An Interactive Map Shows State Approaches to Improving Infant and Toddler Care

Explore competency frameworks across states

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Identifying essential competencies (knowledge, skills, and attributes) for the infant and toddler (I/T) care and education workforce can support quality improvement by defining what teachers and caregivers need to know and be able to do, establishing a common language for assessing job performance, and providing a clear structure for professional growth and development.

The State Frameworks for I/T Teacher and Caregiver Competencies Interactive Map provides information about state competency frameworks that are relevant to I/T teachers and caregivers. Users of this map can explore how states are implementing and assessing competency frameworks to help improve the quality of care for infants and toddlers in community-based child care and Head Start.

This interactive map was created as part of the Infant and Toddler Teacher and Caregiver Competencies (ITTCC) project. To compile information about the competency frameworks, the ITTCC project team reviewed the following sources: (1) the websites housing each particular competency framework; (2) the competency frameworks and associated documents; and (3) Competencies of Infant and Toddler Teachers and Caregivers: A Compendium of Measures.

For more information about the ITTCC project, visit