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Virtual Infant-Toddler and School-Age Child Care Institute (ITSACC): Bridging the Child Care Continuum Through Policy and Practice

The ITSACC Institute is designed to build the capacity of professionals working to manage and support child care systems, particularly those focused on infant-toddler or school-age care policies and practices implemented under the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program. The Office of Child Care (OCC) has announced that the 2019 virtual ITSACC Institute will start with a kickoff webinar on Quality: An Equity Lens Across the Age Continuum on October 2, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). OCC Director Shannon Christian will provide a welcome and the keynote speaker, Dr. Aisha Ray, Professor Emerita at the Erikson Institute and Distinguished Fellow at the BUILD Initiative, will discuss the importance of using a racial equity lens in our quality initiatives to support children across the age continuum. A series of three topical webinars will follow in November, December, and January:

  • Webinar 1: November 13, 2019, 1:00–2:30 p.m. (ET): Family Child Care (FCC): Supporting Quality
  • Webinar 2: December 11, 2019, 1:00–2:30 p.m. (ET): Quality Improvement Systems that Support Children Across the Age Continuum
  • Webinar 3: January 8, 2020, 1:00–2:30 p.m. (ET): Trauma and Resilience: The Role of Child Care Providers

The ITSACC Institute will be relevant to a broad range of participants, including state agency staff; 21st Century Community Learning Center leadership; child care resource and referral staff; Infant-Toddler Specialist Network leadership; Infant and early childhood mental health leadership; statewide afterschool networks and National AfterSchool Association state affiliate leadership; national child care organization personnel; professional development leadership; and quality rating and improvement system leadership.

 

Visit the ITSACC Institute website for more information and registration.