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System Supports

Essential tools for leaders building all aspects of the infant-toddler career pathway including a Professional Development System Cost Analysis Tool, with a PD System Cost Analysis Tool Guide and Case Studies; model articulation agreements with an explanation of different approaches to articulation, templates, state examples, and practical advice; and information on financing high quality infant-toddler programs.


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Council for Professional Recognition

The Council for Professional Recognition is a leader in the credentialing of early childhood educators worldwide. They ensure that candidates who earn the Child Development Associate® (CDA) credential are well prepared to foster the social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth of young children. Having a CDA® doesn’t just help educators bring out the best in children. It also advances their careers and contributes to the status of our profession.

Research Connections

Research Connections provides free, searchable, on-line access to over 33,000 research publications and research documents related to early care and education. These include journal articles, research reviews, government and think tank reports, fact sheets, and briefs.

Early Childhood Education Institute Technical Report: A Compendium of Current Infant-Toddler Measures

The Early Childhood Education Institute (ECEI) at the University of Oklahoma includes an Infant-Toddler Workgroup that focuses on research in this field. In the Spring of 2020 the group examined measuers available in their work to assess infants and toddlers with an eye to learning about measures new to them and the field. This compendium is a report of their findings and may be useful to researchers, trainers, and others focused on the science of infant toddler learning and development.

NSECE Summary Briefs

The National Survey of Early Care and Education reached 12,000 families and large numbers of home-based and center-based programs (6,000 home-based providers, 5,600 classroom staff, and 8,200 program directors). The six briefs provide practical, useable information to inform state and local planning and implementation.