Alaska

Health and Safety Standards

This session explores how standards can be adopted, adapted, or aid in assisting the Tribal Lead Agency in creating its own standards. This session incorporates all provider categories including relatives. 

Health and Safety Standards by Provider Category

This session takes a deeper look at Direct Services, categories of care (provider categories), provider agreements, and §98.41(d) group size, ratios, and teacher qualifications. See related resources.

Plenary Session 3: Connecting People to Their Potential Through Partnership

This session featured panelists from the Cook Inlet Tribal Council discussing their innovative approach to addressing and measuring outcomes across programs at the family level.

National Native American Heritage Month–Highlighting Innovative Professional Development Practices in Tribal Early Childhood Programs

This webinar celebrated National Native American Heritage Month by focusing on the topics of workforce and professional development (PD) within Tribal early childhood (EC) programs. The webinar included information about national-, regional-, and program-level support, research, and resources to enhance workforce efforts by American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) EC programs and staff. Participants heard about innovative strategies and PD initiatives from Tribal programs.

Fiscal Management Question-and-Answer Series

During two fiscal management question and answer (Q&A) sessions, the National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development discussed various fiscal management topics, including the CARES Act spending requirements, obligation and liquidation strategies, and strategies to maintain effective communication between fiscal staff and program staff.

CCDF Standard Notice of Award (NOA)

The Office of Grants Management (OGM), in collaboration with the Office of Child Care, hosted this national webinar which was designed to give background information and an overview of the new ACF Notice of Award (NOA) letter.

FY 2019 Program Integrity Webinar #4: So You’ve Completed Your Fraud Investigation … Now What?

This program integrity webinar shared CCDF Lead Agency strategies related to appeals, hearings, recovery and sanctions. In addition to the NCSIA presentation, two states presented on the webinar; Utah shared their appeals and recovery strategies, while Alaska presented on their fraud claims process and recovery of improper payments. Several states participated in the open discussions surrounding appeals, recovery, intentional program violations (IPV) and fraud definitions.

Early Childhood State Systems: Partnering with Higher Education to Build Flexible Career Pathways

This presentation explains how to develop successful partnerships with community leaders and higher learning institutes. It discusses ways to support new and non-traditional learners in the early childhood education (ECE) system. Strategies focus on using state governments to improve and expand ECE entry level professional education.

Supporting Diverse Populations Within the Early Childhood Workforce

Use this resource to support a diverse early childhood education workforce and help them serve the diverse populations of children and families in their communities. Explore related research, toolkits, and presentations. Find three state examples of ways to include diverse populations in workforce core knowledge and competencies.

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Overview: State Child Care Licensing Regulations for Summer Programs and Camps

This document provides an overview of some general characteristics of state child care licensing regulations for summer programs and day camps. The information is based on a scan of regulations in 17 states (Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin), selected because of their geographic diversity. The data was drawn from the National Database of Child Care Licensing Regulations.