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Promoting Children's Development

As they grow, children experience marked stages of development. The following resources provide more information about the development of infants and toddlers, preschool-age children, and school-age children. They also address the importance of early learning guidelines, developmental screening and assessment, language development, and supporting children with disabilities in early care and education programs.

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This document highlights ten techniques that can help advance early education partnership negotiations/agreements and produce desired results—enhanced and more flexible full-day, full-year services for families. 

Partnerships are not simple or easy, however, when basic strategies are developed and followed the process has a stable foundation to keep it on track. Included in this document are strategies for consideration that partners can address as they work together.

The Questions for State-Level Leaders to Consider is a tool designed to help state leaders assess policies and practices that can serve to build a system that will advance the quality of infant and toddler early education services in their State.

This document highlights the stages of partnership from the early stages of coming together as strangers to the higher level of commitment.

This document provides a list of specifics that partners might include in a written agreement, although not every item needs be addressed. Agreements vary, reflecting the uniqueness of the partnership.

This document provides an overarching framework that can help partners determine potential strategies to sustain their work together over time.

The Child Care State Capacity Building Center (SCBC) Infant/Toddler Specialist Network hosted a series of 1-hour Hot Topic Webinars on the 3rd Wednesday of each month beginning on March 21 and running through September 19, 2018.

In these guides created for early childhood professionals, explore digital tools designed to encourage parents to talk with their infants and children. Share these tools with parents, along with tips and information about talking with their young children.

To mark Summer Learning Day, the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) hosted a webinar, Discoveries and Innovations with Summer Learning, to:

The Expulsion Policy Strategy Tool lays out a rubric for a range of policy options to promote young children’s social-emotional development and reduce the likelihood of expulsion and suspension in early learning settings.