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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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 State Capacity Building Center’s Infant/Toddler Specialist Network has developed this resource to highlight the varied approaches states and territories use to administer statewide networks of infant/toddler (I/T) specialists.

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.

The promising state practices listed in this resource are based on the information shared by state infant/toddler leads participating in the Infant/Toddler Specialist Network Community of Practice and have been reviewed and approved by CCDF Administrators.

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.

The checklist questions are designed to help you think about addressing the needs of infants, toddlers, and families experiencing homelessness in your state or territory.

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 and the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Final Rule provide incentive and opportunity to expand high-quality child care options for infants and toddlers from families experiencing homelessness.

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 and the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Final Rule provide incentive and opportunity to enhance the provision of infant–early childhood mental health (I-ECMH) services by requiring that infant and toddler care teachers receive...

The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Final Rule (CCDF, 2016) provides incentive and opportunity to enhance and expand statewide quality activities to support infant–early childhood mental health (I–ECMH).