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American Indian/Alaska Native EHS Expansion and EHS-Child Care Partnerships funding announcement

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces the availability of approximately $135 million to be competitively awarded for the purpose of expanding access to high-quality, comprehensive services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families through Early Head Start – Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships or through the expansion of Early Head Start services. ACF solicits applications from public entities, including states, or private nonprofit organizations, including community-based or faith-based organizations, or for-profit agencies that meet eligibility for applying as stated in Section 645A of the Head Start Act. Three forecasts for upcoming EHS-CC Partnership Fundin

Save the Date: 2016 Play Institute

Save the date to be a part of the National Indian Child Care Association's first Play Institute in Tulsa, OK, on June 24-25, 2016. The Play Institute is a professional development training for teachers and child care providers on the importance of uninterrupted play and how it helps children learn to self-regulate. The trainers are world renowned trainers Toni and Robin Christie from the Childspace Early Childhood Institute in Wellington, New Zealand. The Play Institute will be held: Friday, June 24, 2016 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. through Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton Warren Place 6110 S. Yale Avenue Tulsa, OK 74136 Subscribe to our updates, foll

What are Tribal CCDF T/TA Needs?

Recently, NICCA conducted a survey to learn what the training and technical assistance needs of Tribal CCDF programs were. We got a number of responses from you and want to share our results. If you didn't get a chance to weigh in, please feel free to contact us to let us know what kinds of training and technical assistance your program and staff would benefit from. Click here for the detailed results.

Soliciting Tribal CCDF Program Comments

Make your voice heard! The National Indian Child Care Association is soliciting feedback from Tribal CCDF Grantees on several topics: (1) the Notice for Proposed Rulemaking; (2) Tribal CCDF Training and Technical Assistance; and (3) the Tribal Plan PrePrint. Learn how to provide your comments and make your voice heard below. Your voice and input is very important -- it could be many years before CCDF is reauthorized and these regulations will be in place until then. (1) Comment on the Notice for Proposed Rulemaking The Administration for Children and Families developed new regulatory requirements for the implementation of the CCDF and are seeking comments to finalize these requirements. NICC