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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.

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.

Implementing Health and Safety Training Requirements

This resource was presented as part of the implementation sessions at STAM 2018.

A Guide to Support States and Territories’ Use of Child Care Licensing Data

States and Territories collect different types of data, including, for example, data captured by child care licensing and subsidy agencies and by quality rating and improvement systems. This guide focuses on one of these: administrative data related to child care licensing. Administrative data is information about individual children, families, service providers, and facilities that is collected and maintained as part of regular program operations.This guide will help CCDF/licensing Administrators assess current licensing data systems and identify needed changes.

State-Local Models and Approaches Designed to Build Strong Early Learning Systems: What States Have Learned

This document explores state-local models of early childhood system governance, including common characteristics of state-local approaches, types of models, and the vision statements of eight States.

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.