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National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development

The National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development assists Tribal grantees with the administration and implementation of Child Care and Development Fund programs. The Center's activities, expertise, and resources support Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations in their efforts to increase the quality, affordability, and availability of child care in Native American communities.

Targeted technical assistance services support more than 539 Federally recognized Tribes, either directly or through Tribal consortia. These services include a toll-free information and referral line, development and dissemination of information and technical assistance materials, a peer learning and leadership network, national and regional webinars and other in-person and distance-learning technical assistance events, onsite and remote consultations with program administrators, and promotion of Tribal-State collaboration and linkages between States, Tribes, and local early childhood and school-age care education programs.

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Highlighted Tools and Resources

The Monitoring Tribal Child Care Homes Video demonstrates positive interactions between a monitor and provider and serves as a model for conducting a Tribal Child Care Home monitoring visit.

The Monitoring Child Care Centers Video demonstrates positive interactions between a monitor and provider and serves as a model for conducting a Child Care Center monitoring visit.

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The Monitoring Your Tribal CCDF Center Video demonstrates positive interactions between a monitor and provider and serves as a model for conducting a Tribal CCDF Center monitoring visit.

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American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) grantees may use CCDF funds for construction or major renovation of child care facilities upon requesting and receiving approval from the Office of Child Care.  These presentations were developed by the...

The Roadmap to Reauthorization Self-Assessment and Implementation Planning Tool was released as part of the 2017 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Final Rule Cluster Trainings for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) CCDF grantees.  The tool was designed to provide AI/AN...

This webinar was hosted by the National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development on June 5, 2018 as part of a webinar series on subsidy administration. The webinar provides an overview of Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) equal access requirements for Medium- and Large-Allocation...

This webinar was hosted by the National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development on May 29, 2018 as part of a webinar series on subsidy administration. The webinar provides an overview of Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) subsidy eligibility for Medium- and Large-Allocation...

This webinar was hosted by the National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development on May 22, 2018 as part of a webinar series on subsidy administration.  The webinar provided an overview of Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)...

This document lists contact information for all administrators of tribal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) programs.

This webinar was hosted by the National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development  and the Child Care State Capacity Building Center in April 2018. The presentation focused on regional promising practices, opportunities, challenges, benefits, and lessons learned about the important...

This guide provides general information on fiscal administration and accountability issues related to the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program, including basic financial management and grants management principles. It is a valuable...

The presentation provides information on monitoring requirements in the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) final rule and focuses on skills and strategies for conducting monitoring visits. Topics include planning for monitoring, conducting monitoring visits, working with providers, and...

The presentation provides information on monitoring requirements in the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) final rule and focuses on the components of an effective monitoring and enforcement system. Topics include standards, policies and procedures, licensing, monitoring, and enforcement....

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