Webinar on September 25: Developing and Implementing an Effective Statewide Child Care Disaster Plan

In recognition of September as National Disaster Preparedness Month, the recent disaster and ongoing response to Hurricane Harvey in Texas, and the potential threat of Hurricane Irma, the Office of Child Care (OCC) and Child Care State Capacity Building Center (SCBC) will cohost this webinar.

The webinar will explore what state and territory Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) administrators, partners, and stakeholders need to know to ensure that children have safe child care before, during, and after emergencies and disasters and that child care providers have adequate procedures and guidelines in place to prepare and respond.

It will include a discussion of the CCDF emergency preparedness policies, which are clarified in the CCDF final rule. SCBC staff members will highlight new emergency preparedness, response, and recovery resources, and they will also share plans for an upcoming peer learning forum to support the development or enhancement of your state or territory plan.

The webinar date and time is Monday, September 25, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Webinar participants can register on this website.

Contact the State Systems Specialist Network at CapacityBuildingCenter@ecetta.info if you have any questions about the webinar. National Preparedness Month information and materials can be accessed via this Web link.

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

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Adoption and implementation of early childhood program best practices