Building a Strong Infant-Toddler Workforce

Building a Strong Infant-Toddler Workforce

Summary:
This report focuses on strengthening systems that support professional development as a critical task for the early childhood development field. The report advocates for an integrated professional development system that:

  • Fully incorporates infant-toddler workforce preparation and ongoing professional development based on widely accepted, evidence-based competencies;
  • Is aligned with and articulates into college degree programs;
  • Includes alterative pathways to credentials;
  • Connects the various service delivery program types;
  • Provides appropriate compensation.

The report defines an early childhood professional development system that includes the infant-toddler workforce, highlights the six essential policy areas that need to be addressed and shares policy recommendations in context.

Author(s):
Zero to Three

Year of Publication:
2012