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The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Final Rule (CCDF, 2016) provides incentive and opportunity to enhance and expand statewide quality activities to support infant–early childhood mental health (I–ECMH).

Early Educator Central: Pathways to Credentials and Degrees for Infant-Toddler Educators (https://earlyeducatorcentral.acf.hhs.gov) is an online initiative that supports infant and toddler workforce efforts at the state, regional, and...

The following questions are designed to help you consider the challenges to designing training and technical assistance that support best practices in infant and toddler child care settings. All questions may not be applicable to your plans for improving the quality of care.

As Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Lead Agencies consider how to use their resources to improve the quality of infant and toddler care through training and technical assistance, it is helpful to identify the characteristics that are most likely to make that assistance effective.

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.