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Native Hawaiian and American Indian Non-Profit Child Care Funding Opportunity Announcement

On April 21, 2016, the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, announced the availability of funds and requested applications for its fiscal year 2016 Native Hawaiian and American Indian Non-Profit Organization Child Care Grants (HHS-2016-ACF-OCC-YN-1120). This funding opportunity provides grant funds for up to two private, nonprofit organizations that: (1) do not have a current Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) formula grant directly with the Federal Government and (2) provide child care services to Native Hawaiian youths and/or American Indian youths from federally recognized Indian tribes who are not currently receiving child care services funded by other CCDF

World Forum Foundation News

2017 World Forum Sponsorship Opportunities As a non-profit, the World Forum Foundation relies on the support of generous donors to fund important events like the World Forum. We’d like to thank all of our current sponsors who are graciously supporting the 2017 World Forum. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Help us bring diversity to the 2017 World Forum and make the event one to remember! Become a sponsor today... Launching the 2016-2018 Global Leaders Cohort The World Forum is actively recruiting partnership organizations to sponsor the next cohort of Global Leaders. Emerging professionals in the ECD field can also apply directly to the program. Find out more about how to get i

Federal Register Notice on the Proposed Revisions to the CCDF Tribal Annual Report (ACF-700)

Dear Tribal Colleagues: The Office of Child Care (OCC) is pleased to announce the Federal Register publication of the first notice seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Tribal Annual Report (ACF-700). The Federal Register Notice, revised ACF-700 form, and “Child Care and Development Fund Tribal Annual Report (ACF-700) Manual” are all available on this page of the OCC Web site. The deadline for receipt of comments is Monday, June 13, 2016. Summary: As authorized by Section 658K of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act (42 U.S.C. 9858j(b)), as amended by the CCDBG Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 113-186), the Administration for Childre

February 2016 Provider of the Month - Good Shepherd Child Care Center, Inc.

Congratulations to Ilse Wilson and the staff at Fairyland Family Child Care in Sandy, Utah. They have been named Provider of the Month for August 2015, and they are the first home care provider to be honored through the new campaign! Creating a fun, caring, healthy, and educational environment for children as they learn and grow is the first step to a lifetime of healthy development, and Ilse Wilson and her staff at Fairyland Family Child Care go above and beyond every day with the children in their care. Wilson and her team do this through creative play, including spaces for playing with sand, water and mud; an outdoor music and art area; and a reading “nook”. They even have a fairy garden

Laying the Groundwork for School Readiness With Infants and Toddlers—OPRE Report: Developmental Foun

When we talk about school readiness, we often focus on preschool children who are getting ready for the transition to kindergarten. However, is preschool early enough? A new report from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families, shares a review of the research on the developmental foundations of school readiness during the first 3 years of life. The research suggests that the groundwork for school readiness actually begins with infants and toddlers. This review offers exciting insight into the opportunities for setting children on a path toward positive school success as early as their first years of life. Below is a summary of the findi

Strengthening Family Child Care Is Important to the Success of Children and Families and to the Impl

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Become A Global Leader

The Global Leaders for Young Children program at the World Forum Foundation is looking for applicants! The Global Leaders for Young Children program at the World Forum Foundation seeks to identify and develop the next generation of early childhood leaders throughout the world. Since its inception in 2004, nearly 200 emerging leaders from 61 countries have participated, with many graduates currently playing major roles in shaping the early childhood policies and practices in their countries and regions. Global Leaders engage in a two year program, during which time they develop and implement action-oriented projects in their own communities aimed at improving the lives of young children. A ca

Webinar: Improving Hearing Screening Practices

Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) Initiative Learn More Hear and Now: Improving Evidence-Based Hearing Screening Practices for Children 3 to 5 Years of Age in Head Start Programs Tuesday, April 19, 2016 3–4 p.m. EDT Register Online Now! Add to Calendar Each day, children with hearing loss attend early childhood programs. How will we identify who they are? Join the Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) Initiative for a webinar on improving the quality of hearing screening practices for children 3 to 5 years of age. Learn about the Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) and pure tone hearing screening methods. The Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) Initiative presenters will remain online

Quarterly NICCA Newsletter is on the way!

If you are a member of NICCA, your quarterly newsletter will be arriving to your inbox soon! We have lots of information and resources to share with you. You can expect to learn more about: Becoming a Global Leader American Indian/Alaska Native EHS Expansion and EHS-Child Care Partnerships funding announcement Mini-grants through the Child and Adult Food Care Program Child Care Law Summer Retreat Series The National Farm to Cafeteria Conference. Would you like access to all these great resources? To learn more about becoming a NICCA member, visit our membership recruitment webpage.