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.
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 its 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.