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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. SCBC focuses on enhancing the effectiveness of programs implemented under the Child Care and Development Fund, improving the quality and supply of infant-toddler services, and advancing the development of early childhood systems. 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 Infant/Toddler Specialist Network, Intensive Capacity Building Network, and State Systems Specialist Network.

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Announcements

We are pleased to share several new resources from the Child Care State Capacity Building Center (SCBC). ...

The State Capacity Building Center is sponsoring a new cohort of Emerging State Leaders: Leading Change and Influencing People, a peer learning forum for emerging state leaders...

Highlighted Resources

Emergency Preparedness plans help ensure child care programs and staff are prepared to react in a manner that protects the safety of children and staff when an emergency occurs. Emergency plans also establish mechanisms to help programs during the recovery phase and get businesses “up and running” as soon as possible, which promotes continuity of care and reduces the risks of clientele and income loss.

The OCC Systems Building Resource Guide is designed to provide an overview of key system-building issues to support Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State Administrators (SAs) in pursuing system-building initiatives.

The State Legislation and Early Childhood Systems, 2010-2015 report profiles six diverse States that have successfully passed legislation aimed at advancing their EC system.

The state profiles include demographic information about the children, families and child care in each state, as well as contact information for the state agencies involved in child care. The profiles also contain links to additional state and national resources.

State Success Stories

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This series helps promote essential program practices to ensure quality within family child care and center-based programs that serve infants and toddlers. It addresses the following topics:

One of a series highlighting essential program practices for infant/toddler care, this resource communicates the importance of small groups for infants and toddlers. It provides rationale for the practice and the role it plays in helping to promote positive child outcomes.

One of a series highlighting essential program practices for infant/toddler care, this resource communicates the importance of individualized care for infants and toddlers. It provides rationale for the practice and the role it plays in helping to promote positive child outcomes.

One of a series highlighting essential program practices for infant/toddler care, this resource communicates the importance of inclusion of infants and toddlers with disabilities and other special needs.

One of a series highlighting essential program practices for infant/toddler care, this resource communicates the importance of culturally sensitive care for infants and toddlers.

One of a series highlighting essential program practices for infant/toddler care, this resource communicates the importance of continuity of care for infants and toddlers.

Child development describes the process of children accruing the ability to do increasingly difficult or complex activities as they grow older. Child development is separated into five categories: cognitive, language, motor, sensory, and social and emotional. Parents and other adults, such as grandparents and child care providers, play important roles in a child’s development. The environment is also an important factor in development because it stimulates learning. Providing stable relationships that are socially and emotionally nurturing, and environments that are safe and age appropriate are essential to healthy human development. Parents and providers may have questions about how to support children’s development and how to establish developmentally appropriate environments. This resource guide is designed to help parents and providers find information about the following child development topics: developmental milestones, social and emotional development, early learning, promoting cultural diversity and inclusion, health and safety, teaching materials and learning activities, curricula, and book distribution lists. Download the PDF (in English or en Español) below to learn more.

Child development describes the process of children accruing the ability to do increasingly difficult or complex activities as they grow older. Child development is separated into five categories: cognitive, language, motor, sensory, and social and emotional. Parents and other adults, such as grandparents and child care providers, play important roles in a child’s development. The environment is also an important factor in development because it stimulates learning. Providing stable relationships that are socially and emotionally nurturing, and environments that are safe and age appropriate are essential to healthy human development. Parents and providers may have questions about how to support children’s development and how to establish developmentally appropriate environments. This resource guide is designed to help parents and providers find information about the following child development topics: developmental milestones, social and emotional development, early learning, promoting cultural diversity and inclusion, health and safety, teaching materials and learning activities, curricula, and book distribution lists. Download the PDF (in English or en Español) below to learn more.

One of a series highlighting essential program practices for infant/toddler care, this resource communicates the importance of primary care for infants and toddlers.

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.

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