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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 resource is a planning and implementation guide for State/Territory teams as they develop and strengthen technical assistance (TA) supports. It also describes an aligned State/Territory professional development system (PDS), and defines TA as part of an aligned PDS.

This resource is a planning and implementation guide for State/Territory teams as they develop and enhance workforce data systems.

The Guide to Effective Consultation is a collaborative effort of ACF  Region I Workgroups composed of representatives from all six New England States, national technical assistance providers and staff from the Region I Office of Child Care and Office of Head Start.

This 2010 factsheet provides information on State Infant Toddler Specialist Network (ITSN) including the number of states with ITSN, professional qualification requirements, funding sources, service delivery, and administrative oversight and responsibility.

This document provides a framework and practical suggestions for coordinating and educating consultants.

Infant/Toddler Curriculum and Individualization is one of three infant/toddler modules created to support consultants working in child care settings, especially consultants who have not had education or training specific to infants and toddlers in group care.

Relationships: The Heart of Development and Learning is one of three infant/toddler modules created to support consultants working in child care settings, especially consultants who have not had education or training specific to infants and toddlers in group care.

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