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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.

Supporting Positive Social-Emotional Climates in Out-of-School Time Webinar – Part II

On November 7, 2019, the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment hosted the second part of the webinar series “Supporting Positive Social-Emotional Climates in Out-of-School Time.”  This interactive session included promising practices from a recently concluded 10 state Professional Learning Group. Topics included:

Ask Me Anything: Don’t Forget about School-Age Child Care in Your Consumer Education Website

This thirty-minute follow-up session answered questions that states and territories raised in the webinar. Participants submitted questions prior to the session, and the experts prepared responses.

Don’t Forget about School-Age Child Care in Your Consumer Education Website

This webinar explored data and resources around supporting school-age child care and examined how to leverage the state consumer education website. Participants learned about available resources, ways to collaborate with other systems to support school-age child care, and saw examples on how some states have utilized their consumer education websites to highlight school-age child care options.

Top 10 Actions to Improve Website Content and Design

Building on findings from intensive consumer education TA work and in partnership with the PFCE Center, this webinar highlighted best practices and state examples in which states and territories enhanced their consumer education websites to ensure that families can find the information they need.

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:

Professional Development for Child Care Licensors

The purpose of this document is to provide a framework that can be used by state, territory and tribal licensing administrators, managers, and trainers in creating professional development opportunities for child care licensing inspectors or licensors. Having a well-designed professional development plan helps ensure licensing staff have clear direction on the training and competency development needed to succeed in their positions and advance their careers as licensors.

Overview: State Child Care Licensing Regulations for Summer Programs and Camps

This document provides an overview of some general characteristics of state child care licensing regulations for summer programs and day camps. The information is based on a scan of regulations in 17 states (Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin), selected because of their geographic diversity. The data was drawn from the National Database of Child Care Licensing Regulations.

State-Local Models and Approaches Designed to Build Strong Early Learning Systems: What States Have Learned

This document explores state-local models of early childhood system governance, including common characteristics of state-local approaches, types of models, and the vision statements of eight States.

CCDF Health and Safety Requirements Brief #6: Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning

This brief provides an overview of emergency preparedness and response planning for child care settings. It is one in a series of nine that addresses health and safety requirements specified in the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014. Licensing and CCDF Administrators may find this helpful when revising state standards. Child care and Head Start providers may also use this to understand and improve their setting.