Webinar Series About Strategies for Building and Financing the Supply of High-Quality Child Care

The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (ECQA Center) is pleased to host a series of webinars about increasing the supply of and improving the quality of child care services for children in underserved areas, infants and toddlers, children with disabilities, and children who receive care during nontraditional hours.

This series is geared toward those interested in identifying gaps in the availability of child care in high-need communities, exploring rate strategies to finance child care at the state/territory and local levels, discussing the latest innovations with other states, and hearing about practical tools to support supply-building efforts. These national webinars are open to anyone who is interested.

Webinar Registration and Schedule

Interested individuals need to register for each webinar. Registration links are included with the session descriptions and details below.

Webinar Date/Time

Topic Covered

January 17, 2018

2:00–3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time [ET])

Building the Supply of High-Quality Child Care: An Overview

Introduction to strategies that states are using to build the supply of high-quality child care. To access the slides and recording, please visit this page.

February 13, 2018

2:00–3:30 p.m. ET

Identifying, Mapping, and Alleviating Child Care Deserts

Discussion about ways to identify child care supply shortages in high-need areas and the impact on communities. To access the slides and recording, please visit this page.

March 6, 2018

2:00–3:30 p.m. ET

Innovation in State and Local Finance

A discussion about state and local revenue-generation strategies that fund quality services for children. To access the slides and recording, please visit this page.

May 1, 2018

2:00–3:30 p.m. ET

Using Grants and Contracts, Payment Rates, and Financial Incentives To Increase Supply and To Improve Quality

Hear from states that have used different strategies related to provider payments, grants and contracts, and financial incentives. To learn more details and to register, please visit this website.

June 4, 2018

2:00–3:30 p.m. ET

Innovative Models To Build, Expand, and Sustain Quality Facilities and Services in High-Need Communities

Three localities will share how they are using creative ways to build and sustain the supply of child care in high-need communities. To learn more details and to register, please access this Web link.

If you have questions, please contact the ECQA Center at QualityAssuranceCenter@ecetta.info. To learn about resources and technical assistance opportunities from the ECQA Center, please visit our Web page.


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