Early Care & Education Professional Development:
A great deal has been learned in recent years about the benefits and cost of high-quality early care and education services, and how to improve programs to meet the needs of all children. This has created an intentional form of professional development to build and retain a high qualified workforce. Today, like other occupations, education is the currency with which the early childhood professional development system is being constructed. Because the education level of child care providers has been linked with quality care in several research studies, Region 9 Resource and Referral offers a variety of professional development opportunities for child care providers. Professional development refers to a combination of education, training and continuing education.
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Links for Early Childhood Professionals