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Options for Quality Activities

The CCDBG Act and CCDF final rule require states to fund at least one of the following 10 quality activities that will improve the quality of child care services provided in the state. In the CCDF Plan, Lead Agencies indicate which of the following quality improvement activities their state will invest in:

  1. Supporting the training and professional development of the child care workforce
  2. Improving development or implementation of early learning and development guidelines by providing technical assistance to eligible child care providers
  3. Developing, implementing, or enhancing a tiered quality rating and improvement system
  4. Improving the supply and quality of child care programs and services for infants and toddlers
  5. Establishing or expanding a statewide system of child care resource and referral services
  6. Facilitating compliance with state requirements for inspection, monitoring, training, and health and safety standards
  7. Evaluating and assessing the quality and effectiveness of child care programs and services offered in the state
  8. Supporting accreditation
  9. Supporting state or local efforts to develop or adopt high-quality program standards relating to health, mental health, nutrition, physical activity, and physical development
  10. Carrying out other activities determined by the state to improve the quality of child care services, so long as a measurement of outcomes relating to improved provider preparedness, child safety, child well-being, or entry to kindergarten is possible
Professional Development and Workforce information
Additional Information
Information and requirements for training and professional development and early learning and development guidelines are found in Recruit and Retain a Qualified and Effective Child Care Workforce. The other quality activities are discussed in the following tabs.


[1] CCDBG Act of 2014 658G(b); Child Care and Development Fund, 45 C.F.R. § 98.53(a) (2016).