Connecticut

Supporting Recovery: Region I Framework for Supporting Providers After the COVID-19 Pandemic

In June, four Region 1 states participated in an overview and discussion about the Region 1 Common Framework for use of federal relief funds for child care. State staff discussed why they came together and how the framework has supported planning, communication, and implementation of provider grants in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC): A Prevention-Based Approach to Supporting Social and Emotional Wellness in Early Care and Education Settings

This article provides information on implementation of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) partnerships and implementation strategies. Implementation of IECMHC partnerships has a significantly positive impact on both professionals and children. The article also includes state examples and a landscape of IECMHC implementation in different states. 

Systems Building Resource Guide: Stakeholder Communications

One of the key responsibilities of the CCDF

Early Childhood Systems Building Resource Guide: Stakeholder Communications

Early Childhood Systems Building Resource Guide: Stakeholder Communications shares the importance of communication plans and the value of communicating and engaging with stakeh

Early Childhood Systems Building Resource Guide: Sustaining Gains

Early Childhood Systems Building Resource Guide: Sustaining Gains addresses sustainability and systems building. Topics covered are sustainability planning, implementation, and timelines. It also shares information about involvement of participants, partners, and consultants.

ECE Workforce: Addressing Challenges, Removing Barriers, and Inspiring Creative Ideas

This presentation shares an overview of the current early childhood education workforce. The resource shares strategies to increase the current early childhood workforce qualifications. It highlights a specific apprenticeship model as an example of supporting the early childhood workforce.

Exploring Relationship-Based Professional Learning Approaches That Support Infant/Toddler Care

The third in the 2019 Hot Topic webinar series provided an overview of cultural responsiveness to support the needs of infants and toddlers in diverse child care settings. State- and program-level strategies were discussed. Participants expanded their knowledge of resources and opportunities related to cultural responsiveness and strengthened inclusive practices of I/T care in family child care homes; Early Head Start programs; and child care centers within their state, territory, or tribe.

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:

State Strategies for Building the Supply of High-Quality Infant/Toddler Care

This fourth webinar in a six-part Hot Topics series supports States and Territories in identifying multiple strategies for building a supply of quality infant and toddler care, specifically in high-need areas.

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Using Contracts and Grants to Build the Supply of High Quality Child Care: State Strategies and Practices

This paper provides information on state and territory efforts to use contracts and grants with providers, beginning with an overview of States and Territories whose 2016–18 CCDF Plans indicate that they are currently using contracts and grants. Topics addressed include the following: