State CCDBG Plans to Expand Monitoring and Technical Assistance

Dec 22, 2009


The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) is the largest source of federal funding for child care available to states. Every two years, states must lay out their plans for using all CCDBG funds to help low-income families access child care and to improve the quality of child care for all children, including infants and toddlers. Below are examples of promising child care licensing, subsidy, and quality enhancement policies and initiatives supporting infant/toddler care as reported by states in their FFY 2008-2009 CCDBG plans.

Actions taken by states to expand monitoring and technical assistance included:


Training licensing staff on infant and toddler development

  • Arizona reported that child care licensing staff received training on infant mental health. In 2006, licensing staff received 16 hours of training from the Arizona Infant Toddler Institute.


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