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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Temperament is a person’s basic nature or natural way of being. Learning about temperament can help you understand and explain a child’s behavior, which in turn can lead to more responsive, individualized care for infants and toddlers. It takes time to learn about an individual’s temperament.

This brief provides a reflective exercise for your temperament and creating goodness of fit.

 

Consistent routines, activities that happen at about the same time and in about the same way each day, provide comfort and a sense of safety to young children.

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:

Adoptar un enfoque intersectorial puede ser una estrategia efectiva para involucrar a los programas con horarios fuera de la escuela (OST, por sus siglas en inglés) en los sistemas para la mejora de calidad. Desde diciembre de 2016 hasta marzo de 2017, el NCASE involucró a equipos de...

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.