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Child Care State Systems Specialist Network

Child Care State Systems Specialist Network

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Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness plans help ensure child care programs and staff are prepared to react in a manner that protects the safety of children and staff when an emergency occurs. Emergency plans also establish mechanisms to help programs during the recovery phase and get businesses “up and running” as soon as possible, which promotes continuity of care and reduces the risks of clientele and income loss.

State Systems Resource Guide

The OCC Systems Building Resource Guide is designed to provide an overview of key system-building issues to support Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State Administrators (SAs) in pursuing system-building initiatives.

CCDF Fundamentals

The CCDF Fundamentals resource provides information on the CCDF program which provides funds to States, Territories, and Tribes to assist low-income families, families receiving temporary public assistance, and those transitioning from public assistance in obtaining child care so they can work or attend education/training programs.

State Profiles

The state profiles include demographic information about the children, families and child care in each state, as well as contact information for the state agencies involved in child care. The profiles also contain links to additional state and national resources.

State Systems Specialists Network Resources and Information

This Webinar is part 1 of 6 in the Child Care State Systems Specialist Network’s (CCSSSN) series of Emergency Preparedness and Response Webinars. The Webinar addresses the most important features of, and participants in, a comprehensive emergency preparedness plan.

This Webinar, “Subsidy Issues: Planning for the Continuation of Child Care Services” is part 2 of 6 in CCSSSN’s series of Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) Planning Webinars.

Natural disasters and emergencies can be emotionally devastating and cause property damage that can be costly to repair. Child care programs are not immune to these risks and should plan and prepare for any event (minor as well as catastrophic) that may disrupt the day-to-day operations of their child care businesses. Emergency plans help ensure child care programs and staff are prepared to react in a manner that protects the safety of children and staff when an emergency occurs. This guide is available in English and en Español.
Child development describes the process of children accruing the ability to do increasingly difficult or complex activities as they grow older. Child development is separated into five categories: cognitive, language, motor, sensory, and social and emotional. Parents and other adults, such as grandparents and child care providers, play important roles in a child’s development. The environment is also an important factor in development because it stimulates learning. Providing stable relationships that are socially and emotionally nurturing, and environments that are safe and age appropriate are essential to healthy human development. Parents and providers may have questions about how to support children’s development and how to establish developmentally appropriate environments. This resource guide is designed to help parents and providers find information about the following child development topics: developmental milestones, social and emotional development, early learning, promoting cultural diversity and inclusion, health and safety, teaching materials and learning activities, curricula, and book distribution lists. Download the PDF (in English or en Español) below to learn more.

This tool helps States and Territories begin or expand their emergency preparedness planning efforts to include other key partners in the State orTerritory. Links to additional information and contact information is also available for some of the agencies (marked with an asterisk).

After an emergency or disaster, communities have to recover from the damage left behind by the event.

Early care and education can play an important role in helping children overcome traumatic events. Child care providers and educators may be the first to recognize signs of distress in children and may have the resources to refer them for specialized help.

This document provides contact information and links to the Emergency Management Agency in States and Territories across the United States.

This Webinar, “Training and Technical Assistance Supports for Child Care Providers” is part 4 of 6 in the Child Care State System Specialist Network’s (CCSSSN’s) series of Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) Planning Webinars.

This Webinar, Licensing Regulations and Policies for Emergency Planning and Response (EPR) is part 3 of 6 in the Child Care State System Specialist Network’s (CCSSSN’s) series of Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) Planning Webinars. Topics covered

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