Audio Conference: Using ARRA Funds for State Infant/Toddler Initiatives

May 18, 2010 | CLASP and the National Women's Law Center

This audioconference has already occurred. A recording is now available. A transcript will be posted soon.

To find out how states are using ARRA funds to improve infant/toddler care and to explore what impacts these initiatives and activities are having for children, families, providers, and communities, CLASP and the National Women's Law Center are hosting a free conference call.

Using ARRA Funds for State Infant/Toddler Initiatives will take place on Tuesday, May 18, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern.

ARRA provided $2 billion for the Child Care and Development Block Grant, including $93.6 million that was set aside for infant/toddler care. States have drawn on this ARRA funding to implement a variety of infant/toddler initiatives, including adding infant/toddler resource centers and specialists in communities, offering child care providers opportunities for training and education, supplying grants to enable providers to purchase equipment and materials, and more.

Additional details about the key provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act are available on our websites at www.clasp.org and www.nwlc.org/economicrecovery.

The call will be moderated by Danielle Ewen from CLASP and Helen Blank of the National Women's Law Center. Presenters for this call will include:

  • Evelyn Efinger, Infant Toddler Coordinator, Early Care & Learning Council, New York
  • Debi Mathias, Director of Bureau of Early Learning Services at the Office of Child Development and Early Learning, Departments of Education and Public Welfare, Pennsylvania
  • Wenda Singer, Program Consultant at the Office of Early Childhood Development, Department of Social Services, Virginia
  • Karen Schulman, Senior Policy Analyst, National Women's Law Center

We look forward to you joining us!

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