The Q-CCIIT PD Tools project developed a research-based professional development system called We Grow Together. As part of We Grow Together, teachers and caregivers work with their professional development providers (mentors, coaches, supervisors) using resources delivered on an interactive website. The resources include training videos, materials, and exercises targeting the same principles and practices assessed by the Q-CCIIT observation tool: support for socioemotional, language and literacy, and cognitive development. This project conducted a field test to examine the implementation of We Grow Together with teachers and caregivers of infants and toddlers and their professional development providers in Early Head Start, family child care, and community-based child care settings.
The field test sought to address the following research questions:
- What tools and supports help early childhood professionals use We Grow Together’s responsive caregiving principles to improve caregiver-child interactions?
- Can WGT be used by early childhood professionals to support change in beliefs, knowledge, or practice concerning infants and toddlers?
This project is led by Mathematica (Louisa Tarullo as Project Director, Shannon Monahan, and Sally Atkins-Burnett).
Point(s) of contact: Ann Rivera and Jenessa Malin
This study is registered on ClinicalTrials.gov under the title: Professional Development Tools to Improve the Quality of Infant and Toddler Care (Q-CCIT PD) Visit disclaimer page
Information collections related to this project have been reviewed and approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs under OMB #0970-0513. Related materials are available at the Professional Development Tools to Improve the Quality of Infant and Toddler Care (Q-CCIT PD Tools) Visit disclaimer page page on RegInfo.gov.
To access the information collections (E.g. interviews, surveys, protocols), click on View Information Collection (IC) List. Click on View Supporting Statement and Other Documents to access other supplementary documents.