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Teaching Supports

If you’re working in higher education, or as a trainer or coach, we have a lot of teaching supports to assist you!

  • Looking for basic training, a CDA, AA or BA for the early childhood professionals you support?
    Browse Coursework
  • Looking to develop or evaluate courses for the early childhood professionals you support? We have a framework you can use to help you do this.
    Course Framework
  • Want 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.
    Practices for Relationship-Based Care
  • Want to video early childhood professionals to support improving practice?
    Head Start Coaching Companion
  • Want access to video clips of infants, toddlers and their educators for use in training and coursework?
    Infant-Toddler Video Clips


Early Educator Central offers these resources from guest authors:

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.

Behaviors that Challenge Adults

Behaviors that Challenge Adults

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.

Curriculum Consumer Report

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.

Annotated Bibliographies for Designing Higher Education Courses for Infant-Toddler Educators

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.