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Describing the Preparation and Ongoing Professional Development of the Infant/Toddler Workforce: An Analysis of the National Survey for Early Care and Education Data

Published: May 9, 2016
Child Care, Early Head Start, Head Start
Child Care and Early Education Policy and Research Analysis Project, 2005-2018 | Learn more about this project

The descriptive brief provides an overview of the qualifications and the professional development activities of the nation’s infant/toddler workforce, based on representative data collected by the National Survey of Early Care and Education. The goal of this brief is to help the field better understand the strengths and needs of the infant/toddler workforce in center-based as well as home-based early care and education programs. Findings are presented separately for infant/toddler teachers and caregivers in center-based and home-based settings.

Last Reviewed: April 29, 2019