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Direct Child-Serving Practitioners

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This document provides an overview of the work of the Office of Child Care’s National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development (NCTECD), which provides training and technical assistance to the tribes and tribal organizations operating the federal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)...

Use this tip sheet to identify the signs of depression. It can be shared with parents so that they learn how to take care of themselves and seek help when necessary. 

Enhance your knowledge around family homelessness.

Explore how understanding the cultural perspectives of families can positively impact relationship-building and family engagement efforts.

What are child care deserts? How do we recognize them and what communities do they impact? Through data-driven analysis, the scope of child care undersupply is coming into focus.

Learn the facts about family homelessness.

Explore this overview of family homelessness and learn why it is important for professionals to understand the definition of “homeless children and youth.” It is included in Section 725(2) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act [42 U.S.C. § 11435a(2)]. 

Respectful trusting partnerships with families can help early childhood professionals feel more satisfied with their work, and more confident and open in their interactions with families.

Safety, health, and financial stability are key to family well-being.

Making the transition to a new care and learning setting can have an impact on families. For both children and parents, transitions can lead to excitement and joy, and uncertainty and concerns.

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