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FY 2021 Program Integrity Webinar #4: Minimizing Fraud from the Inside Out

This webinar provided Lead Agencies with strategies for strengthening Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program integrity with evaluations of internal polices and processes and reviewed some tools that can be used to evaluate program compliance, fiscal accountability, and increase program integrity.

Data Trusts: Finding Data and Leveraging Partnerships in Your Jurisdiction

Finding existing openings on a real-time basis is difficult even in the best of times—now throw in a pandemic, wildfires, and a hurricane. This situation is one in which a data trust is meant to work. Partners identified which data pieces can be shared and how.

Data, Data, Everywhere: A New Look at Data-Driven Decision-Making

This panel, grounded in research and best practices, took a deep dive into three data-related issues: 1. Understanding provider data to make policy-informed decisions 2. Using a data trust to link data 3. Using innovative early care and education (ECE) business practices and data-sharing techniques. Topic experts and researchers shared information to spark ideas aimed at helping participants better understand data issues in their respective state, territory, or Tribe.

Supporting Diverse Populations Within the Early Childhood Workforce

Use this resource to support a diverse early childhood education workforce and help them serve the diverse populations of children and families in their communities. Explore related research, toolkits, and presentations. Find three state examples of ways to include diverse populations in workforce core knowledge and competencies.

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Consumer Education: Building Effective Websites That Meet CCDF Requirements --ARCHIVED

This webinar was hosted by the Office of Child Care (OCC) and the Child Care State Capacity Building Center (SCBC) on April 26, 2018. During this webinar, participants had the opportunity to do the following:

Professional Development for Child Care Licensors

The purpose of this document is to provide a framework that can be used by state, territory and tribal licensing administrators, managers, and trainers in creating professional development opportunities for child care licensing inspectors or licensors. Having a well-designed professional development plan helps ensure licensing staff have clear direction on the training and competency development needed to succeed in their positions and advance their careers as licensors.

A Guide to Support States and Territories’ Use of Child Care Licensing Data

States and Territories collect different types of data, including, for example, data captured by child care licensing and subsidy agencies and by quality rating and improvement systems. This guide focuses on one of these: administrative data related to child care licensing. Administrative data is information about individual children, families, service providers, and facilities that is collected and maintained as part of regular program operations.This guide will help CCDF/licensing Administrators assess current licensing data systems and identify needed changes.

Consumer Education: Information about Provider Monitoring and Oversight

This issue brief includes an overview of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 (CCDBG Act of 2014) requirements specific to consumer education and how States share provider-specific information; aggregate information about deaths, serious injuries, and abuse; and information about State licensing processes.

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.