The Office of Child Care supports our grantees in various ways. Among the most important is our training and technical assistance network. ACF’s Early Childhood Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) system, which launched in the fall of 2015, offers CCDF administrators information, tools, training, and other supports. The system brings together resources from child care, Head Start, and our health partners, and focuses on ensuring that all early childhood systems and programs have access to the highest quality materials.
By working with our partners in the states, tribes, and territories, we hope to create more efficient and effective ways to provide program leaders and teaching staff with consistent, high quality resources based on the latest evidence-based practices.
As of October 2015, the projects supporting child care technical assistance include:
- Child Care & Early Education Research Connections
- Child Care Communications Management Center
- Child Care State Capacity Building Center
- National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment
- National Center on Child Care Data and Technology
- National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning*
- National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness*
- National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance*
- National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement*
- National Center on Child Care Subsidy Innovation and Accountability
- National Center on Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships*
- National Center on Tribal Child Care Implementation and Innovation
*Center is jointly administered by the Office of Head Start