Leadership and Coordination Resource Page
The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) final rule outlines regulations for implementing the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 and administering the CCDF program. In developing the Tribal CCDF Plan the Tribal Lead Agency is required to consult with representatives of the local and Tribal government, as well as conduct a public hearing for the community to comment on the provisions of child care services under the Tribal Plan.
The final rule also requires American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) CCDF grantees to coordinate, to the extent practicable, on the development of their CCDF Plans and the provision of services with the Lead Agency in the state(s) in which they will carry out the CCDF program. AI/AN CCDF grantees are also required to coordinate the provision of CCDF services, to the extent practicable, with other federal, state, local, and Tribal child care and childhood development programs.
This resource page provides resources from the Tribal Child Care Capacity Building Center related to CCDF leadership and coordination, including Tribal CCDF management systems.
CCDF Administrative Requirements
- CCDF Final Rule: Overview for AI/AN CCDF Grantees (Handout)
- Child Count Declaration Frequently Asked Questions (Handout)
- Conducting Your Triennial Child Count (Handout)
- Tribal Administrators' Resource Notebook (Tool - Archived)
- Policies and Procedures Checklist for Child Care and Development Fund Tribal Lead Agencies (Handout)
- Roadmap to Reauthorization Implementation Planning Tool (Handout)
- Roadmap to Reauthorization Self-Assessment Tool for Small-Allocation AI/AN CCDF Grantees (Handout)
- Roadmap to Reauthorization Self-Assessment Tool for Medium- and Large-Allocation AI/AN CCDF Grantees (Handout)
Management Systems (Training Resources)
- Implementing the Tribal Child Care Management Systems Framework in Your Program (Presentation slides)
- Guide to Implementing the Tribal Child Care Management Systems Framework (Guide)
- Tribal Management Institute 2019 (Training resources)
- Virtual TSTAM 2020 Event Recordings and Resources (Training resources)
- What Does the Tribal Child Care Management Systems Framework Look Like for Your CCDF Program? (Handout)
- Comparison: Tribal Child Care and Development Fund and American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Requirements (Handout)
- Tribes and States Working Together: CCDF Coordination Requirements, Benefits, and Successful Models (Presentation slides)
- State-Tribal Coordination: Considerations and Strategies for Consultation and Collaboration (Webinar recording)
- Tribal and State Coordination: Guiding Questions for States to Consider (Handout)
- Tribal and State Coordination: Guiding Questions for Tribes to Consider (Handout)
Additional Tools and Resources
- Tribal CCDF Contacts by State (Handout)
More from the Child Care Technical Assistance Website
The Office of Child Care's Child Care Technical Assistance website provides training, resources, and materials to stakeholders at the state, Tribal, regional, and local levels to support high-quality services for children and families. The following Office of Child Care's National Centers have a variety of resources to support coordination efforts:
- Child Care State Capacity Building Center (SCBC): SCBC provides resources and technical assistance focused on enhancing the effectiveness of programs implemented under the CCDF, improving the quality and supply of infant/toddler services, and advancing the development of early childhood systems. SCBC supports systems building, state-Tribal collaboration, and the coordination of early childhood systems and services.
- Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC): Local Early Childhood Partnerships: The Office of Head Start (OHS) helps young children from low-income families prepare to succeed in school through local programs. Head Start and Early Head Start programs promote children's development through services that support early learning, health, and family well-being. This topic area provides strategies and promising practices to support children and their families within Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships and other local partnerships, such as pre-K. Training and technical assistance (T/TA) staff and EHS-CC Partnership grantees and their child care partners will find resources about partnerships, family child care, and regulations and standards. Also find tools and materials around administration, research, and evaluation.
- National Center on Subsidy Innovation and Accountability (NCSIA): NCSIA provides resources and technical assistance focused on developing child care subsidy systems that are child-focused, family-friendly, and fair to providers. NCSIA has resources regarding coordination and partnerships to support subsidy system implementation.
The Tribal Child Care Capacity Building Center can help you navigate the many resources available through the Office of Child Care's Child Care Technical Assistance website.