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Washington

National Native American Heritage Month–Highlighting Innovative Professional Development Practices in Tribal Early Childhood Programs

This webinar celebrated National Native American Heritage Month by focusing on the topics of workforce and professional development (PD) within Tribal early childhood (EC) programs. The webinar included information about national-, regional-, and program-level support, research, and resources to enhance workforce efforts by American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) EC programs and staff. Participants heard about innovative strategies and PD initiatives from Tribal programs.

Where Are the Babies? Exploring Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care

The first of the 2020 Hot Topic webinars, this session explored considerations for designing a system of supports for family, friend, and neighbor (FFN)

Quality Improvement Systems That Support Children Across the Age Continuum

This interactive webinar session focus on child care quality initiatives that support programs serving children across the age continuum from infancy through age 12. It examined state policies, systems, and initiatives that are responsive to the unique needs of programs that serve infants, toddlers, and school-age children through a focus on quality.

Early Childhood Systems Building Resource Guide: Sustaining Gains

Early Childhood Systems Building Resource Guide: Sustaining Gains addresses sustainability and systems building. Topics covered are sustainability planning, implementation, and timelines. It also shares information about involvement of participants, partners, and consultants.

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.

Reframing CCDF Quality States

This resource highlights how states are reframing their Child Care and Development Fund quality initiatives, using examples from California, Georgia, Maryland, and Washington.

Washington State Department of Children, Youth & Families; Brief Overview of Projects Serving Vulnerable Children (July 2019)

This handout shares information about the projects serving vulnerable children in Washington State. The resource highlights the Early ECEAP, Child Welfare Child Care, Improving the Lives of Children experiencing homelessness, QRIS birth to three quality initiatives, and the Early Childhood Intervention and Prevention Services.

Supporting the Most Vulnerable: Washington Strategies for Increasing Access

This presentation highlights the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program. This resource shares information on child welfare, children experiencing homelessness and QRIS birth to age three quality initiatives. It also discusses Early Childhood Intervention and Prevention Services, which is programming for children and families exposed to trauma or ACEs.

Aprovechar los sistemas de educación superior para apoyar el acceso a las credenciales para trabajar con bebés y niños pequeños

Este seminario web explora ejemplos estatales sobre asociaciones entre cuidado infantil y educación superior para el desarrollo de credenciales sobre bebés y niños pequeños que representen un punto de entrada a educación adicional y a una jornada exitosa y accesible por rutas educativas y profesionales.   

Exploring Relationship-Based Professional Learning Approaches That Support Infant/Toddler Care

The third in the 2019 Hot Topic webinar series provided an overview of cultural responsiveness to support the needs of infants and toddlers in diverse child care settings. State- and program-level strategies were discussed. Participants expanded their knowledge of resources and opportunities related to cultural responsiveness and strengthened inclusive practices of I/T care in family child care homes; Early Head Start programs; and child care centers within their state, territory, or tribe.