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Connecticut

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: Stakeholder Communications

This resource guide shares the importance of communication plans and the value of communicating and engaging with stakeholders. It discusses how to make the most of stakeholder meetings.

Early Childhood Systems Building Resource Guide: Financing Strategically

This resource guide shares an overview of key concepts that link state financing options and systems building.

ECE Workforce: Addressing Challenges, Removing Barriers, and Inspiring Creative Ideas

This presentation shares an overview of the current early childhood education workforce. The resource shares strategies to increase the current early childhood workforce qualifications. It highlights a specific apprenticeship model as an example of supporting the early childhood workforce.

Exploring Relationship-Based Professional Learning Approaches That Support Infant/Toddler Care

The third in the 2019 Hot Topic webinar series provided an overview of cultural responsiveness to support the needs of infants and toddlers in diverse child care settings. State- and program-level strategies were discussed. Participants expanded their knowledge of resources and opportunities related to cultural responsiveness and strengthened inclusive practices of I/T care in family child care homes; Early Head Start programs; and child care centers within their state, territory, or tribe.

Consumer Education: Building Effective Websites That Meet CCDF Requirements --ARCHIVED

This webinar was hosted by the Office of Child Care (OCC) and the Child Care State Capacity Building Center (SCBC) on April 26, 2018. During this webinar, participants had the opportunity to do the following:

State Strategies for Building the Supply of High-Quality Infant/Toddler Care

This fourth webinar in a six-part Hot Topics series supports States and Territories in identifying multiple strategies for building a supply of quality infant and toddler care, specifically in high-need areas.

Using Contracts and Grants to Build the Supply of High Quality Child Care: State Strategies and Practices

This paper provides information on state and territory efforts to use contracts and grants with providers, beginning with an overview of States and Territories whose 2016–18 CCDF Plans indicate that they are currently using contracts and grants. Topics addressed include the following:

State Policies that Support Business Practices of Child Care Providers

This brief provides an overview of strategies that States and Territories can employ to promote and strengthen business practices and leadership in early childhood settings. This resource, which draws on state examples, is divided into four key sections: Licensing; Quality Rating and Improvement Systems; Professional Development; and Resources.

State Legislation and Early Childhood Systems, 2010-2015

States are successfully working with their legislatures and governors to pass legislation that supports comprehensive early childhood (EC) systems, with a focus on better integration of programs, policies, and services to benefit young children and their families. This report profiles six diverse States that have successfully passed legislation aimed at advancing their EC system. The State legislation profiled in this report illustrates a new era in EC policymaking. The provisions are designed to build a stronger and more coordinated system to serve young children and their families.