Earning Credentials and Understanding Career Ladders

Professional learning opportunities that focus specifically on infant and toddler care and development can help you improve and increase your skills and strategies for giving the responsive, relationship-based care that is best for infants and toddlers. High-quality care requires sensitive teacher-child interactions as well as teachers who have specialized knowledge and understanding of how infants and toddlers develop and learn (National Research Council & Institute of Medicine, 2000). By understanding infants’ and toddlers’ dynamic and rapid development in these early years, you can consciously build strong, positive relationships; engage in responsive interactions; and create environments that support children’s learning (Board on Children, Youth, and Families, & National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2015).

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April 1, 2018
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