Training and Technical Assistance Providers

Many professionals are key to supporting children’s access to high-quality care from birth through school age. They provide this support through technical assistance and training, administration, consumer education, health and mental health services, and other activities. The following resources are designed to support these professionals.

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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.

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:

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 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.

On December 1, 2016, the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance hosted a webinar about coordinated monitoring in early care and education. The webinar highlighted the recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture Joint Statement on...

On October 18, 2016 the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) hosted a webinar designed to explore strategies for building sustainable quality improvements, ways to engage school-age programs, create standards, select assessment tools, and provide support.

The Provider Cost of Quality Calculator (PCQC) is an easy-to-use, dynamic Web-based tool from the Office of Child Care’s (OCC) National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement (NCCCQI), available for use by state and territory policymakers to help them understand the costs associated with high-...