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Professional Development

Under the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, States and Territories are required to establish training and professional development requirements designed to enable child care providers to promote the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of children and to improve the knowledge and skills of the child care workforce. The following resources provide information on professional development systems, career pathways, practice-based coaching, and more.

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Explore this brief to learn about a set of resources designed to help build knowledge and strengthen practices for implementing family engagement. They may be used to support professional development for early childhood and school-age care and education professionals.

The information in this resource guide is designed to help identify the education, training, and experience needed need to qualify for a teaching or administrative role in a child care center or to operate a family child care (FCC) program. Information is also included to help locate training...

This overview document informs the development or enhancement of state and territory Infant/Toddler Professional Development systems.

This resource was presented as part of the policy development sessions at STAM 2018.

This resource was presented as part of the impact sessions at STAM 2018.

This guide provides voluntary guidelines that represent the baseline from which all grantees should operate to ensure that children are cared for in healthy and safe environments and that their basic needs are met. This guide was first published in 2000, and was updated in 2005.

This final webinar in the 2018 Hot Topic series explores state examples of partnerships between child care and higher education in the development of Infant/Toddler credentials that represent an entry point to further education and a successful and accessible journey along career and education...

The Child Care State Capacity Building Center (SCBC) Infant/Toddler Specialist Network hosted a series of 1-hour Hot Topic Webinars on the 3rd Wednesday of each month beginning on March 21 and running through September 19, 2018.

Use this resource to support a diverse early childhood education workforce and help them serve the diverse populations of children and families in their communities. Explore related research, toolkits, and presentations.

Explore this overview to learn more about ways to develop and enhance state and territory preschool professional development systems. Find out how states and territories can access examples of credentials offered by a number of states.

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