Core Knowledge and Competencies (CKC)

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A sense of belonging is essential to inclusion. Just sharing physical space is not enough; when we work to create meaningful relationships and experiences to fully include infants and toddlers with disabilities, the child, the other children, and the family all benefit.

A medida que apoya las relaciones entre los niños y sus familias y fomenta las relaciones importantes con los niños bajo su cuidado, es importante reconocer que las demás relaciones influyen en las vidas de los bebés y niños pequeños.

This brief provides a reflective exercise for experiencing your space from the perspective of an infant or toddler. 

Piense en un bebé o un niño pequeño que esté bajo su cuidado. Tómese un momento para identificar las relaciones importantes en la vida del niño.

Family members have important information about their own children, and this information is valuable to anyone involved in a child’s care. Parents and guardians have a special understanding of their children’s unique qualities and characteristics, such as temperament, strengths, and interests....

The quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) structure was designed by states to evaluate and strengthen the level of quality of early child care programs and communicate these findings in an understandable way (Office of Child Care, n.d.).

Temperament is a person’s basic nature or natural way of being. Learning about temperament can help you understand and explain a child’s behavior, which in turn can lead to more responsive, individualized care for infants and toddlers. It takes time to learn about an individual’s temperament.

This brief provides a reflective exercise for your temperament and creating goodness of fit.


Consistent routines, activities that happen at about the same time and in about the same way each day, provide comfort and a sense of safety to young children.