In this blog on the Child Care Aware website, an early care and education leader goes from pondering the possibility of helping her own home-based care provider gain knowledge of early childhood education strategies to facilitating a conversation with national experts on the issues that impact this segment of the child care workforce.
This brief summarizes FFN strategies implemented by the second cohort of five grantees that started their testing and
learning experiments in 2017 (see Exhibit 1), and presents a cross-cutting summary of learnings and recommendations
for future informal care projects and the Packard Foundation’s grantmaking in this area.
This blog post provides an overview of several sessions from BUILD’s 2018 QRIS National Meeting from the point of view of a Connecticut participant. One of her main take-aways: “If you love children, you must leverage your view, your voice, and your visibility to improve the systems and quality of services for young children and families.
This blog post outlines why Infant Mental Health Consultation is a wise investment of Child Care Development Block Grant dollars. It describes what Infant Mental Health Consultation is, why it is important, and offers examples of it in use.
This presentation, from the 2018 QRIS National Meeting, covers state perspectives on revisions and implementation issues for the latest versions of the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS-3), the Infant-Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS-3) and the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale (FCCERS-3).
This blog post explores local-level Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) as one option for supporting families in their search for infant and toddler child care. The expansion of the Child Care and Development Block Grant opens many new opportunities for investment in strategies such as those profiled from Indiana and Illinois.