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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Las necesidades y desafíos únicos de las familias que necesitan servicios de tiempo extraescolar (TE) a menudo son desconocidas o ignoradas.

In celebration of November’s Native American Heritage Month, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) presented a webinar focused on celebrating promising practices in collaboration across Tribal early childhood programs as they serve American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children...

This appendix provides additional information on the principles of active listening and methods to assess your own active listening skills.

This resource highlights the approaches states and territories use to operate statewide networks of Infant/Toddler Specialists. This compendium of state profiles is intended to share details regarding the functions, approaches, and promising practices of such networks.

This brief highlights strategies that licensing agency staff—as well as external...

This Profile of Innovation highlights innovative...

This infographic shows the strategies and practices infant/toddler providers can consider to promote healing in babies and toddlers who are impacted by trauma.

Licensing regulations are often framed around the...

On May 19, 2022, the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment hosted “...