Child Care Technical Assistance Network
The Child Care Technical Assistance Network (CCTAN), funded through the Office of Child Care, promotes excellence in the administration of the Child Care and Development Fund program through high-quality, practical resources and approaches to building and supporting equitable child care systems. CCTAN develops and delivers TA focused on building early childhood and school-age program capacity and promoting best practices across communities, states, territories, and Tribes.
National Technical Assistance Centers
The following resources highlight the work of each CCTAN National Center. Each resource is available in English and Spanish.
The Child Care Automated Reporting System supports CCDF lead agencies in meeting federal reporting requirements and provides training on CARS functionality.
The Child Care Communications Management Center coordinates logistical and communication services and supports in-person and virtual events and other OCC activities.
The Child Care State Capacity Building Center (SCBC) coordinates all CCDF TA, provides specialized TA on specific topical areas, and manages OCC’s web systems.
The National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment provides training and TA to state, Territory, and Tribal CCDF lead agencies and their designated networks.
The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance supports state and community leaders in executing rigorous approaches to quality in all ECE settings.
The National Center on Subsidy Innovation and Accountability provides TA to CCDF programs in developing subsidy systems that are child-focused and family-friendly.
The Tribal Child Care Capacity Building Center helps Tribal grantees meet CCDF requirements and supports each Tribe’s goals through TA that respects its culture.