Early Childhood Program Design and Management

Program start-up begins with planning and design to ensure that the program launches and operates successfully. These resources provide information about community assessment and collaboration, program self-assessment, workforce development, and cultural and linguistic responsiveness.

Current resources on these topics are available from the Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center on the Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness page.

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This brief describes findings from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) about how families make these types of decisions.

Links to multiple program design and management resources, including self-assessment and materials checklists; culturally and linguistically relevant laws, regulations and guidelines; and resources on community assessment and collaboration. 

This webinar offered by the National Center for Early Childhood Quality Assurance provided an overview of Child Care Resource and Referral in evolving early learning systems and examined trends and innovations at the State and local level.

States are successfully working with their legislatures and governors to pass legislation that supports comprehensive early childhood (EC) systems, with a focus on better integration of programs, policies, and services to benefit young children and their families.

This page features presentations and resources from the 2015 State and Territory Administrators Meeting: Strategies and Partnerships for a New Era in Child Care.

Infant/Toddler Development, Screening, and Assessment is one of three infant/toddler modules. These modules are useful for consultants serving children ages birth to three years. The infant/toddler modules focus on both practice and policy.