Comprehensive Competencies for Infant/Toddler Educators
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Educators of babies (birth through age 3 years) must have a set of unique competencies – including knowledge, dispositions, and skills – to practice their work in ways that support child well-being and development. A comprehensive set of competencies can serve to organize pre-service and in-service training and professional development, and raise the quality of preparation of infant/toddler educators. The Collaborative for Understanding the Pedagogy of Infant/Toddler Development (CUPID) undertook an iterative process to develop a set of comprehensive competencies, including: expert nomination of competencies based on research and existing professional standards; review and structuring of the competencies into a coherent framework; alignment with other competency frameworks; vetting of...
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