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Inclusion of Young Children with Disabilities: A Critical Quality Indicator for Early Childhood Education Webinar

The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance hosted this national webinar on September 20, 2022, to learn about inclusion research, laws, policies, and practices as well as the disparities that exist in access to inclusive settings based on race and category of disability.

Statewide Infant/Toddler Specialist Networks; A State Profile Compendium

This resource highlights the approaches states and territories use to operate statewide networks of Infant/Toddler Specialists. This compendium of state profiles is intended to share details regarding the functions, approaches, and promising practices of such networks.

Inclusion of Young Children with Disabilities: A Critical Quality Indicator for Early Childhood Education

This brief explores the importance of inclusion for young children with disabilities and the relationship between inclusion and quality in early childhood education. The brief includes a table with state examples of inclusion-related indicators in Quality Rating and Improvement Systems, and a list of related resources.

Tips for Completing a Narrow Cost Analysis

Facilitated by the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance in collaboration with the National Center on Subsidy Innovation and Accountability and P5 Fiscal Strategies, this webinar gave participants an opportunity to learn

Early Childhood Systems Building Resource Guide: Strategic Plans

Early Childhood Systems Building Resource Guide: Strategic Plans defines strategic planning and discusses the elements of a strategic plan. It outlines key concepts of strategic planning such as: partners to involve, dangers to avoid, and how to speed up implementation. This guide links strategic planning and systems building.

Reframing CCDF Quality States

This resource highlights how states are reframing their Child Care and Development Fund quality initiatives, using examples from California, Georgia, Maryland, and Washington.

Partnering with Parents to Access and Maintain Subsidy in Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships

Explore this resource for key messages, strategies, and examples for programs and their local partners to promote the use of child care subsidies among families in Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships. Find tips for what parents need to know, and how to work with parents to access and maintain child care subsidies.

This document is also available in Spanish.

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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State Early Childhood Systems: Examining Program Integration

This resource explores the topic of subsystem integration as a way of improving the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of services delivered to the early childhood field. It includes a conceptual frame for analysis that explains the relationship of integration to specific governance functions; defines and discusses the concepts of coordination, alignment, and integration, highlighting the importance of each to system development; and presents case studies and highlights of integration efforts from States.

Creating a Successful Formula To Engage School-Age Programs in Quality Improvement Webinar

On October 18, 2016 the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) hosted a webinar designed to explore strategies for building sustainable quality improvements, ways to engage school-age programs, create standards, select assessment tools, and provide support. Participants learned about national trends and promising practices from two states and shared strategies to build a system that works.