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2016 Play Institute Agenda Now Available!

The 2016 Play Institute draft agenda is now available online. We have a great schedule lined up for teachers, providers, and administrators to learn more about the importance of respecting play for children. World renowned trainers Toni and Robin Christie from the Childspace Early Childhood Institute in Wellington, New Zealand will share their knowledge and best practices around showing respect for children, creating stimulating learning programs for children, designing outdoor play spaces, and building community-centered, culturally appropriate play spaces. PLAY INSTITUTE LOGISTICS Dates. The Play Institute will be Friday, June 24, 2016, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. CST through Saturday, Jun

An Analysis of Data from Tribal CCDF Grantee Plans

The Tribal Early Childhood Research Center Announces the Release of An Analysis of Data from Tribal CCDF Grantee Plans The Tribal Early Childhood Research Center (TRC) Child Care Community of Learning (CoL) invites you to attend a webinar to review the recently completed Analysis of Data from Tribal CCDF Grantee Plans report summarizing data across 232 Tribal Child Care Community and Development Fund (CCDF) plans from FFY 2014-15. The webinar will provide background on the TRC Child Care CoL process, as well as orient participants to the report, highlighting ways in which it can be used by Tribal CCDF program directors and staff. The webinar will be presented by Ms. Tammy Charles, Director

Federal Register Publication 2nd Notice-2017-2019 CCDF Plan Preprint for Tribes

The Office of Child Care (OCC) is pleased to announce the Federal Register publication of the Second Notice of the Proposed Information Collection Activity and Comment Request regarding the fiscal year 2017–2019 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan Preprint for Tribes. The Federal Register Notice and CCDF Tribal Plan Preprint are located in the “Other Resources” section of the CCDF Reauthorization page on the OCC Web site. On behalf of OCC, I want to thank our commenters for your thoughtful consideration of the CCDF Tribal Plan Preprint. We received comments from two Tribal organizations, and OCC has given thoughtful consideration to those comments, which were received during the 60-d

Save the Date: Early Childhood Development in Indian Country Conference

Center for Indian Country Development Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Early Childhood Development in Indian Country Conference Strategies for tribal communities to enhance the well-being of their youngest members October 5 and October 6, 2016 The Center for Indian Country Development (CICD) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis seeks to engage American Indian and Alaska Native community leaders on strategies to enhance the well-being of their youngest members. The conference will highlight both scientific research and successful early child development programs within the American Indian experience. We also will share strategies to elevate early childhood development as a policy pri