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

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.

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.

The American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Monitoring Toolkit was developed to support AI/AN CCDF grantees with the design and implementation of monitoring and enforcement systems.  The toolkit includes the following components:

This webinar was hosted by the National Center on Child Care Data Reporting (NCDR)  and the National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development on December 12, 2017 as part of a webinar series for new American Indian and Alaska Native Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Administrators.&

This webinar was hosted by the National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development on November 28, 2017 as part of a webinar series for new American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Administrators. The presentation focused on fiscal requirements in th

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

This video demonstrates positive interactions between a monitor and provider and serves as a model for conducting a Child Care Center monitoring visit.

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

This guide provides general information for those beginning to administer or oversee American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) CCDF programs, bringing together the technical and practical aspects of AI/AN CCDF administration. References to specific federal regulations and guidance documents

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