When children are with the same teachers over time, they get the attention and affection they need to have meaningful relationships. Children thrive and learn about themselves in these close bonds. Early childhood education leaders in center-based programs can use these resources to support decisions about implementing continuity of care and choosing the best type for their program.
Explore this tip sheet to learn how continuity of care is key to the healthy development of young children birth to 3. It also lists three types of continuity of care systems.
In this guide, learn the benefits of and strategies in offering mixed-age groupings to support continuity of care for young children and families.
State/territory leaders can use this assessment tool to examine their current continuity of care practices. It includes a continuum of practices that support strong attachments among families, staff, and children.
Learn more about continuity of care. Find out how it can support young children’s development. Explore why using it in your program can help build better relationships between children, families, and their teachers.
Discover strategies leaders can use to help promote continuity of care in their state, territory, and Tribe. Explore useful resources including an assessment tool that looks at current practices.
Resource Type: Article
National Centers: Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning
Program Option: Center-Based
Last Updated: August 15, 2019