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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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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 and...

Professional development systems (PDS) and quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) are two important subsystems of the comprehensive early childhood and school-age system. State and Territory leaders can use this self-assessment tool to guide alignment across similar system functions.

Using data compiled from state child care licensing regulations and the results of a survey of state licensing agencies administered by the National Association for Regulatory Administration, this brief examines the state of licensing family child care homes in 2014 and identifies trends that...

Using data compiled from state child care licensing regulations and the results of a survey of state licensing agencies administered by the National Association for Regulatory Administration, this brief examines the state of licensing group child care homes in 2014 and identifies trends that...

Using data compiled from state child care licensing regulations and the results of a survey of state licensing agencies administered by the National Association for Regulatory Administration, this brief examines the state of licensing child care centers in 2014 and identifies trends that hav

The attached resources were presented as part of the "Building a Child Care Infrastructure" sessions at the 2015 State and Territory Administrator's Meeting:

The following resources were presented as part of the "Raising the Bar on Quality" sessions at the 2015 State and Territory Administrator's Meeting:

The attached resources were presented as part of the "Building a Child Care Infrastructure" sessions at the 2015 State and Territory Administrator's Meeting:

The attached powerpoint, entitled "Professional Development Opportunities on the Horizon" was presented at the 2015 Spring Cross-Regional Meetings.

These documents are designed to inform the development or enhancement of State/Territory Professional Development (PD) systems.

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