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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/Combinación de Recursos para Apoyar Programas de Calidad Fuera del Horario Escolar

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

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:

Interpretive Guides for Child Care Licensing Regulations

Interpretive guides for their child care licensing regulations generally help child care licensing staff understand the purpose of licensing requirements and the methods they should use to assess facilities’ compliance with the requirements. Child care providers can also use these guidelines to help them understand how they will be assessed during licensing inspections. This document presents information about seven States that have their interpretive guidelines on a public website.

NCASE Summer Learning Brief/Informe sobre aprendizaje durante el verano

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

CCDF Health and Safety Requirements Brief #6: Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning

This brief, one in a series of nine addressing health and safety requirements specified in the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, provides an overview of emergency preparedness and response planning for center-based and home-based child care settings. Licensing administrators and CCDF administrators may find the brief helpful as they begin to assess and consider future revisions to state standards for both licensed and license-exempt providers.

CCDF Health and Safety Requirements Brief #5: Building and Physical Premises Safety

This brief, one in a series of nine addressing health and safety requirements specified in the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, provides an overview of building and physical premises safety for center-based and home-based child care settings. Licensing administrators and CCDF administrators may find the brief helpful as they begin to assess and consider future revisions to state standards for both licensed and license-exempt providers.

CCDF Health and Safety Requirements Brief #8: Transportation of Children

This brief, one in a series of nine addressing health and safety requirements specified in the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, provides an overview of transportation requirements for center-based and home-based child care settings. Licensing administrators and CCDF administrators may find the brief helpful as they begin to assess and consider future revisions to state standards for both licensed and license-exempt providers.

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.

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.

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