Leadership and Coordination

Leadership and coordination are essential to supporting and encouraging collaboration among the state and federal public agencies that provide early and school-age care and education. The following resources provide information about program governance, building partnerships, and engaging stakeholders.

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In January, 2015, CCDF State and Territory Administrators attended a meeting regarding the recent reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant.

In January, 2015, CCDF State and Territory Administrators attended a meeting regarding the recent reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant.

In January, 2015, CCDF State and Territory Administrators attended a meeting regarding the recent reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant.

In January, 2015, CCDF State and Territory Administrators attended a meeting regarding the recent reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant.

Several factors influence the administration and implementation of Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) services, including the existing programmatic and governance structure of the CCDF Lead Agency and other early childhood services.

The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program is state-operated and county-administered in 12 States: CA, CO, GA, MN, NC, ND, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA, WI; and the District of Columbia.

Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Lead Agencies are encouraged to coordinate the delivery of child care, early childhood, and school-age services.

Early childhood professionals (such as child care providers, teachers, consultants) receive federal and state funding to provide a variety of services to children in low-income working families.

High-quality prekindergarten programs serve as building blocks for children’s education and help prepare young children for school.

In States and communities throughout the country, public-private partnerships are flourishing.