Core Knowledge and Competencies (CKC)

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This revised publication focuses on the development of statewide networks of infant/toddler (I/T) specialists.

This Article helps create monitoring strategies that meet the new CCDF requirements while addressing the special needs of infants and toddlers.

Successfully supporting better care for infants and toddlers in early care and education programs usually require states and territories to carefully examine their existing policies and practices in order to identify successes or gaps in services.

The reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 and the publication of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Final Rule provide both incentive and opportunity for states and territories to use high-quality family child care (FCC) as a supply-building strategy...

The Early Head Start–Child Care Partnership Grant, funded by the Office of Head Start within the Administration for Children and Families, U.S.

The following questionnaire and checklist are designed to help you think about the challenges of creating and maintaining a supply of high-quality care for infants and toddlers in your state or territory. Not all questions may be applicable to your plans for addressing this challenge.

The State Capacity Building Center Infant/Toddler Specialist Network has developed this resource to provide a snapshot of some of the ways States’ and Territories’ Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plans reflect infant/toddler quality efforts and initiatives.

Caring for Our Children Basics (CFOCB)1 represents the minimum health and safety standards experts believe should be in place where children are cared for outside their own homes, whether in a home-based program or center-based facility.

This issue brief provides examples and brief descriptions of state Web sites that effectively direct families to specific support services and other supplemental resources.

This research brief is a joint effort between the National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement (NCCCQI), a previous contract of the Office of Child Care, and the National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA).