Webinars and Videos

Publication Date: January 28, 2016

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Professional Development/Portable Credentials and Degrees for the Early Childhood and School-Age Workforce

October 2012
Explore how States and Territories use planning and policy to create progressive credentials for the early childhood (EC) and school-age workforce. Hear about key strategies to develop and support portable credentials and degrees: core knowledge and competencies, professional standards, higher education accreditation, and articulation.

New Findings About the State of Quality Rating and Improvement Systems

January 2013
This webinar is part of an Administration for Children and Families (ACF) series for State early childhood teams. The presentation will focus on research related to quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS), specifically featuring a discussion of the Office of Child Care’s (OCC) QRIS benchmarking project and highlighting tools available to evaluate and improve QRIS.

Trends in Child Care Regulation

November 2012
The webinar will provide an overview of the critical elements of a child care regulatory system and the ways that States differ in meeting these elements based on a recent review of State policies and standards. Technology issues and the ways that technology is being used to enhance the regulatory field will also be explored.

Expulsion and Suspension Prevention Webinar Series - Webinar 1

February 2015
This presentation focuses on the research and data trends observed over the last several years and highlights what is known and unknown about expulsion and suspension in early childhood settings.

Expulsion and Suspension Prevention - Webinar 2

February 2015
This presentation focuses on expulsion and suspension policies at the federal, state, and local level.

State Early Childhood Education Webinar Series

As part of the Department of Health and Human Services’ 50 State Technical Assistance Strategy, the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Inter-Departmental Liaison for Early Childhood Development and the Offices of Child Care and Head Start are presenting a series of webinars on topics we believe are of interest to state and national  early childhood leaders. The purpose of this series is to highlight innovative work in the states on key pieces of the Early Childhood Education (ECE) infrastructure and to share ideas and best practices among all ECE programs.

Trends in Building the Capacity of State Early Childhood Systems

January 2013
This webinar will discuss information found in a soon-to-be-released Administration for Children and Families (ACF) status report that covers the progress made on the State Advisory Council’s (SAC) legislatively required seven activities as well as the many different ways that SACs have advanced their plans beyond the SAC grant requirements.

The Role OF CCDF Subsidy Innovation in Early Childhood Systems

September 2012
This webinar is part of a series on topics of interest for state early childhood partners. Featuring research and state examples, this presentation focused on the role that CCDF subsidy policies and innovations play in increasing access to high quality early learning environments for children. The discussion focused on how continuity of care, consumer education, data integration and other elements play a role in building high quality early childhood systems.

State Advisory Councils Final Report and Implications for the Future

June 2015
Explore the State Advisory Councils final report and the implications for the future.

Worthy Work, Still Unlivable Wages

November 2014
As the kick-off to the workforce webinar series, the Office of Child Care hosted the Worthy Work Webinar to discuss the status of the workforce from "Worthy Work, Still Unlivable Wages," a new report released by the Center for the Study of Childcare Employment. This report brings forth data about the workforce and the progress made in 25 years.

Caring for Our Children Basics

February 2015
This presentation provides an overview on Caring for Our Children Basics.

Moving the Needle on Articulation - Progress From a Ten State Project

May 2015
Explore the progress from ten states aiming to improve articulation of college coursework and early childhood education degrees from two-year institutions to four-year institutions within the state by identifying and implementing various strategies that either directly or indirectly affect the intended goal.

Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!

May 2014
This webinar focuses on the topic of developmental screening and will help identify ways to continue to support and promote developmental screening in child care.

Improper Payments Error Rate Review Process Training

January 2015
Improper payments error rate review process training webinars

One Year Later: The First Anniversary of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014

November 2015
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This webinar highlights successes and resources from the first year since the CCDBG Act of 2014 was signed into law. The presentation reviews major topics and requirements in the law. It also includes presentations from Maine, Oregon, and South Carolina regarding child care policies aimed at implementing the law in each state. The webinar ends with a list of resources for all CCDF grantees working to implement the law.

Moving Forward with the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships

Hosted by the Office of Early Childhood Development
November 2015
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This webinar includes highlights, lessons learned, and early successes from the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grants, awarded in early 2015. The webinar includes both the national context as well as specific examples from Ohio and Georgia.

The Importance of Continuity of Child Care

November 2015
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This video describes changes in the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 that ensure greater continuity in child care. Continuity in child care is not only an essential support to working parents, but is also an important economic support for businesses and the community. Additionally, children benefit from continuity when they can form trusting, stable relationships with their caregivers.

The Benefits of Monitoring Child Care Settings

November 2015
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This video describes how new monitoring requirements of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 benefits children, parents, and child care providers.  All parents expect that child care will provide a healthy, safe environment where their children will learn and grow to their full potential.  Provisions of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 will help to ensure that these expectations are met.

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