If you’re working in higher education, or as a trainer or coach, we have a lot of teaching supports to assist you!
- Browse CourseworkLooking for basic training, a CDA, AA or BA for the early childhood professionals you support?
- Course FrameworkLooking to develop or evaluate courses for the early childhood professionals you support? We have a framework you can use to help you do this.
- Practices for Relationship-Based CareWant to learn more about relationship-based care? This series helps promote essential program practices to ensure quality within family child care and center-based programs that serve infants and toddlers.
- Head Start Coaching CompanionWant to video early childhood professionals to support improving practice?
- Infant-Toddler Video ClipsWant access to video clips of infants, toddlers and their educators for use in training and coursework?
Early Educator Central offers these resources from guest authors:
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.
Behaviors that Challenge Adults
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.
Head Start and Early Head Start programs must implement curricula that meet requirements outlined in the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS). This online Curriculum Consumer Report provides review summaries and ratings of comprehensive infant and toddler and home-based curricula. Use these reviews and ratings to learn how curricula meet effective, high-quality standards.
The OPRE commissioned Self-Regulation and Toxic Stress Series includes several infant toddler resources including: Self Regulation Snap Shot #1: A focus on infants and toddlers, Tips for Practitioners Working in Home Settings, Tips for Practitioners Working with Infants in Child Care Settings, and Tips for Practitioners Working with Toddlers in Classroom Settings.
Annotated bibliographies for those creating courses to support improved infant-toddler teacher competencies in the topics of culture, dual language learners, math, poverty, race, science and technology.