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  • Important Announcement – Deadline update for current funding opportunity announcements

    Due to a scheduled maintenance outage on Grants.gov from Saturday July 18, 2015 at 12:01 AM EDT to Monday July 20, 2015 at 6:00 AM EDT, The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is extending the deadline for application submission to 11:59 PM EDT on Thursday, July 23, 2015 for affected funding opportunity announcements (FOAs).
  • Quality Improvement Center Program Standard’s Crosswalk Tool

    This tool is designed to help States that are developing and aligning program standards for licensing, quality rating and improvement systems, and/or prekindergarten programs, to search and compare the content of several sets of national standards.
  • Professional Development and Workforce Initiatives Center Compensation Tool

    These resources are designed to help State/Territory decisionmakers increase and retain a skilled workforce by improving their workplace conditions, compensation, and access to professional development (PD).
  • Early Head Start - Child Care Partnerships

    This week ACF announced the availability of funds for a National Center for Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships Technical Assistance Support Project. The funding will be competitively awarded through a cooperative agreement to support training and technical assistance (T/TA) for all newly awarded EHS-CC Partnership grantees.
  • Office of Child Care and Office of Refugee Resettlement Partnership

    In partnership, these two programs are working to achieve the common goal of fostering resilient, safe, healthy, and economically secure lives for all, including refugee families and their children. The resources provide strategies and links to support the work of regional, state and local partners.

Through the Office of Child Care's Child Care Technical Assistance Network (CCTAN) and federal leadership, the Office of Child Care provides training and technical assistance to states, territories, tribes and local communities. Learn more about CCTAN.

Success Story

CCTAN: Success Story

New Improvements to Maine's Licensing Program

During the last year, the lead agency for the federal Child Care and Development Fund, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), increased their commitment to ensuring the health and well-being of children in licensed child care programs. The Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services (DLRS) was supported in launching several major program enhancements. New management staff was hired to do strategic planning, assess risks, focus on quality assurance and program improvement, build staff leadership qualities and improve staff satisfaction.

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CCDF Reauthorization Highlighted Resources

CCDF Reauthorization Highlighted Resources

Resources and presentations from the January 2015 Reauthorization meeting for State and Territory Administrators, as well as a comprehensive list of resources pertaining to reauthorization requirements.

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CCTAN Resources and Tools

QRIS Resource Guide
QRIS Resource Guide
PDW Infant Toddler Consultant Self-Assessment Tool
PDW Infant-Toddler Self Assessment Tool