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Continuity of Care, Professional Community, and the Policy Context: Potential Benefits for Infant and Toddler Teachers’ Professional Development

September 1, 2008
Debra J. Ackerman

This paper shares the results of a study on the benefits of continuity of care for infants and toddlers.

This article shares the results of a study of the benefits of continuity of care in a military child development center serving children from birth to age 2. Although continuity of care is beneficial to child development, it is not usually the norm in infant and toddler centers. The author suggests that teacher professional development related to continuity of care enhances the professional community as an essential aspect of improving teacher learning and practice. This article appeared in Early Education & Development, Volume 19, Issue 5.

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