Child Care State Capacity Building Center
The Child Care State Capacity Building Center (SCBC) works with State and Territory leaders and their partners to create innovative early childhood systems and programs that improve results for children and families. Its priorities are enhancing the effectiveness of programs implemented under the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) and improving the quality and affordability of child care services that meet the needs of low-income working parents. SCBC focuses on enhancing the effectiveness of programs implemented under the Child Care and Development Fund, improving the quality and affordability of child care services that meet the needs of low-income working parents. Guiding principles include the following:
- Effective State-level technical assistance establishes credibility and expertise, builds partnerships, and develops systemic capacity from Child Care and Development Fund Administrators to child care providers.
- Context matters. Effective capacity building requires understanding and respecting each organization's history, values, and vision.
Services are available through the SCBC's Impact Capacity Building Network, Infant/Toddler Specialist Network, Intensive Technical Assistance Network, Special Projects Team, State Systems Specialist Network, and ChildCare.gov.
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