CCDBG Topical Input SessionInformation on the November 1, 2016, public and stakeholder topical input session for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) 2017–18 Quality Improvement Expenditure Plan.
November 1, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
On November 1, 2016, the California Department of Education (CDE) hosted a topical input session to receive public and stakeholder input regarding development of the CCDBG 2017–18 Quality Improvement Expenditure Plan.
Child Care & Development Fund (CCDF) Re-Authorization
The CCDBG and the Final Rule are available from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care Web site.
Quality Improvement Budget Stakeholders Meeting Regarding CCDBG (PDF)
November 1, 2016, presentation by Cecelia Fisher-Dahms, Administrator, CDE, Early Education and Support Division (EESD), at the Quality Improvement Budget Stakeholders meeting regarding the CCDBG.
The topical input session was held at the following locations.
Kings County Office of Education –
Lemoore Service Center
Marin County Office of Education
Merced County Office of Education – Early Education Department
Sacramento County Office of Education
– David P. Meaney Education Center
|San Diego|| San Diego County Office of Education
CA Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing
7575 Metropolitan Drive, Room 110-14
San Diego, CA 92008
San Mateo County Office of Education
Santa Barbara County Office of Education
Shasta County Office of Education – Professional Development Center
|9:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
|State requirements for development of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Quality Improvement Expenditure Plan and process for the input session.|
|9:30 a.m.–9:40 a.m.
State required to maintain a record of substantiated parental complaints & makes info available to the public upon request. [CCDBG (658E(c)(2)(C) and 45 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 98.32]
|9:40 a.m.–10:10 a.m.
||Consumer Education Information||
Information on availability of subsidized child care services; quality of providers; information on State Web site, regarding licensing process, background checks, monitoring and Inspections, and offenses that prevent serving as a child care provider; other programs for families that receive financial assistance; Special Education, research and best practices on children’s development; State policies regarding social-emotional behavioral health of children; and Information on developmental screening. [CCDBGA (658E(c)(2)(E) and 45 CFR 98.33]
|10:10 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
Training and Professional Development Requirements
Enable providers to promote social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of children and improve the knowledge and skills of the workforce; be conducted on an on-going basis, provide for progression of professional development which may include postsecondary education, reflect current research and best practices, and improve the quality of, and stability within, the child care workforce; be developed in consultation with the State Advisory Council and may engage training providers in aligning training opportunities; incorporates knowledge and application of State’s Early Learning Guidelines (ELGs, i.e., Foundations), health and safety standards, and social-emotional behavior intervention models; be accessible to providers supported through Indian tribes/organizations receiving CCDF; to extent practicable, are appropriate for different age groups, English learners, children with disabilities, and Native Americans; and information on number of hours of training required annually. [CCDBG 658E(c)(2)(G) and 45 CFR 98.44]
|10:45 a.m.–10:50 a.m.||Health and Safety Training Topics||Applicable to child care providers that provide services to children of subsidized families [CCDBG 658E(c)(2)(I) and 45 CFR 98.41(a)(1)]|
|10:50 a.m.–10:55 a.m.
Early Learning and Development Guidelines (ELGs)
|Maintain ELGs that are research-based, Implemented in consultation with the State Department of Education and State Advisory Council, and updated as determined by the state. [CCDBG 658E(c)(2)(T) and 45 CFR 98.53(a)(2)]|
|10:55 a.m.–11:05 a.m.
||Business Technical Assistance||Develop and implement strategies to strengthen business practices of child care providers to expand supply and improve quality [CCDBG 658E(c)(2)(V) and 45 CFR 98.16(z)]|
|11:05 a.m.–11:10 a.m.||Homeless Children and Families||Provide training & technical assistance on identifying and serving homeless children & their families [CCDBG (658E(c)(3)(B)(i) and 45 CFR 98.51]|
|11:10 a.m.–11:15 a.m.||Child Care Resources and Referral System||
Use funds to support system of local/regional child care Resources and Referrals
Local/regional organizations shall:
|11:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.||Activities to Improve the Quality of Child Care||
Must include at least one of the following:
In addition to testimony at the topical session, written testimony will be accepted no later than Wednesday, November 30, 2016, and submitted by mail, fax, or e-mail. When submitting your written testimony on a topic, please refer to the act or regulation listed in the above description.
- By Mail: Written comments on the quality improvement expenditures should be addressed to:
Quality Expenditure Budget Coordinator
Early Education and Support Division
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 3410
Sacramento, CA 95814
- By E-mail: Please use the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- By Fax: Please use the following fax number for written comments: 916-323-6853
If you have any questions about the topical input session, please contact the EESD at 916-322-6233, or via e-mail at email@example.com.