SCBC Infant/Toddler Specialist Network Hot Topic Webinars

The Child Care State Capacity Building Center (SCBC) Infant/Toddler Specialist Network will host a series of 1-hour Hot Topic Webinars on the 3rd Wednesday of each month beginning on July 19 and running through December 20, 2017. Each webinar will be held from 1:30–2:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).

Descriptions of the scheduled topics are as follows.

Homelessness: Requirements and Resources

This webinar will take a close look at the requirements in the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 for services to families experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Resources for planning and implementing services for families will be shared.

Date and time: Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 1:30–2:30 p.m. ET

Register: https://ccsssn.adobeconnect.com/homelessness/event/registration.html

Resources To Support Health and Wellness Policies for Infant/Toddler Care

This webinar will outline health and safety policies for centers and family child care providers that promote best practices for the care of infants and toddlers. Best practices, resources, and checklists will be shared.

Date and time: Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 1:30–2:30 p.m. ET

Register: https://ccsssn.adobeconnect.com/healthwellnesspolicies/event/registration.html

Infant/Toddler Community of Practice: Sharing Initiatives From the Field

This webinar will provide an opportunity for six States to share exciting infant/toddler initiatives that support quality, access, and supply-building. Learn the benefits of participating in a community of practice and connect with State peers.

Date and time: Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 1:30–2:30 p.m. ET

Register: https://ccsssn.adobeconnect.com/communityofpractice/event/registration.html

State Strategies for Infant/Toddler Supply-Building

This webinar will support States and Territories in identifying multiple strategies for building a supply of quality infant and toddler care, specifically in high-need areas.

Date and time: Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 1:30–2:30 p.m. ET

Register: https://ccsssn.adobeconnect.com/statestrategies/event/registration.html

Infant/Toddler Mental Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach

This webinar will provide a national overview of States’ infant early childhood mental health (I-ECMH) systems-building efforts. The essential building blocks of an I-ECMH system will be presented, along with State examples, promising practices, trends, and innovations.

Date and time: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 1:30–2:30 p.m. ET

Register: https://ccsssn.adobeconnect.com/mentalhealth/event/registration.html

Six Essential Practices for Quality Infant/Toddler Care

This webinar will explore six essential practices for high-quality infant/toddler care. Learn the basics of continuity of care, primary care, small groups, individualized care, inclusion, and cultural responsiveness. Resources for additional information will also be shared.

Date and time: Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 1:30–2:30 p.m. ET

Register: https://ccsssn.adobeconnect.com/sixessentialpractices/event/registration.html

The Child Care State Capacity Building Center works with State and Territory leaders and their partners to create innovative early childhood systems and programs that improve results for children and families. Its priorities are enhancing the effectiveness of programs implemented under the Child Care and Development Fund and improving the quality and affordability of child care services that meet the needs of low-income working parents.

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Office of Child Care

Administration for Children and Families

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Mary E. Switzer Building, Fourth Floor, MS 4425

330 C Street, S.W.

Washington, DC  20201

General office number: (202) 690-6782

Fax: (202) 690-5600

General email: occ@acf.hhs.gov

Website: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/occ