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


Webinar Announcement – Early Learning Systems Building: Leveraging Child Care Resource and Referral

The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance and its partners will host a webinar titled “Early Learning Systems Building: Leveraging Child Care Resource and Referral.” The webinar will offer an overview of child care resource and referral in evolving early learning systems and examine trends and innovations at the state and local levels. The webinar will be held on August 2 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. EDT. Register at: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/bqjabenbm4c6&eom


Impact Project Launches With Nine States and Territories

As part of the new Early Childhood Training and Technical Assistance System, the Child Care State Capacity Building Center (SCBC) launched the Impact Project for States and Territories in March 2016. The Impact Project is designed to support States and Territories in developing their capacity to implement their early childhood (EC) projects and priorities. We are excited to announce that nine States and Territories have been selected to participate in this opportunity

These States and Territories were selected through a competitive application process. They have diverse contexts, geographies, and entry points for advancing quality and are united by their commitment to building stronger EC systems to support significant change for young children from low-income families.

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Intersection of Subsidy and Quality in School-Age Care Webinar

Thursday, August 11, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT

One of the goals of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program is to increase access to high-quality child care for children in families of low-income. Join the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) for this webinar to learn about emerging strategies for intertwining subsidy with quality in school-age care. Participants will explore strategies with content experts in subsidy and quality improvement. Peer-sharing of State examples will be included.

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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