For Professionals

In the early years, a child's interactions with caring adults create connections that wire the brain. As professionals, you are helping lay a sturdy foundation for children’s future development and school success.

Early Childhood Professionals are the people who work with and on behalf of young children and families. Early Childhood Professionals work in a range of fields—early childhood education, family support, and health. They are all dedicated to identifying, understanding, and promoting the practices and policies that young children and families need in order to thrive.

Early Childhood Professionals also share a commitment to ongoing professional development, recognizing their responsibility to stay current in their fields and to understand new research and developments that affect their work. Many Early Childhood Professionals belong to professional associations and organizations that offer opportunities to learn and exchange information through newsletters, journals, and social media, as well as professional meetings and conferences