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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Learn how articulation work connects to two recommendations in the Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation report. Explore strategies that help develop and support state articulation goals.

Learn what states need to know to meet the 2016 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) regulations on training and professional development. States must have a framework for training, professional development, and postsecondary education for caregivers and directors.

It can be a challenge to recruit and retain highly qualified professionals in early childhood education. In this resource, find examples of state systems and policies that help support recruiting and retaining a highly-qualified workforce.

Strengthen and expand your Consumer Engagement plan about programs and services available to infants and toddlers.

 Communicate with parents/ providers using multiple, accessible delivery systems and in multiple languages;

La observación, documentación y reflexión son habilidades importantes para el cuidado infantil de alta calidad.

Puede crear un entorno para bebés y niños pequeños de alta calidad al planificar y crear espacios que apoyen el desarrollo, participación y bienestar general de estos.

Tómese un momento cuando no esté a cargo de los niños y observe el espacio en el que cuida a los bebés y niños pequeños. Responda cada una de las siguientes preguntas

este breve proporciona ejercicio de reflexión para experimente su espacio desde la perspectiva de un bebé o niño pequeño1

Las relaciones entre los cuidadores y los niños, así como las interacciones momento a momento que conforman estas relaciones, son la base del aprendizaje de los bebés y niños pequeños.

This brief discusses the importance of recognizing that other relationships influence the lives of infants and toddlers, as you support relationships between children and their families and nurture strong relationships with the children in your care.