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Increasing Workforce Compensation Implementation Guide: Immediate Relief for the Workforce

Guidance from the Office of Child Care (OCC) strongly recommends CCDF Lead Agencies use funds to expand access to high-quality child care by implementing strategies to increase provider compensation. This resource can help Lead Agencies rebuild their early childhood and school-age care workforce through the use of  ARP Act funding.

Data, Data, Everywhere: A New Look at Data-Driven Decision-Making

This panel, grounded in research and best practices, took a deep dive into three data-related issues: 1. Understanding provider data to make policy-informed decisions 2. Using a data trust to link data 3. Using innovative early care and education (ECE) business practices and data-sharing techniques. Topic experts and researchers shared information to spark ideas aimed at helping participants better understand data issues in their respective state, territory, or Tribe.

Innovations and Data Sharing

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has hit child care programs hard. CCDF lead agencies have an opportunity to help stabilize the child care market and to make certain that all families have access to all ECE services they need. This breakout involved a high-level discussion of data-sharing strategies that CCDF lead agencies can implement among providers, CCDF administrative programs, and other ECE stakeholders.

Region VIII CCDF Fiscal Fundamentals

This January 2020 presentation for Region VIII Lead Agencies, titled CCDF Fiscal Fundamentals, provided an overview of the CCDF program from a fiscal management perspective, allowable uses of CCDF funds, priority funding, reporting, and budget considerations.

Access a recording of this webinar by visiting this YouTube link.

Where Are the Babies? Exploring Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care

The first of the 2020 Hot Topic webinars, this session explored considerations for designing a system of supports for family, friend, and neighbor (FFN)

FY 2020 Program Integrity Webinar #1: An Introduction to CCDF Program Integrity

This webinar covered the fundamentals of program integrity and an overview of what program integrity is in CCDF, why it’s important, and the benefits of increasing program integrity strategies in the child care program. Specific topics presented and discussed included:

Aprovechar los sistemas de educación superior para apoyar el acceso a las credenciales para trabajar con bebés y niños pequeños

Este seminario web explora ejemplos estatales sobre asociaciones entre cuidado infantil y educación superior para el desarrollo de credenciales sobre bebés y niños pequeños que representen un punto de entrada a educación adicional y a una jornada exitosa y accesible por rutas educativas y profesionales.   

Collaboration Between CCDF and TANF to Meet the Needs of Low-Income Working Families

Collaboration Between CCDF and TANF to Meet the Needs of Low-Income Working Families outlines why collaboration with TANF is important and the beginning steps in collaboration.

Posting Serious Incident Data and Child Care Inspection Reports: National Webinar

The first in the Child Care State Capacity Building Center's Consumer Education Hot Topic Webinar Series, this webinar focused on posting serious incident data and child care inspection reports online. The webinar included a discussion of CCDF requirements and an exploration of why it's important to highlight this information for families. The strategies and examples shared can help states and territories evaluate their websites and consider how they may be enhanced in these two areas. Examples and resources were shared with participants.

Integrating Systems of Care through CCDF to Support High Quality Infant/Toddler Care

This webinar explored promising state and territory strategies and lessons learned for integrating infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH) and systems of care (SoC) within infant/toddler initiatives.