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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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Taking a cross-sector approach can be an effective strategy to engage out-of-school-time programs in quality improvement systems, supporting more efficient use of resources for improving school-age child outcomes.  This practice brief is the second in a series published by NCASE to build...

On September 14, 2017 the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) and the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL) facilitated a webinar where participants:

In this Spotlight on Innovations webinar, learn about the 20 Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) states. Find out how these states use professional development, credentials, workforce data collection, and other supports to improve early childhood education workforce knowledge....

EarlyEdU Alliance is a higher education collaboration community for Head Start and other early childhood education (ECE) staff. In this webinar, find out how ECE programs are working together to improve child outcomes by transforming early childhood teacher development.

Text4Teachers supports Head Start and Early Head Start teachers, staff, and others who care for and teach young children in center-based and family child care settings.

The Expulsion Policy Strategy Tool lays out a rubric for a range of policy options to promote young children’s social-emotional development and reduce the likelihood of expulsion and suspension in early learning settings.

In early 2017, several states participated in a series of peer-to-peer calls to share experiences about the design and implementation of their infant/toddler specialist networks.The promising state practices listed in this resource are based on the information shared by state in

This users’ guide accompanies Strengthening State and Territory Infant/Toddler Child Care System Policies and Practices: A Tool for Advancing Infant/Toddler Child Care Quality.

This webinar was hosted by the National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development on July 25, 2017. The presentation provided an overview of Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Final Rule regulations on coordination for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) CCDF grantees.

This tool is designed to support State child care leaders and I/T stakeholders as they assess, prioritize, plan, implement, and evaluate State policies to strengthen the quality of child care services that infants, toddlers, and their families receive.

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