Native American Heritage Month-Celebrating Promising Practices in Collaboration Across Early Childhood Programs Webinar

In celebration of November’s Native American Heritage Month, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) presented a webinar focused on celebrating promising practices in collaboration across Tribal early childhood programs as they serve American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and families. This webinar kicked off a month of activities for national Native American Heritage Month.

Appendix A: Tribal Child Care Center Active Listening

This appendix provides additional information on the principles of active listening and methods to assess your own active listening skills. Active listening means paying close attention to the words the speaker is using, how the speaker is saying it, and looking for various nonverbal cues to understand what a person is really trying to communicate.

Appendix J: Sample Enforcement Tools – Details and Procedures

This document elaborates on information about the enforcement tools referenced on pages 22-24 of this guide, including a sample plan of correction, sample letters, and information about administrative reviews, witnessed visits, office conferences, consent agreements, cancelling contracts and agreements, revocation and denial, emergency orders, and due process and the appeals process.

Appendix I: Sample Memorandum of Understanding

This document provides some suggestions that could be included in a monitoring MOU with a state agency. A Tribal Lead Agency could modify this MOU to be used on a local level (for example, with a county agency, the Indian Health Service, or other monitoring agency). 

Key Resources and Tools

Supply BuildingThe resources and tools found in this section are designed to support CCDF state and territory leaders and professionals working to strengthen the quality of child care services infants, toddlers, and their families receive.

Meeting the Final Rule Health and Safety Training Requirements in Child Care and Development Fund Tribal Lead Agencies

This tool was developed to assist the Tribal Lead Agency as they develop processes and procedures regarding the areas of training as outlined in the Tribal Child Care and Development fund (CCDF) Plan Preprint.

Appendix G: Tribal Child Care Sample Center Kitchen Inspection Form

This sample monitoring form can be adapted by Tribal Lead Agencies to reflect their unique Tribal health and safety standards for monitoring staff and inspectors to use when monitoring.

Appendix F: Tribal Child Care Center Sample Monitoring Form

This document can be adapted and modified to align the Tribal Lead Agency’s health and safety standards with the monitoring tool.

Appendix E: Sample Complaint Guidance Policy

Ideas for creating a reporting process for parents to submit complaints about child care providers, verify and respond to complaints, maintain records of substantiated complaints, and share this information with the public if requested.