Quality Activities

Policy ToolState and Territory Approaches to Improving the Supply and Quality of Child Care Programs and Services for Infants and Toddlers

The Child Care State Capacity Building Center’s Infant/Toddler Specialist Network developed this resource to provide a snapshot of selected ways states’ and territories’ Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plans reflect infant/toddler quality efforts and initiatives. The purpose of this resource is to provide a synopsis of plans to improve the supply and quality of child care programs and services for infants and toddlers to meet CCDF 3 percent quality set-aside requirements. State and territory leads and infant/toddler partners can use this document to do the following:


  • Identify strengths and opportunities for infant/toddler child care quality improvement
  • Review other state and territory approaches to using infant/toddler quality set-aside funds
  • Learn about state and territory practices for improving the supply and quality of infant/toddler child care programs and services
  • Explore the measurable indicators that states and territories will use to evaluate progress in improving quality for infants and toddlers