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Decades of research has documented what is referred to as the “summer slide" – the impact of summer vacation’s learning loss on the educational achievement of children, particularly low-income children.

NCASE objectives and activities in support of programs serving school-age children.

Caring for Our Children Basics (CFOCB) outlines the minimum health and safety standards for child care. Use of CFOCB is voluntary but it will be a useful resource for states and other entities.

This brief provides an overview of strategies that States and Territories can employ to promote and strengthen business practices and leadership in early childhood settings.

Caring for Our Children Basics (CFOCB)1 represents the minimum health and safety standards experts believe should be in place where children are cared for outside their own homes, whether in a home-based program or center-based facility.

This issue brief provides examples and brief descriptions of state Web sites that effectively direct families to specific support services and other supplemental resources.

This issue brief focuses on how to support families in choosing quality care and understanding a QRIS. Innovative state examples describe various ways to inform parents about what to look for when searching for child care, including guidebooks, checklists, videos, and public awareness campaigns...

This research brief is a joint effort between the National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement (NCCCQI), a previous contract of the Office of Child Care, and the National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA).

The purpose of this overview is to provide a variety of resources to support Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Administrators in meeting the provisions of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014.

The attached resource was presented as part of the "Leading Change" sessions at the 2015 State and Territory Administrator's Meeting:

  • Supporting Authentic Family Engagement