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.

Profiles of Innovation: Out-of-School Time Workforce Supports

This Profile of Innovation highlights innovative strategies that CCDF Lead Agencies are leading to support the needs of the OST workforce. 

2021 PDG B-5 Annual Meeting- Infusing Equity into Early Childhood State Systems

This session focused on how to increase racial equity at the state level through leadership preparation, data, and professional development strategies. The National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education (NAECS-SDE) discussed its equity work, the work on equity by a few other states, and how state leaders can get involved.

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.

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.

FY 2020 Program Integrity Webinar #4: Tips and Tools for Managing CCDF and CARES Act Funds

This webinar provides an overview of CCDF program and CARES Act funds and explains the difference between these two funding streams; provides tips and tools for managing, spending, and tracking these two funding streams; and debuts a budget calculator. A presenter from Michigan’s State Budget Office presents on their experience piloting the tool.

Rate Setting: Do you have the right data for the task?

This presentation identifies data needed for rate setting. This resource helps participants understand and prepare for cost analysis. It also shares other state’s experiences in gathering and using data for rate setting and assists participants in making sure that studies are valid and reliable.

Subsidy Eligibility in American Indian and Alaska Native Child Care and Development Fund Programs: Part II

This webinar was hosted by the National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development on May 29, 2018 as part of a webinar series on subsidy administration. The webinar provides an overview of Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) subsidy eligibility for Medium- and Large-Allocation American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) CCDF grantees. Topics include CCDF continuity of care, grantee median income, and graduated phase-out.  

Infant–Early Childhood Mental Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach

This webinar provides a national overview of States’ infant early childhood mental health (I-ECMH) systems-building efforts. The essential building blocks of an I-ECMH system are presented, along with state examples, promising practices, trends, and innovations.

How to Develop and Support a Strong Afterschool & Summer Workforce

On September 14, 2017 the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) and the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL) facilitated a webinar where participants: