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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Using data compiled from state child care licensing regulations and the results of a survey of state licensing agencies administered by the National Association for Regulatory Administration, this brief examines the state of licensing child care centers in 2014 and identifies trends that hav

Using data compiled from state child care licensing regulations and the results of a survey of state licensing agencies administered by the National Association for Regulatory Administration, this brief examines the state of licensing group child care homes in 2014 and identifies trends that...

Using data compiled from state child care licensing regulations and the results of a survey of state licensing agencies administered by the National Association for Regulatory Administration, this brief examines the state of licensing family child care homes in 2014 and identifies trends that...

This issue brief provides examples and brief descriptions of state Web sites that effectively direct families to specific support services and other supplemental resources.

This research brief is a joint effort between the National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement (NCCCQI), a previous contract of the Office of Child Care, and the National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA).

The attached resources were presented as part of the "Building a Child Care Infrastructure" sessions at the 2015 State and Territory Administrator's Meeting:

The following resources were presented as part of the "Raising the Bar on Quality" sessions at the 2015 State and Territory Administrator's Meeting:

The attached resources were presented as part of the "Building a Child Care Infrastructure" sessions at the 2015 State and Territory Administrator's Meeting:

This guide is designed to increase awareness of and access to screening, services and supports, and referral resources that are available for California’s young children and their families.

This brief explains strategies for building a supply of high-quality infant and toddler care.