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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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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.

The fifth in the State Capacity Building Center Infant/Toddler Specialist Network's 2018 Hot Topic series, this webinar provides an opportunity to learn about the Infant/Toddler Resource Guide and explore how to access and use resources to support policy development, training, coaching,

The Child Care State Capacity Building Center (SCBC) Infant/Toddler Specialist Network is hosting 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.

Explore the Relationship-Based Competencies to Support Family Engagement Series to learn more about the knowledge, skills, and individual practices that early childhood professionals need to engage families effectively in positive, goal-oriented relationships.

Review this guide for state and territory teams to help them develop or revise and implement early childhood education (ECE) credentials. Find out how an aligned state and territory professional development system works and why ECE credentials are a foundational part of one.

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.

The fourth in the State Capacity Building Center Infant/Toddler Specialist Network's 2018 Hot Topic series, this webinar provides information and resources to assist technical assistance and professional development practitioners who support FCC providers as they care for mixed-age grou

Use this tool to assess the status of the alignment between the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF) and your state Early Learning and Development Guidelines (ELDGs).

Find resources around the topic of health and safety training as required by the Child Care Development Block Grant Act of 2014 (CCDBG). Explore ways to include health and safety trainings in state professional development systems.

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