A strong, stable early care and education (ECE) workforce is essential to economic recovery, child learning and development and overall family well-being. Read about investing American Rescue Plan (ARP) and Preschool Development Grant (PDG) funding to address the early childhood workforce shortage, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Essential tools for leaders building all aspects of the infant-toddler career pathway including a Professional Development System Cost Analysis Brief, and 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.PD System Cost Analysis BriefArticulation AgreementsHealth and Safety Training InfographicPathways to Progress Briefings
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Wondering how to invest ARP and PDG funding to support the ECE workfoce? Learn about recent examples of state and local ECE workforce rectruitment and retention strategies in this companion resource to Investing ARP and PDG funds to address the Early Childhood Workforce Shortage.
Learn about infant-toddler program financing and teacher compensation.
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.
A review of options and opportunities for financing high quality infant-toddler programming.
Identification of challenges, opportunities and strategies to ensure that infant-toddler needs are addressed in higher education coursework.
The latest in research to practice strategies for higher education to include family child care providers and strategies for family child care providers to succeed in higher education.