Facilitating Compliance with State Standards
Lead Agencies may be asked the following with regard to compliance with state standards:
- What activities does your state fund with CCDF quality funds to facilitate child care providers’ compliance with state health and safety requirements? These requirements may be related to inspection, monitoring, training, compliance with health and safety standards, and with state licensing standards.
- Does the state provide financial assistance to support child care providers in complying with minimum health and safety requirements? If yes, which types of providers can access this financial assistance?
- Describe the measurable indicators of progress relevant to this activity that the state will use to evaluate its progress in improving the quality of child care programs and services within the state and the data on the extent to which the state has met these measures.
Resources: Compliance with State Standards
Additional information is available in Establish Standards and Monitoring Processes to Ensure the Health and Safety of Child Care Settings.
For additional resources on compliance with state standards and the monitoring process, refer to the following:
- Mapping the Early Care and Education Monitoring Landscape (2017), by the Child Care State Capacity Building Center and the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance.
- Coordinated Monitoring in Early Care and Education: Benefits and Strategies Webinar (2016), by the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance.
- Consumer Education: Information about Provider Monitoring and Oversight (2015), by the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance.