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ACF AI/AN EC Needs Assessment Design Project – New Report

From our partners -- ACF and Mathematica Subject: ACF AI/AN EC Needs Assessment Design Project – New Report Dear American Indian/Alaska Native Early Childhood Needs Assessment Community of Learning, We are pleased to share the latest report following up our previous work together. Understanding American Indian and Alaska Native Early Childhood Needs: The Potential of Existing Data presents preliminary work in support of an early childhood needs assessment for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children prenatal to age five. This work explores Design One from the framework that stemmed for our conversations to use existing data to describe the population of AI/AN children and families

Register Now! NCTECD Upcoming National Webinar Series on the CCDF Final Rule for Tribes

The Office of Child Care has announced the National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development (NCTECD) upcoming national webinar series on the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Final Rule for Tribes. Webinar 1: Health and Safety NCTECD’s first webinar—“Ensuring the Health and Safety of Children in American Indian and Alaska Native CCDF Programs”—will be held on Tuesday, July 11, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). During this webinar, Melody Redbird-Post will provide an overview of CCDF Final Rule regulations on health and safety and the implications for Tribes. There will be time for questions and answers. Webinar 1: July 11, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. EDT —“Ensuring the H

CCDF Program Director - Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada

*CLOSING SOON* POSITION: ITCN CCDF Program Director DEPARTMENT: Child Care Development Fund LOCATION: Central Office – Sparks, NV SHIFT: 8:00 am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday SALARY: $56,301.44- $65,174.72 Grade 37-40 DOE STATUS: Exempt, not eligible for overtime OPENS: June 6, 2017 CLOSES: June 27, 2017 JOB SUMMARY Under the immediate supervision, evaluation and direction of the Executive Director of the Inter- Tribal Council of Nevada, administers the Child Care Development Fund Program following the guideline established by the Federal and/or State Agencies. ITCN CCDF Director provides overall management and administration for the ITCN CCDF Program. Strong communication and organization

OCC Webinar: New Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) administrators - Tuesday, June 27

To All American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) CCDF Administrators: You are invited to the National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development’s webinar for new Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) administrators on Tuesday, June 27, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) During this webinar—“CCDF in American Indian and Alaska Native Grantees: A Guide for New Administrators”—Melody Redbird-Post and Kesley Edwards will provide an overview of CCDF administration and the implications of the 2016 CCDF Final Rule for AI/AN grantees. You will have time to ask questions during this webinar. We hope that you can join us. If you would like to participate, please register via this Web lin

We Need to Know More About Our Health Care -- Call your Senators!

Did you know... The American Health Care Act will pause funding for maternal and child health services provided at Planned Parenthood? The American Health Care Act will increase premiums for older, low-income Americans with health insurance from the individual market? The American Health Care Act will likely lead to fewer benefits and higher out-of-pocket costs for low-income Americans on Medicaid? The American Health Care Act will effectively decrease tax requirements for those making $200,000 or more? Decreasing taxes by about $50,000 per year for those making more than $1 million or more? You could lose your insurance coverage from your employer because they would be allowed to stop provi

Join Renowned Child Care & Development Experts at NICCA's 2017 Biennial Conference

September 12-14, 2017 Pre-conference: September 11, 2017 River Spirit Casino Resort We are gearing up for the NICCA's 2017 Biennial Conference and we have an amazing line-up of guest speakers! The experts and motivational speakers who will be joining us have years of experience working with children and families, promoting positive relationships and building meaningful partnerships! Special Guests Workshop Tracks Leadership & Professional Development​ Classroom Strategies​ Environments Social & Emotional Development ​Language & Culture Health, Safety, & Nutrition Research & Advocacy Administration & Program Management ​Quality Price increases after July 31st -- Register today! Members $350 |

We are adding on - Visit our new CAREER OPPORTUNITIES page!

We have heard our partners and our membership -- there's a need to share career and professional development opportunities for individuals working in early child care and development. To answer these requests, NICCA has created a page dedicated to open Career Opportunities! Here we will share open positions from across the nation for employment, education, and professional development from our partners, members, and colleagues. Visit our Career Opportunities page today to learn about these opportunities: Family Services Manager, Delaware Child Development, Bartlesville, Oklahoma Tribal Child Care Technical Assistance (TA) Specialist, ICF International, Remote/Fairfax, Virginia MCH-Link Schol

Family Services Manager (Bartlesville, Oklahoma)

Organization: Delaware Child Development / Washington County Child Care Foundation Location: Bartlesville, Oklahoma Title: Family Services Manager FLSA Status:Exempt Reports to: Early Head Start-Child Care Director Program:Headquarters Position Summary The Family and Health Services Manager will provide the core services of case planning for the wellness of all children and families. S/he will be responsible for ensuring that support services for families are carried out and that the needed health services for children are conducted effectively and efficiently. S/hhe will also be responsible for coordinating with staff and other health contractor for special needs, behavioral management iss

Tribal Child Care Technical Assistance (TA) Specialist

Apply at: https://icfi.taleo.net/careersection/icf_prof_ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=1700001685 Job Description: ICF seeks an experienced American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) TA Specialist to provide high quality training and technical assistance (T&TA) that improves the capacity of AI/AN early childhood programs, especially AI/AN Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) grantees, as part of the National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development technical assistance team. The NCTECD TA Specialist will primarily support AI/AN CCDF grantees in implementing high-quality, comprehensive early care and education services that also meet grantee goals for successful implementation of the recently rel

Maternal & Child Health Link - Scholarships & Coursework Available

Posted by: Colorado School of Public Health Applications are now being accepted for FALL 2017 MCH-Link Scholarship Program We are offering 7 courses. See attached flyer for course descriptions. WHO SHOULD APPLY? MCH-Link has accepted students from the following disciplines/areas: Parent Educators, MCH Program Managers and Consultants, Public Health Nurses, MCH Nurses, Oral Health Workers, Nurse Educators, Home Visitation Staff, Local Public Health Agency Directors and Staff, Program/Project Coordinators and Supervisors, Community Health Educators, MCH Epidemiologists, Grant Managers, WIC Staff, Nutrition Counselors, Behavioral Health and CSHCN Staff, Speech/Language Pathologists, Occupationa