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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This revised publication focuses on the development of statewide networks of infant/toddler (I/T) specialists.

On March 21, 2017 NCASE hosted a webinar as part of the National AfterSchool Association (NAA) Convention in Dallas, Texas. The event was broadcast live. Attendees learned about the history of efforts to professionalize the field and the current state of affairs, and heard from state re

This Article helps create monitoring strategies that meet the new CCDF requirements while addressing the special needs of infants and toddlers.

Successfully supporting better care for infants and toddlers in early care and education programs usually require states and territories to carefully examine their existing policies and practices in order to identify successes or gaps in services.

The following questionnaire and checklist are designed to help you think about the challenges of creating and maintaining a supply of high-quality care for infants and toddlers in your state or territory. Not all questions may be applicable to your plans for addressing this challenge.

The reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 and the publication of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Final Rule provide both incentive and opportunity for states and territories to use high-quality family child care (FCC) as a supply-building strategy...

The Early Head Start–Child Care Partnership Grant, funded by the Office of Head Start within the Administration for Children and Families, U.S.

The State Capacity Building Center Infant/Toddler Specialist Network has developed this resource to provide a snapshot of some of the ways States’ and Territories’ Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plans reflect infant/toddler quality efforts and initiatives.

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.

Caring for Our Children Basics (CFOCB)1 represents the minimum health and safety standards experts believe should be in place where children are cared for outside their own homes, whether in a home-based program or center-based facility.