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The Office of Child Care supports our grantees in various ways. Among the most important is our Early Childhood Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) system. The system brings together resources from the Office of Child Care, Office of Head Start, and our health partners to offer CCDF Administrators and their partners information, tools, training, and other supports. Learn more about the T/TA System

Announcements

Quality Investments: How To Use Administrative Data and Other Sources To Evaluate What's Working

Is your State interested in developing strategies to evaluate initiatives or supports aimed at improving early learning quality? Would you like to leverage existing or new data to address critical questions about effectiveness of your investments?  The learning table will use online technology and discussions among participating State and Territory teams and knowledgeable national experts to pursue challenging objectives and to support significant peer sharing and state planning. In addition to four webinars held from February through September, state teams will also have two opportunities to receive individualized support and discuss their specific evaluation needs with research experts from Child Trends.

Access more details about this opportunity, along with the application here. Please coordinate with other leaders in your State or Territory to ensure that there is only one submission. The due date for the application is January 26, 2016. Up to 10 States that submit applications will be selected to participate, with the expectation that each state team will complete a plan outlining their key priorities, action steps, and timelines for next steps. States at varying levels in systems development and use of evaluation will be considered for participation.

CCDF Reauthorization Highlighted Resources

It has been one year since the Child Care and Development Fund was reauthorized, and the new law's expansive changes have already begun to make a difference in protecting the health and safety of children in child care, promoting continuity of subsidy access for low-income families, better informing parents and the public about available child care choices, and improving the overall quality of early learning and afterschool programs.

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CCTAN Resources and Tools

QRIS Resource Guide
PDW Infant Toddler Consultant Self-Assessment Tool