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Office of Child Care Spanish Language Glossary

This resource provides consistent terminology for translating child care materials from English into Spanish. In some cases, several terms are included in the same entry to accommodate regional differences in usage.

Family Outreach Series—Strategies for Outreach to Families Experiencing Homelessness

Effective outreach promotes families' awareness of, access to, and use of early childhood care and education and comprehensive services. States, territories, tribes, and their partners can use this resource to enhance outreach to families experiencing homelessness. Includes specific examples of outreach to families experiencing homelessness and research-informed strategies.

This resource is part of the Family Outreach Series. Other resources in the series include:

STEAM Resources

The National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning in partnership with the Office of Head Start is going “full STEAM ahead” with children and families. Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) learning happens naturally everyday as children explore, play, and try new things. Teachers and family child care providers support this learning when they provide feedback to deepen children’s understanding of STEAM concepts and ideas and help children develop more complex language skills.

Trauma and Resilience: The Role of Child Care Providers

This interactive webinar focused on the effect of trauma on children’s learning. It addressed the role of teachers and providers using resilience building strategies to support children across the age continuum.

Quality Improvement Systems That Support Children Across the Age Continuum

This interactive webinar session focus on child care quality initiatives that support programs serving children across the age continuum from infancy through age 12. It examined state policies, systems, and initiatives that are responsive to the unique needs of programs that serve infants, toddlers, and school-age children through a focus on quality.

Early Childhood Systems Building Resource Guide: Program Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement

This resource guide helps states and territories understand evaluation and continuous quality improvement (CQI). It is intended for early childhood leaders, such as CCDF administrators and their partners.

Early Childhood Systems Building Resource Guide: Sustaining Gains

This resource guide addresses sustainability and systems building. Topics covered are sustainability planning, implementation, and timelines.

Early Childhood Systems Building Resource Guide: Program Design and Implementation

This resource guide helps state leaders find ways to support program design and implementation, using state and local examples.

Early Childhood Systems Building Resource Guide: Strategic Plans

This resource guide defines strategic planning and discusses the elements of a strategic plan.