Virtual Infant/Toddler & School-Age Child Care (ITSACC) Institute

The Office of Child Care is pleased to announce that the 2019 Infant/Toddler & School-Age Child Care (ITSACC) Institute will be virtual. This year’s institute, titled Bridging the Child Care Continuum through Policy and Practice, will kick off with a plenary session on October 2, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. ET.

The ITSACC Institute is designed to build the capacity of professionals working to manage and support child care systems, particularly those focused on infant/toddler or school-age care policies and practices implemented under the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program.

The 2019 virtual ITSACC Institute will start with a kick-off webinar titled Quality: An Equity Lens across the Age Continuum. Shannon Christian, Director of the Office of Child Care, will provide a welcome and introduction to the ITSACC Institute. The keynote speaker, Dr. Aisha Ray, Professor Emerita at the Erikson Institute and Distinguished Fellow at the BUILD Initiative, will discuss the importance of using a racial equity lens in our quality initiatives to support children across the age continuum.The full schedule is as follows:

Opening plenary session Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Webinar 1: November 13, 2019 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET: Family Child Care (FCC): Supporting Quality

Webinar 2: December 11, 2019 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET: Quality Improvement Systems That Support Children Across the Age Continuum

Webinar 3: January 8, 2020 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET: Trauma and Resilience: The Role of Child Care Providers

Keep reading for full descriptions of the kick-off event and each of the three webinars to follow.

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