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.

Developmental Screenings, Collaboration, and Coordination for Comprehensive Services

The first webinar in the 2019 Hot Topic series provided a national overview of state and territory approaches to broaden developmental screenings and to strengthen collaborative partnerships for comprehensive services to support infants and toddlers in early care and education settings. Resources were shared to support coordination and developmental screening efforts within CCDF child care settings.

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.

State Strategies for Building the Supply of High-Quality Infant/Toddler Care

This fourth webinar in a six-part Hot Topics series supports States and Territories in identifying multiple strategies for building a supply of quality infant and toddler care, specifically in high-need areas.

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