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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The attached powerpoint, entitled "Professional Development Opportunities on the Horizon" was presented at the 2015 Spring Cross-Regional Meetings.

This document has been developed to help inform States about current program quality standards about family involvement in the classroom/program, family communication, and education, and family support and resources for the care of infants and toddlers in center-based settings. Two types of

This document provides information and specific examples of how States and Territories can combine quality initiatives and programs to support high-quality infant toddler care.

The Infant Toddler Consultant Self-Assessment Tool (Self-Assessment Tool) is designed for consultants from all disciplines (health, mental health, education, social services, etc.) who work in any setting that provides services to infants, toddlers, and their families, or who provide support to...

Professional development (PD) systems are made up of connected services and supports with a common goal to build an effective workforce. To raise quality and retain effective educators, PD systems can combine promising PD and workforce strategies at the practitioner, program, and system levels...

This document provides an overview of Wisconsin’s evaluation of its Infant/Toddler and Administrator Credentials. Information is provided in four sections: Background, Methods, Initial Findings, and Summary.

This resource is a fit and feasibility checklist for State/Territory teams as they develop and strengthen technical assistance (TA) systems.

This document provides an overview of State scholarship initiatives. The information is provided in three sections:

  1. Scholarships and Aligned Professional Development Systems;
  2. State Scholarship Examples; and
  3. Multi-State Scholarships.

The purpose of this research brief is to report on the licensing requirements and policies of family child care home licensing for all 50 States and the District of Columbia.

To support the Office of Child Care’s and the Office of Head Start’s priority of a strong early childhood (EC) and school-age (SA) workforce, the PDW Center developed the Strengthening the EC and SA Workforce briefs, guide, presentation, and tool. These resources are designed to help State/...