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Perspectives from the Field on Implementing Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

This webinar was presented as part of the Office of Child Care social and emotional wellness initiative. The session was held on February 12, 2021 and included a presentation from the Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) about how states and territories are integrating IECMHC as a social-emotional support strategy into their mixed-delivery system of early care and education. Two states in different stages of implementation shared how and why they chose to pursue IECMHC as a strategy within their state.

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.

Trauma and Resilience: The Role of Child Care Providers

This interactive webinar focused on the effect of trauma on children’s learning. It addressed the role of teachers and providers using resilience building strategies to support children across the age continuum.

Consumer Education: Building Effective Websites That Meet CCDF Requirements --ARCHIVED

This webinar was hosted by the Office of Child Care (OCC) and the Child Care State Capacity Building Center (SCBC) on April 26, 2018. During this webinar, participants had the opportunity to do the following:

Supporting Families Experiencing Homelessness: Requirements and Resources

On October 19, 2017 the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) hosted a webinar facilitated by colleagues from the National Center on Child Care Subsidy Innovation and Accountability and the Child Care State Capacity Building Center.  During this interactive session, participants had the opportunity to:

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.

Homelessness: Requirements and Resources

This first in a series of Hot Topics webinars examined the requirements in the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 for services to families experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Resources for planning and implementing services for families were shared and discussed.

State Policies that Support Business Practices of Child Care Providers

This brief provides an overview of strategies that States and Territories can employ to promote and strengthen business practices and leadership in early childhood settings. This resource, which draws on state examples, is divided into four key sections: Licensing; Quality Rating and Improvement Systems; Professional Development; and Resources.

Monitoring License-Exempt CCDF Homes

This issue brief explores decision points in developing a monitoring system, including requirements; inspections; and processes for responding to violations, complaints, referrals, and appeals. Caseloads, number of providers, and compensation and support systems for monitors and supervisors are discussed as factors that influence the cost of implementing a monitoring system. Four monitoring models are described and state examples are provided.

Monitoring and Supporting License-Exempt Care: Case Studies

This issue brief shares the experiences of six States (AR, AZ, IN, ND, NM, and UT) that have begun to address the challenges of monitoring exempt care. In addition to describing their structures, the issue brief highlights their differences in needs, cultural diversity and compliance levels, efforts to retain exempt home providers, lessons learned, and how they cultivated support for policy changes. Though the issue brief is primarily focused on exempt homes, information about how these States oversee exempt centers is also addressed.