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FY 2019 Program Integrity Webinar #4: So You’ve Completed Your Fraud Investigation … Now What?

This program integrity webinar shared CCDF Lead Agency strategies related to appeals, hearings, recovery and sanctions. In addition to the NCSIA presentation, two states presented on the webinar; Utah shared their appeals and recovery strategies, while Alaska presented on their fraud claims process and recovery of improper payments. Several states participated in the open discussions surrounding appeals, recovery, intentional program violations (IPV) and fraud definitions.

Region VIII CCDF Fiscal Fundamentals

This January 2020 presentation for Region VIII Lead Agencies, titled CCDF Fiscal Fundamentals, provided an overview of the CCDF program from a fiscal management perspective, allowable uses of CCDF funds, priority funding, reporting, and budget considerations.

Access a recording of this webinar by visiting this YouTube link.

Early Childhood State Systems: Partnering with Higher Education to Build Flexible Career Pathways

This presentation explains how to develop successful partnerships with community leaders and higher learning institutes. It discusses ways to support new and non-traditional learners in the early childhood education (ECE) system. Strategies focus on using state governments to improve and expand ECE entry level professional education.

Posting Serious Incident Data and Child Care Inspection Reports: National Webinar

The first in the Child Care State Capacity Building Center's Consumer Education Hot Topic Webinar Series, this webinar focused on posting serious incident data and child care inspection reports online. The webinar included a discussion of CCDF requirements and an exploration of why it's important to highlight this information for families. The strategies and examples shared can help states and territories evaluate their websites and consider how they may be enhanced in these two areas. Examples and resources were shared with participants.

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.

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:

NCASE Summer Learning Brief

Find resources on program quality, funding, and a program spotlight in the NCASE Summer Learning Brief

High Quality Child Care Promotes Healthy Development, School Readiness, and School Success

Decades of research has documented what is referred to as the “summer slide" – the impact of summer vacation’s learning loss on the educational achievement of children, particularly low-income children. The achievement gap is not really a result of “summer slide” alone but the cumulative effect that begins with school readiness. View this fact sheet for research and statistics on the importance of high-quality care and summer learning.

Consumer Education: Full Diversity of Support Services for Families

This issue brief provides examples and brief descriptions of state Web sites that effectively direct families to specific support services and other supplemental resources.

Monitoring and Supporting License-Exempt Care: Case Studies

This issue brief shares the experiences of six States (AR, AZ, IN, ND, NM, and UT) that have begun to address the challenges of monitoring exempt care. In addition to describing their structures, the issue brief highlights their differences in needs, cultural diversity and compliance levels, efforts to retain exempt home providers, lessons learned, and how they cultivated support for policy changes. Though the issue brief is primarily focused on exempt homes, information about how these States oversee exempt centers is also addressed.