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

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

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