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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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One of the goals of the Child Care Development Fund is to increase access to high-quality child care for children in families of low income.

Find resources on program quality, funding, and a program spotlight in the NCASE Summer Learning Brief

Professional development systems (PDS) and quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) are two important subsystems of the comprehensive early childhood and school-age system. State and Territory leaders can use this self-assessment tool to guide alignment across similar system functions.

The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (NCECQA Center) held a webinar titled High-Quality Early Learning for Dual-Language Learners: Moving from Research to Policy to Practice.

This brief describes the choices families make when selecting school-age care, and provides research on how families make these decisions. It is the second brief in a three-part series on school-age quality.

This brief identifies subsidy policy issues and State examples that Child Care Development Fund administrators can consider to address school-age care needs. This is the third brief in a three-part series on school-age quality.

This document highlights 10 specific areas of CCDF policy that can support EHS-CC Partnership efforts.

The attached resources were presented during the "Leading Change" plenary at the 2015 State and Territory Administrator's Meeting:

The attached resource was presented as part of the "Leading Change" sessions at the 2015 State and Territory Administrator's Meeting:

  • Supporting Authentic Family Engagement

The attached resources were presented as part of the "Leading Change" sessions at the 2015 State and Territory Administrator's Meeting:

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