FY 2018–19 Quality Improvement Expenditure PlanInformation on the October 5, 2017, public and stakeholder topical input session for the fiscal year (FY) 2018–19 Quality Improvement Expenditure Plan.
Public and Stakeholder Topical Input Sessions
October 5, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
On October 5, 2017, the California Department of Education (CDE) will host a topical input session to receive public and stakeholder input regarding development of the FY 2018–19 Quality Improvement Expenditure Plan for Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) expenditures and other Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG) quality improvement (QI) expenditures.
Child Care & Development Fund (CCDF) Re-Authorization
The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (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 QRIS (PDF)
October 5, 2017, presentation by Cecelia Fisher-Dahms, Administrator, CDE, Early Learning and Care Division (ELCD), at the Quality Improvement Budget Stakeholders meeting regarding the QRIS.
Quality Improvement Budget Stakeholders Meeting Regarding CCDBG (PDF)
October 5, 2017, presentation by Cecelia Fisher-Dahms, Administrator, CDE, ELCD, at the Quality Improvement Budget Stakeholders meeting regarding the CCDBG.
The topical input session will be held at the following locations.
Fresno County Office of Education
Marin County Office of Education
Merced County Office of Education – Early Education Department
California Department of Education
San Bernardino Office of Education
San Diego County Office of Education
San Mateo County Office of Education
Shasta County Office of Education
QRIS Topical Input Session
Thursday, October 5, 2017
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
|9:00 a.m.–9:05 a.m.
|State requirements for development of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Quality Improvement Expenditure Plan and process for the input session regarding Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). CCDBG 658G(b)(3) and 45 CFR 98.53(a)(3)]|
|9:05 a.m.–9:15 a.m.
Support and assess quality of child care [CCDBG 658G(b)(3)(A)]
|9:15 a.m.–9:20 a.m.
Build on licensing standards [CCDBG 658G(b)(3)(B)]
|9:20 a.m.–9:40 a.m.
Improve quality of different types of child care [CCDBG 658G(b)(3)(C)]
|9:40 a.m.–9:45 a.m.||Enhancing QRIS||Describe safety of child care facilities [CCDBG 658G(b)(3)(D)]|
|9:45 a.m.–9:50 a.m.
|Build capacity of programs to promote parents’ understanding of early childhood system and ratings [CCDBG 658G(b)(3)(E)]|
|9:50 a.m.–10:10 a.m.
||Enhancing QRIS||Provide financial incentives and supports [CCDBG 658G(b)(3)(F)]|
|10:10 a.m.–10:20 a.m.||Enhancing QRIS||Accommodate variety of approaches to early childhood education and care [CCDBG 658G(b)(3)(G)]|
|10:20 a.m.–10:30 a.m.||Enhancing QRIS||
Other QRIS-related input
CCDBG QI Topical Input Session
Thursday, October 5, 2017
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
|11:00 a.m.–11:05 a.m.
|State requirements for development of the CCDF Quality Improvement Expenditure Plan and process for the input session.|
|11:05 a.m.–11:15 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]
|11:15 a.m.–11:25 a.m.
||Health and Safety Training Topics||
Applicable to CC providers that provide services to children of subsidized families [CCDBG 658E(c)(2)(I) and 45 CFR 98.41(a)(1)]
|11:25 a.m.–11:35 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)]
|11:35 a.m.–11:45 a.m.||Homeless Children and Families||Provide training & technical assistance on identifying and serving homeless children & their families [CCDBGA (658E(c)(3)(B)(i) and 45 CFR 98.51]|
|11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Activities to Improve the Quality of Child Care
Must include at least one of the following:
[CCDBG 658G(b) and 45 CFR 98.53]
* 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]]
Timeframes are estimates. If there are no further comments, the CDE reserves the right to end the session early.
In addition to testimony at the topical session, written testimony will be accepted no later than Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 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 Learning and Care 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 ELCD at 916-322-6233, or via e-mail at email@example.com.