Encyclopedia of Teacher Education

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Comprehensive Competencies for Infant/Toddler Educators

  • Claire VallottonEmail author
  • Carla Peterson
  • Rachel Chazan Cohen
  • Gina Cook
  • Holly Brophy Herb
  • Jean Ispa
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1179-6_69-1

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Introduction

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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claire Vallotton
    • 1
    Email author
  • Carla Peterson
    • 2
  • Rachel Chazan Cohen
    • 3
  • Gina Cook
    • 4
  • Holly Brophy Herb
    • 5
  • Jean Ispa
    • 6
  1. 1.Human Development & Family StudiesMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  2. 2.Iowa State UniversityAmesUSA
  3. 3.Tufts UniversityMedfordUSA
  4. 4.California State University StanislausTurlockUSA
  5. 5.Michigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  6. 6.University of MissouriColumbiaUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Jayne White
    • 1
  1. 1.RMITMelbourneAustralia