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Professional Development Programs for Infant/Toddler Caregivers

Setting the Stage for Lifelong Learning

Categorized Under: Families + Communities, Health



Published in the journal of the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA), Dimensions of Early Childhood, Volume 35, No. 3, Fall 2007, pages 12-20. The article was co-authored by experts within ICF International's Early Education Institute—Melissa D. Zwahr, Caroline F. Davis, Jill Aviles, Kristen H. Buss, and Helen Stine. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate the need for high-quality training and professional development opportunities specifically designed for caregivers of infants and toddlers. It challenges the early education field to raise the bar for the quality of care provided to children from birth to 3 years.

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  • Melissa Zwahr

    Vice PresidentICF International

    Melissa Zwahr has more than 16 years of experience in social science research and training and technical assistance. Dr. Zwahr provides oversight to ICF's early education training and technical assistance and research services and oversees the development of proposals, marketing materials, conference submissions, and manuscripts for publication. She is an experienced manager with proficiency in performance measurement, program evaluation, and training and technical assistance. Her subject matter expertise encompasses a broad range of domains, including child care and early education; military family support; and quality of life programs, youth programs, and gerontology.

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Published: Sep 1, 2007
Authors: , Jill Aviles, Kristen H. Buss, Caroline Davis, Helen Stine
Source: Dimensions of Early Childhood

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