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Health and Safety Presentations - Reauthorization Meeting

In January, 2015, CCDF State and Territory Administrators attended a meeting regarding the recent reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss key provisions in the law, effective dates and timelines for implementation, State plan processes, and new Federal reporting requirements.

This page contains the presentations and relevant statutory references for the Health and Safety track of the meeting.

Welcoming and Opening Remarks - Reauthorization Meeting

In January, 2015, CCDF State and Territory Administrators attended a meeting regarding the recent reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss key provisions in the law, effective dates and timelines for implementation, State plan processes, and new Federal reporting requirements.

This page contains the agenda and the Opening Remarks PowerPoint presentation from the meeting.

Subsidy Policy Presentations - Reauthorization Meeting

In January, 2015, CCDF State and Territory Administrators attended a meeting regarding the recent reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss key provisions in the law, effective dates and timelines for implementation, State plan processes, and new Federal reporting requirements.

This page contains the presentations and relevant statutory references for the Subsidy Policy track of the meeting.

National Overview of CCDF Services Administration and Governance

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 following is information about the overall administration of CCDF services and its integration with other state and federal services for children and families.

Extending and Aligning Redetermination Periods

Extending eligibility redeterminations to 12 months or more provides both financial stability for families and continuous early care and education for children.

Early Care and Education: State Governance Structures in States with State-Operated and County-Administered CCDF

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. This table lists the administering agencies for key early care and education functions—child care subsidy, licensing, quality initiatives, Head Start collaboration, state-funded prekindergarten, IDEA (Parts B and C), and home visiting—in these States.

Benchmarks for Quality Improvement: Measuring Progress in State and Territory Program Quality Improvement Efforts

The Benchmarks for Quality Improvement (BQI) were developed to assist States and Territories in assessing and measuring progress in program quality improvement systems and to assess their current status in improving their early education and school-age care quality.

Increasing Quality in Early Care and Education Programs: Effects on Expenses and Revenues

The Provider Cost of Quality Calculator (PCQC) is an easy-to-use, dynamic Web-based tool from the Office of Child Care’s (OCC) National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement (NCCCQI), available for use by state and territory policymakers to help them understand the costs associated with high-quality early care and education.

Contemporary Issues in Licensing: Enforcement and Approaches to Illegally-Operating Providers

In a series of reports about contemporary issues in licensing, this report focuses on defining and identifying child care providers operating illegally, the enforcement of States’ statutes, and methods used to support providers in becoming licensed. It provides examples of enforcement practices, including the use of law enforcement and monetary penalties.