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Minnesota

Data Integration and Data Governance Structures That Support Consumer Education Websites

This webinar addressed concepts such as data privacy and security, collection and distribution, sharing and linking, and much more. Participants learned how their data can align with CCDF consumer education requirements, provide valuable information to families, enhance their state’s knowledge of important data practices, and help them take the next step in their “data journey.”

Ask Me Anything: Don’t Forget about School-Age Child Care in Your Consumer Education Website

This thirty-minute follow-up session answered questions that states and territories raised in the webinar. Participants submitted questions prior to the session, and the experts prepared responses.

Don’t Forget about School-Age Child Care in Your Consumer Education Website

This webinar explored data and resources around supporting school-age child care and examined how to leverage the state consumer education website. Participants learned about available resources, ways to collaborate with other systems to support school-age child care, and saw examples on how some states have utilized their consumer education websites to highlight school-age child care options.

Supporting Cultural Responsiveness in Diverse Child Care Settings Serving Infants and Toddlers

This second webinar in the 2019 Hot Topic series provided an overview of cultural responsiveness to support the needs of infants and toddlers in diverse child care settings. State- and program-level strategies were discussed and participants expanded their knowledge of resources and opportunities related to cultural responsiveness and strengthened inclusive practices of infant/toddler care in family child care homes; Early Head Start programs; and child care centers within their state, territory, or tribe.

Overview: State Child Care Licensing Regulations for Summer Programs and Camps

This document provides an overview of some general characteristics of state child care licensing regulations for summer programs and day camps. The information is based on a scan of regulations in 17 states (Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin), selected because of their geographic diversity. The data was drawn from the National Database of Child Care Licensing Regulations.

Infant/Toddler Community of Practice: Sharing Initiatives from the Field

The third in a series of Hot Topics webinars, this session allows states to learn about practices used in the implementation of other states’ infant/toddler specialist networks, and explore these promising practices to identify potential opportunities for their own state's systems.

Promising Practices Shared by the 2017 Infant/Toddler Specialist Network Community of Practice

In early 2017, several states participated in a series of peer-to-peer calls to share experiences about the design and implementation of their infant/toddler specialist networks.The promising state practices listed in this resource are based on the information shared by state infant/toddler leads participating in the Infant/Toddler Specialist Network Community of Practice and have been reviewed and approved by CCDF Administrators.

Promising Practices for Out-of-School Time Licensing and License-Exempt Systems/Voces desde el Campo: practicas prometedoras para licencias de tiempo fuera de la escuela y sistemas exentos de licencias

This practice brief, Promising Practices for Out-of-School Time Licensing and License-Exempt Systems, shares emerging strategies and promising practices on preparation and supportive policies for providers, PD require­ments, and license-exempt monitoring.  It features state examples from Minnesota and New Hampshire and insights on OST licensing.

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.

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.