Innovative Home-Based Child Care Workforce Strategies

This breakout session on child care workforce strategies was presented at the 2022

FY 2022 National Program Integrity Webinar Series #2: Identifying, Measuring, and Communicating Results of CCDF Program Integrity Activities

This webinar shared strategies for using available program data to accurately identify, measure, and describe the results of program integrity activities. It provided an overview of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program requirements related to program integrity, proposed clues to identify what activities to measure, shared strategies for how to measure success in innovative ways, and offered examples of how to effectively communicate results. Vermont’s Lead Agency shared their experience using program integrity to improve their CCDF program.

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.

Vermont’s Early Multi-Tiered System of Supports

This document from Vermont’s Agency of Education discusses the multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) that was implemented by the state. This handout covers MTSS as it relates to inclusion goals, alignment with the K-12 system, and professional development.

Supporting Each and Every Young Child and Family’s Full and Equitable Participation: Vermont Guiding Principles

This document from Vermont’s Agency of Education outlines the Guiding Principles for Vermont’s interactions with children and families. The principles include statements for the child and family, and how to best serve their health, mental health, safety, happiness, and success.

Perspectives from the Field on Implementing the Pyramid Model

This webinar was presented as part of the Office of Child Care social and emotional wellness initiative. The session was held on February 9, 2021 and included a presentation from the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations about how states and territories are integrating the Pyramid Model as a social-emotional support strategy into their mixed-delivery system of early care and education. Two states in different stages of implementation shared how and why they chose to pursue the Pyramid Model as a strategy within their state.

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.

Supporting Positive Social-Emotional Climates in Out-of-School Time Webinar – Part II

On November 7, 2019, the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment hosted the second part of the webinar series “Supporting Positive Social-Emotional Climates in Out-of-School Time.”  This interactive session included promising practices from a recently concluded 10 state Professional Learning Group. Topics included:

Collaboration Between CCDF and TANF to Meet the Needs of Low-Income Working Families

Collaboration Between CCDF and TANF to Meet the Needs of Low-Income Working Families outlines why collaboration with TANF is important and the beginning steps in collaboration.

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.