System Supports

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.

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Early Educator Central offers these resources from guest authors:

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.