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Many States and Territories have identified a goal of revising state licensing requirements. Implementing a successful change initiative requires a thorough assessment of the process, required resources, timing, challenges and context.

States’ licensing systems are operating under competing pressures to both improve the health and safety of children in child care while maximizing administrative cost efficiencies.

The purpose of this research brief is to report on the licensing requirements and policies of family child care home licensing for all 50 States and the District of Columbia.

The purpose of this research brief is to report on the licensing requirements and policies of child care center licensing for all 50 States and the District of Columbia.

After an emergency or disaster, communities have to recover from the damage left behind by the event.

This document contains a list of links to State emergency preparedness and response guides, as well as links to state and national trainings on emergency preparedness and response topics.

To support the Office of Child Care’s and the Office of Head Start’s priority of a strong early childhood (EC) and school-age (SA) workforce, the PDW Center developed the Strengthening the EC and SA Workforce briefs, guide, presentation, and tool. These resources are designed to help State/...
This presentation provides an overview of information about contracts through the child care subsidy program funded by CCDF.

This self-assessment tool can help leaders examine current practices and consider how best to promote continuity of care in their State/Territory. Areas to examine include subsidy policies, licensing regulations, quality rating and improvement systems, and professional development.

This resource is a planning and implementation guide for State/Territory teams as they develop and strengthen an aligned professional development system (PDS).