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Brief

Engaging Family Child Care Providers in Quality Improvement Systems

This brief by the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance is a resource for local, regional, and state stakeholders invested in engaging family child care (FCC) and family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) providers in quality improvement initiatives and supporting this sector of the early childhood professional community.

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This brief by the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance is a resource for local, regional, and state stakeholders invested in engaging family child care (FCC) and family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) providers in quality improvement initiatives and supporting this sector of the early childhood professional community.

This paper discusses outreach strategies and efforts to engage FCC and FFN providers, and highlights how considering these providers’ unique characteristics can positively influence their ability and willingness to participate in quality improvement efforts.

Resource Type: 
Brief
Publication Date: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Topic/Subtopic: 
Quality Improvement
Provider Supports for Quality Improvement
Includes State Examples: 
No
Center Parent Folder: 
Provider Supports
Archived: 
Not Archived

Resources about Supports and Systems for Improving the Quality of Family Child Care

Given the growing recognition of family child care (FCC) as a significant sector of the early care and education (ECE) field, there is a need for understanding effective quality improvement approaches that engage and sustain provider participation in regulatory systems and quality improvement initiatives.

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States and Territories collect different types of data, including, for example, data captured by child care licensing and subsidy agencies and by quality rating and improvement systems. This guide focuses on one of these: administrative data related to child care licensing. Administrative data is information about individual children, families, service providers, and facilities that is collected and maintained as part of regular program operations.This guide will help CCDF/licensing Administrators assess current licensing data systems and identify needed changes. It explores new uses for licensing data, examines some strategies for dealing with common challenges, and provides additional resources for review and reference.

Resource Type: 
Brief
Publication Date: 
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Topic/Subtopic: 
Protecting Children's Health and Safety
Licensing Administration
Use of Technology and Data Systems
Includes State Examples: 
Yes
Center Parent Folder: 
Licensing Administration
Archived: 
Not Archived

Uso de Subvenciones y Contratos para Desarrollar y Estabilizar Prestaciones

Las agencias designadas pueden usar subvenciones de servicios directos o contratos para aumentar la cantidad de programas de cuidados infantiles de calidad para populaciones sin servicios suficientes y que están a mayor riesgo. Subvenciones y contratos crean continuidad de cuidado en programas de calidad al exigir de los proveedores que obtengan estándares más elevados y al ofrecer reembolsos estables y equitativos.

Ayudando mediante CCDF a niños en situación de desamparo por falta de vivienda

Jóvenes y menores sufriendo de desamparo por falta de vivienda forman parte del grupo que está a más riesgo.

Estrategias de los Estados para reducir errores de pagos indebidos en CCDF

Durante los últimos ocho años, los Estados han realizado un avance importante en reducir el índice de errores y el número de pagos indebidos en sus programas de cuidado infantil. En sus informes estatales sobre pagos indebidos (ACF-404), los Estados comparten prácticas que han utilizado para reducir errores, particularmente aquellos que llevan a pagos indebidos. Este informe resume muchas de las prácticas que los Estados han citado con los que han tenido más éxito.

Safe Sleep for Tribal Early Childhood Settings

This brief, a collaboration between the National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development and the Child Care State Capacity Building Center, addresses the causes of sudden infant deaths, the incidence of deaths in American Indian/Alaska Native communities, prevention strategies, and best practices for tribal early childhood programs.

Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery (EPRR) Discussion Brief Series

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 requires Lead Agencies to develop state- and territory-wide child care disaster plans. These plans must demonstrate how each state and territory will address the needs of children—including the need for safe child care—before, during, and after a major disaster or emergency, including a state of emergency declared by the governor.

How States and Territories Can Plan to Recover

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 requires Lead Agencies to develop state- and territory-wide child care disaster plans. These plans must demonstrate how each state and territory will address the needs of children—including the need for safe child care—before, during, and after a major disaster or emergency, including a state of emergency declared by the governor.

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