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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. The tool also aims to assist I/T child care leaders as they create strategies, policies, protocols, and systems that:

  • Identify relationship-based care as essential to quality I/T child care
  • Engage, inform, and connect with families of infants and toddlers
  • Strengthen the quality and conditions of the I/T workforce to help meet the unique needs of infants and toddlers in child care settings
  • Increase the supply, health and safety, sustainability, and quality of I/T child care settings
  • Coordinate and integrate cross-sector systems that serve infants, toddlers, and their families.

Orientation to Strengthening State and Territory Infant/Toddler Child Care System Policies and Practices: A Tool for Advancing Infant/Toddler Child Care Quality, is a brief series of slides that present an overview of the background, resources, and structure of the Tool. It provides a self-guided introduction for professionals interested in using this new resource.

National Webinar on Strengthening State and Territory Infant/Toddler Child Care System Policies and Practices: A Tool for Advancing Infant/Toddler Child Care Quality. The PowerPoint and recording of the National Webinar introducing this tool is also provided here with additional information on how States and Territories can use the Tool.

These resources are available from the Infant/Toddler Resource Guide at https://childcareta.acf.hhs.gov/infant-toddler-resource-guide/additional-resources.

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Publication Date: 
June 21, 2017
Resource Type: 
Tool