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Emergency Preparedness for Child Care

Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) has launched a new emergency preparedness program and online community/listserv. The Emergency Preparedness Program The program will focus on training Child Care Resource & Referral staff and child care providers, providing technical assistance, developing resources, engaging with key stakeholders and advancing the national dialogue on the important role of child care before, during, and after emergencies. In addition, CCAoA will focus on the new emergency preparedness requirements, mandated through the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014. To learn more, visit www.childcareprepare.org. The Emergency Preparedness Listserv In partnership

Building Partnerships in Tribal Child Care: A Letter from the Tribal Child Care Association of Calif

On March 28 and 29 the Executive Committee of the Tribal Child Care Association of California met to hold visioning exercises and revisit our strategic planning and our efforts to address the needs of Tribal child care programs in California. “The reauthorization of CCDBG, the new plan pre-print has huge implications for Tribes and Tribal Communities; now’s the time for us to come together,” says, Dion Wood, Co-Chair TCCAC and Tribal Employment Rights/ Child Care Director Karuk Tribe, Happy Camp, CA. “Our tribal children, families and communities must be at the fore front of our decisions and the manner in which we process what is taking place and how we can influence the environment for

Announcing the 2016 Child Care Law Summer Retreat Series

Ronald V. McGuckin and Associates, a law firm that specializes in child care law and policy, has announced their 2016 Summer Retreat Series. They will be hosting four Summer Retreat sessions. Two sessions will be in Cape May, NJ; one will be in Myrtle Beach, SC; and one will be in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Each of the retreats are three days long, corresponding to 18 hours of professional development programs designed for Owners, Directors, and Administrators of early care and education programs. Each location will have its own topic area. Session 1: Management, Leadership, and Communication Skills (Cape May, NJ): Initial launch of a new Management Program that will focus on ne

Register today for early bird pricing: National Farm to Cafeteria Conference

Don’t miss the 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference in Madison, WI, June 2-4, 2016. This event is the only national gathering of stakeholders from across the farm to cafeteria movement, making it a crucial leadership development opportunity to advance community health, build economic opportunities for farmers and producers, and ensure long-term sustainability for local food efforts nationwide. Early bird discounts are available through March 31. Event organizers expect more than 1,500 attendees, and the last event sold out before the registration deadline, so don’t wait. Register now to get the Early Bird Prices at farmtocafeteriaconference.org.

Registration Open for the 2016 Play Institute

for 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 training will be on the Oklahoma Registry as a Formal Approved Training. 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 Av