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Washington

Relationship-Based Practices: Talking with Families About Developmental Concerns

Practice partnering with families in a safe virtual environment. Learn to make intentional choices about what to discuss with family members and how to respond to their feedback.

State Early Childhood Systems: Examining Program Integration

This resource explores the topic of subsystem integration as a way of improving the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of services delivered to the early childhood field. It includes a conceptual frame for analysis that explains the relationship of integration to specific governance functions; defines and discusses the concepts of coordination, alignment, and integration, highlighting the importance of each to system development; and presents case studies and highlights of integration efforts from States.

CCDF Health and Safety Requirements Brief #4: Reducing the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Using Safe Sleeping Practices

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 reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and using safe sleeping practices 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 #9: Health and Safety Training

This brief, one in a series of nine addressing health and safety requirements specified in the Child Care Development Block Grant Act of 2014, provides an overview of health and safety training requirements for center-based and home-based child care settings.

CCDF Health and Safety Requirements Brief #1: Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases

This brief, one in a series of nine addressing health and safety requirements specified in the Child Care Development Block Grant Act of 2014, provides an overview of prevention and control of infectious diseases 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 #2: Administering Medications

This brief, one in a series of nine addressing health and safety requirements specified in the Child Care Development Block Grant Act of 2014, provides an overview of administering medications in 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 #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 #7: Handling, Storing, and Disposing of Hazardous Materials and Biological Contaminants

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 handling and storing hazardous materials 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.

State Legislation and Early Childhood Systems, 2010-2015

States are successfully working with their legislatures and governors to pass legislation that supports comprehensive early childhood (EC) systems, with a focus on better integration of programs, policies, and services to benefit young children and their families. This report profiles six diverse States that have successfully passed legislation aimed at advancing their EC system. The State legislation profiled in this report illustrates a new era in EC policymaking. The provisions are designed to build a stronger and more coordinated system to serve young children and their families.

Consumer Education: Child Care Services and Resources for Choosing Care

This issue brief focuses on how to support families in choosing quality care and understanding a QRIS. Innovative state examples describe various ways to inform parents about what to look for when searching for child care, including guidebooks, checklists, videos, and public awareness campaigns. This is one of a series of four issue briefs that address Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 requirements and provide state examples and links to state Web sites that can serve as examples for States and Territories in enhancing their own consumer education efforts.

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