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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Find resources around the topic of health and safety training as required by the Child Care Development Block Grant Act of 2014 (CCDBG). Explore ways to include health and safety trainings in state professional development systems.

Use this tool to assess the status of the alignment between the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF) and your state Early Learning and Development Guidelines (ELDGs).

An early childhood workforce registry is an information system. It allows states, regions, and practitioners to track professional development achievement and plan for future training. In this resource, discover how a registry functions.

This first webinar of the State Capacity Building Center Infant/Toddler Specialist Network's 2018 Hot Topic series considers the impact of regular collaborative reflection among TA providers, supervisors, and early care and education professionals.

La División para la Primera Infancia (Division for Early Childhood, DEC) del Consejo para Niños Excepcionales y la Asociación Nacional para la Educación Infantil (Association for the Education of Young Children, NAEYC) ofrecen la siguiente definición de inclusión en la primera infancia.

La capacitación y el desarrollo profesional pueden ser una manera emocionante de aprender. También puede ser una excelente manera de conectarse con sus compañeros.

Las personas que cuidan a los demás suelen poner sus necesidades en último lugar. ¿Esto le suena familiar? Cuidarse a sí mismo es importante para su salud y bienestar, y se relaciona directamente con su capacidad para cuidar a otros y triunfar en su trabajo.

Los familiares tienen información importante acerca de sus propios niños, y esta información es valiosa para todas las personas involucradas en el cuidado de un niño.

Un sentido de pertenencia auténtica es fundamental para la inclusión.

A sense of authentic belonging is essential to inclusion. Just sharing physical space is not enough; when caregivers work to create meaningful relationships and experiences to fully include infants and toddlers with identified or suspected disabilities or other special needs, everyone benefits...