Competency Guidelines® Aligned with Training & Education

Guide the development of infant and family professionals.

The Competency Guidelines® outline the requirements for Endorsement® and provide a “map” for professional development, i.e., descriptions of the knowledge and skill areas that guide best practices in work with and on behalf of infants, very young children and families.  The Competency Guidelines® are aligned with many pre-service (university) training, in-service training, and evidence-based practice models.  Crosswalks that illustrate the alignments are being developed and will be posted here once they become available.

Examples of Programs Aligned with Competency Guidelines®


Wayne State University Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute’s Dual Title in Infant Mental Health


University of Minnesota’s Center for Early Education and Development Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate Program


University of Wisconsin Department of Psychiatry’s Infant, Early Childhood, and Family Mental Health Capstone Certificate Program


UTDallas’s  Masters in Early Childhood Disorders Program Aligned with the Endorsement

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