The Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for foster children works to connect child welfare and early care and education systems in each county across the state to provide emergency child care vouchers, child care navigators, and trauma-informed care (TIC) training and coaching to child care providers. In January 2020, the Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) Research team began conducting a two-year study of the Bridge Program to determine lessons learned that could help guide continuous program improvement. This resource was shared during the fourth webinar in the Child Welfare and Early Childhood: Cross-Systems Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Young Children and Their Families series.
Video May 11, 2022
This recording is from the third part of the Home-Based Child Care Webinar Series.
Slide Deck May 11, 2022
This slide deck is from the third part of the Home-Based Child Care Webinar Series.
Report April 28, 2022
The BUILD Initiative is a national effort that advances state work on behalf of young children (prenatal through five), their families, and communities. BUILD staff partner with early childhood state leaders focused on early learning, health and nutrition, mental health, child welfare, and family support and engagement to create the policies, infrastructure, and cross-sector connections necessary for quality and equity. BUILD provides consultation, planning, and tailored implementation assistance, learning opportunities, resources, and cross-state peer exchanges. These efforts help state leaders improve and expand access to quality and promote equitable outcomes for our youngest children.