NCECQA Licensing Professional Development Series

Last Reviewed Date
March 30, 2023

The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance's Licensing Professional Development Series is designed exclusively for state, territory, and Tribal licensing staff to hear from guest speakers who are subject matter experts on key topics. These professional development opportunities are designed to support states, territories, and Tribes develop and implement effective licensing practices. Topics covered can help licensing and license-exempt staff and partners consider new child care policies and regulations and implement best practices and requirements as child care recovers from the pandemic.

Balancing Technical Assistance and Enforcement as Part of a Strong Licensing Foundation

This webinar can help strengthen practices to achieve a positive impact on children in out-of-home care through effective monitoring, enforcement, and technical assistance.

Role and Responsibility of Licensing in Achieving Equity in the Early Childhood System

This webinar explains equity in the early childhood system and outlines considerations that licensing systems should consider in support of equity. 

Effective Quality Assurance Strategies

This webinar  discusses supporting quality assurance efforts, establishing formal quality assurance processes, and using administrative data.

Building Relationships Together: The ABCs of Healthy Licensor-Provider Relationships

This webinar discusses how appreciation and respect play a role in healthy relationships; how regulatory authority impacts licensor/provider interactions; and how care settings present different stressors for both the licensor and provider.

Regulation Theories of Monitoring and Innovations in Licensing

This webinar discusses monitoring and observation visits in Tennessee, including quality rating and improvement system redesign, staff alignment, and additional quality supports.