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National Center on Child Care Subsidy Innovation and Accountability

The National Center on Child Care Subsidy Innovation and Accountability (SIAC) provides technical assistance to Child Care and Development Fund programs in developing child care subsidy systems that are child-focused, family-friendly, and fair to providers. SIAC works with grantees to help them reach goals related to subsidy eligibility, integrating quality and subsidy, strengthening program integrity, payment rules, rate setting, and other policies and practices that support providing high-quality care to more children from low-income families.

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The National Center on Subsidy Innovation and Accountability (NCSIA) is pleased to announce the release of new and updated resources that support states and territories in the implementation of Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program requirements on criminal background checks. These and...

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Criminal background check resources are available that break down the requirements into easier to understand language.

The Cost Estimation Tool for Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) Services is designed to help EHS-CCP grantees and their child care partners plan for the cost of delivering comprehensive Early Head Start (EHS) services to children enrolled in child care homes and centers.

Financing and Budgeting for Early Care and Education Facilities provides information about how to budget for and secure funds to purchase and maintain quality facilities. State leaders will find this guidebook a helpful resource to pass along to child care programs in their States. This guide supports leaders in being innovative in acquiring unique sources of funds to make improvements to existing facilities or to build new ones.

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This resource was created to ease the burden of finding criminal background check contact information for other states. The National Center on Child Care Subsidy Innovation and Accountability will update and re-post this list on a quarterly basis.   ​

The Office of Child Care (OCC) and the National Center on Child Care Subsidy Innovation and Accountability (SIAC) co-hosted the National Criminal Background Checks Webinar Series.

This resource highlights key requirements of the criminal background check requirements from the CCDBG Act of 2014 and the CCDF Final Rule. 

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This PowerPoint presentation provides highlights and information about background check requirements under the Child Care and Development Fund.

Las agencias designadas pueden usar subvenciones de servicios directos o contratos para aumentar la cantidad de programas de cuidados infantiles de calidad para populaciones sin servicios suficientes y que están a mayor riesgo.

Jóvenes y menores sufriendo de desamparo por falta de vivienda forman parte del grupo que está a más riesgo.

Durante los últimos ocho años, los Estados han realizado un avance importante en reducir el índice de errores y el número de pagos indebidos en sus programas de cuidado infantil.

Approaches to managing wait lists vary. For example, some Lead Agencies complete comprehensive eligibility determinations prior to placing families onto the waiting list.

When the demand for child care assistance is greater than available funds, the State may need to manage enrollment in the child care subsidy program.

This practice brief, Promising Practices for Out-of-School Time Licensing and License-Exempt Systems, shares emerging strategies and promising practices on preparation and supportive policies for providers, PD require­ments, and license-exempt monitoring.  It features state examples from Minnesota and New Hampshire and insights on OST licensing.

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