The first three years are a distinct developmental period in which quality of care and education have long-lasting effects. Babies have unique needs, and infant/ toddler education is one of the most important, complex, and challenging jobs in our society. The Collaborative for Understanding the Pedagogy of Infant/toddler Development (CUPID) joins the national effort to professionalize and support the work of infant/toddler educators. CUPID’s collaborative work has resulted in Working Well with Babies, which provides a set of comprehensive competencies for the infant/toddler workforce. Competencies are organized into 9 domains, along with the supports educators need to use their competencies in practice and develop as professionals.
Participants will …
• Understand the rationale for specifically supporting infant/toddler educators
• Learn the 9 domains of competencies needed by infant/toddler educators
• Understand how Working Well with Babies engages and supports adult learners in their own professional development
• Identify features of Working Well with Babies that are intended for use by leaders, including trainers, coaches, and administrators to support the workforce
This webinar will be recorded and shared with registrants after the live session.