Professional Development Tools to Improve the Quality of Infant and Toddler Care: A Review of the Literature

Published: January 19, 2017
Topics:
Child Care, Early Head Start, Youth Services, Head Start, Home Visiting
Projects:
Professional Development Tools to Improve the Quality of Infant & Toddler Care (Q-CCIIT PD Tools), 2015 - 2020 | Learn more about this project
Types:
Reports

This report and accompanying materials summarize the state of the field on in-service professional development methods for early childhood caregivers. This comprehensive literature review draws on empirical studies, reviews, and meta-analyses conducted within the past 10 years and websites of leading organizations to identify the most promising methods and practices for improving caregiver interactions with young children. The report highlights methods that are most relevant for supporting caregivers serving infants and toddlers, caregivers with limited education, and caregivers working in home-based and family child care settings.

The appendix highlights key aspects of the 122 studies included in the review, such as the settings and professional development approaches and strategies examined within each study.

Last Reviewed: March 7, 2017