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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.

Promising Practices Shared by the 2017 Infant/Toddler Specialist Network Community of Practice

In early 2017, several states participated in a series of peer-to-peer calls to share experiences about the design and implementation of their infant/toddler specialist networks.The promising state practices listed in this resource are based on the information shared by state infant/toddler leads participating in the Infant/Toddler Specialist Network Community of Practice and have been reviewed and approved by CCDF Administrators.

Infant/Toddler Community of Practice: Sharing Initiatives from the Field

The third in a series of Hot Topics webinars, this session allows states to learn about practices used in the implementation of other states’ infant/toddler specialist networks, and explore these promising practices to identify potential opportunities for their own state's systems.

Relationship-Based Practices: Talking with Families About Developmental Concerns

Practice partnering with families in a safe virtual environment. Learn to make intentional choices about what to discuss with family members and how to respond to their feedback.

CCDF Health and Safety Requirements Brief #2: Administering Medications

This brief, one in a series of nine addressing health and safety requirements specified in the Child Care Development Block Grant Act of 2014, provides an overview of administering medications in center-based and home-based child care settings.  Licensing administrators and CCDF administrators may find the brief helpful as they begin to assess and consider future revisions to state standards for both licensed and license-exempt providers.

State Legislation and Early Childhood Systems, 2010-2015

States are successfully working with their legislatures and governors to pass legislation that supports comprehensive early childhood (EC) systems, with a focus on better integration of programs, policies, and services to benefit young children and their families. This report profiles six diverse States that have successfully passed legislation aimed at advancing their EC system. The State legislation profiled in this report illustrates a new era in EC policymaking. The provisions are designed to build a stronger and more coordinated system to serve young children and their families.

Consumer Education: Child Care Services and Resources for Choosing Care

This issue brief focuses on how to support families in choosing quality care and understanding a QRIS. Innovative state examples describe various ways to inform parents about what to look for when searching for child care, including guidebooks, checklists, videos, and public awareness campaigns. This is one of a series of four issue briefs that address Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 requirements and provide state examples and links to state Web sites that can serve as examples for States and Territories in enhancing their own consumer education efforts.

Consumer Education: Full Diversity of Support Services for Families

This issue brief provides examples and brief descriptions of state Web sites that effectively direct families to specific support services and other supplemental resources.