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Early Childhood Program Design and Management

Program start-up begins with planning and design to ensure that the program launches and operates successfully. These resources provide information about community assessment and collaboration, program self-assessment, workforce development, and cultural and linguistic responsiveness.

Current resources on these topics are available from the Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center on the Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness page.

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This brief is focused on describing enrollment size, ages served, and the extent to which center hours of operations vary by age group served.

This brief summarizes data gathered by the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) examining early care and education (ECE) centers that participate in Head Start and...

This brief summarizes the experience, educational attainment, weekly work hours, and wages that characterize the ECE workforce and identifies questions for state ECE leaders to consider in relation to...

This brief describes findings from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) about how families make these types of decisions.

This brief uses data from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) to provide an overview of the different types of home-based providers as well as information about these providers.

The National Survey of Early Care and Education reached 12,000 families and large numbers of home-based and center-based programs (6,000 home-based providers, 5,600 classroom staff, and 8,200 program directors).

Links to multiple program design and management resources, including self-assessment and materials checklists; culturally and linguistically relevant laws, regulations and guidelines; and resources on community assessment and collaboration. 

This page features presentations and resources from the 2015 State and Territory Administrators Meeting: Strategies and Partnerships for a New Era in Child Care.

Infant/Toddler Development, Screening, and Assessment is one of three infant/toddler modules. These modules are useful for consultants serving children ages birth to three years. The infant/toddler modules focus on both practice and policy.