State-Level Professionals

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The reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 and the publication of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Final Rule provide both incentive and opportunity for states and territories to use high-quality family child care (FCC) as a supply-building strategy...

This resource explores the topic of subsystem integration as a way of improving the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of services delivered to the early childhood field.

On December 1, 2016 the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) facilitated a 20-...

The State Capacity Building Center Infant/Toddler Specialist Network has developed this resource to provide a snapshot of some of the ways States’ and Territories’ Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plans reflect infant/toddler quality efforts and initiatives.

This document explores state-local models of early childhood system governance, including common characteristics of state-local approaches, types of models, and the vision statements of eight States.

Links to multiple program design and management resources, including self-assessment and materials checklists; culturally and linguistically relevant laws, regulations and guidelines; and resources on community assessment and collaboration. 

This paper provides information on state and territory efforts to use contracts and grants with providers, beginning with an overview of States and Territories whose 2016–18 CCDF Plans indicate that they are currently using contracts and grants. Topics addressed include the following:

This presentation by the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance at the 2016 QRIS National Meeting, focused on strategies for including license-exempt family child care in the quality improvement system and an analysis of States’ existing support systems and opportunities for...

This presentation at the 2016 National Association for Family Child Care’s Family Child Care Institute included a dialogue about the various types of state, national, and federal standards that providers are required to meet.