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: Sustaining Gains

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

Early Childhood Systems Building Resource Guide: Strategic Plans

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

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.

Reframing CCDF Quality States

This resource highlights how states are reframing their Child Care and Development Fund quality initiatives, using examples from California, Georgia, Maryland, and Washington.

Washington State Department of Children, Youth & Families; Brief Overview of Projects Serving Vulnerable Children (July 2019)

This handout shares information about the projects serving vulnerable children in Washington State. The resource highlights the Early ECEAP, Child Welfare Child Care, Improving the Lives of Children experiencing homelessness, QRIS birth to three quality initiatives, and the Early Childhood Intervention and Prevention Services.

Supporting the Most Vulnerable: Washington Strategies for Increasing Access

This presentation highlights the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program. This resource shares information on child welfare, children experiencing homelessness and QRIS birth to age three quality initiatives. It also discusses Early Childhood Intervention and Prevention Services, which is programming for children and families exposed to trauma or ACEs.

Aprovechar los sistemas de educación superior para apoyar el acceso a las credenciales para trabajar con bebés y niños pequeños

Este seminario web explora ejemplos estatales sobre asociaciones entre cuidado infantil y educación superior para el desarrollo de credenciales sobre bebés y niños pequeños que representen un punto de entrada a educación adicional y a una jornada exitosa y accesible por rutas educativas y profesionales.   

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.

Leveraging Higher Education Systems to Support Access to Infant/Toddler Credentials

This final webinar in the 2018 Hot Topic series explores state examples of partnerships between child care and higher education in the development of Infant/Toddler credentials that represent an entry point to further education and a successful and accessible journey along career and education pathways.