Massachusetts

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.

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.

FY 2018 National Program Integrity Webinar Series #2: State-Specific Strategies

This was the second webinar in the FY 2016-2017 national program integrity webinar series. During the presentation Massachusetts and Michigan provide state strategies to increase program integrity, identify fraud, and prevent fraud. The webinar closes with information related to additional program integrity resources.

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.

Combining Resources to Support Quality Out-of-School Time Programs

A new practice brief from NCASE, Combining Resources to Support Quality Out-of-School Time Programs, explores strategies for using multiple funding sources at the program and state levels as well as models for effectively combining CCDF with other funds to better support and sustain child care programs.

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 Policies that Support Business Practices of Child Care Providers

This brief provides an overview of strategies that States and Territories can employ to promote and strengthen business practices and leadership in early childhood settings. This resource, which draws on state examples, is divided into four key sections: Licensing; Quality Rating and Improvement Systems; Professional Development; and Resources.

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.