We Grow Together Professional Development System: Implementation with Infant-Toddler Teachers and Caregivers
We Grow Together: The Professional Development Tools for Improving Quality for Infant and Toddler Care
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation
The goal of this brief is to describe the implementation of the We Grow Together (WGT) Professional Development System during a field test conducted in late fall 2018 to spring 2019. WGT is a research-based PD system for caregivers working with infants and toddlers in center-based care and FCCs. As part of WGT, caregivers work with their PD providers using resources delivered through a website. The system supports caregivers in planning and using the WGT practices through relationship- and practice-based coaching. A field test of WGT examined implementation with teachers and caregivers of infants and toddlers and their PD providers in Early Head Start, FCCs, and community-based child care settings.