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


Upcoming Conference Presentations 

The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (ECQA Center) will present the following session at the National Association of Family Child Care’s Family Child Care Institute from July 7 to 9, in San Diego:
• Health and Safety Requirements: How Do You Maintain Compliance?  Friday, July 8, 2:30 - 4:30 PM

Visit the NAFCC website for more information about the conference tracks and workshops.

The ECQA Center will also present at the BUILD Initiative’s QRIS National Meeting -- Establishing an Ecosystem for High-Quality Early Learning -- from July 12 to 14 in New Orleans:
• Quality Rating and Improvement Systems: Looking Back to Re-Focus -- Tuesday, July 12, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

• Bringing License-Exempt Family Child Care into the Quality Improvement System -- Wednesday, July 13, 1:00 - 2:30 PM

• Family Child Care and QRIS: How States Are Ensuring a Good Fit -- Thursday, July 14, 8:30 - 10:00 AM

Join the State Capacity Building Center at the BUILD Initiative’s upcoming QRIS National Meeting -- Establishing an Ecosystem for High Quality Early Learning -- taking place in New Orleans from July 12 to July 14.
• Systems Building in an Era of Program Funding - Wednesday, July 13, 2:45 - 4:15 PM

More information about the QRIS National Meeting sessions is available from the 2016 National Meeting Program Agenda.

New Early Childhood Systems Building Guide

The State Capacity Building Center has published a new, expanded version of the Early Childhood Systems Building Guide. This online tool is designed to support Child Care and Development Fund Administrators in their pursuit of systems building initiatives. The updated version includes new chapters, state highlights, and a searchable resource database. 


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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ACF T&TA Resources and Tools

QRIS Resource Guide
PDW Infant Toddler Consultant Self-Assessment Tool