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Maryland

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.

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.

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.

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.