The CCDBG Reauthorization Act of 2014 includes a requirement to design and develop a National Website to disseminate publicly available child care consumer education information for parents. The information on the website will help parents access safe and quality child care services in their community, with a range of price options, that best suits their family’s needs. The Act also includes a requirement to design and develop a National toll-free Hotline to allow persons to report (anonymously if desired) suspected child abuse or neglect, or violations of health and safety requirements, by an eligible child care provider.
This letter stresses the importance of providing home visiting services to homeless families and their young children within your tribal communities. Ensuring the well-being of our youngest children is essential to the work of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and our partners at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and is especially urgent when considering the vulnerability of young AIAN children who experience homelessness or housing instability.
This document details Zero to Three’s (ZTT) 30th National Training Institute (NTI), held this past December 2-4, 2015 in Seattle, WA, which brought together multidisciplinary professionals working in early care and education, home visiting, mental health, early intervention, child welfare, family support, social services, and health care for a conference focused on infant-toddler and family research, practice, and policy.
The Tribal Home Visiting Program is designed to develop and strengthen tribal capacity to support and promote the health and well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) families; expand the evidence base around home visiting in tribal communities; and support and strengthen cooperation and linkages between programs that service AIAN children and their families.