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P.L. 102-477: Building Self-Sufficiency through Access to Child Care

These materials help Tribes be better informed about the importance that child care plays for building self-sufficiency for their citizens. The presentation shares how Tribes can apply for funding through the Child Care and Development Block Grant and the implications for 102-477 Tribes.

Historic Increases in Child Care and for Tribes

On March 23rd, Congress and the President signed the FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations bill that provided a $2.3 billion increase from FY2017 for the Child Care and Development Block Grant for a total of $5.2 billion for the program. This is the largest single-year increase in the program's history. $5.2 billion for CCDBG and an increased set-aside for Tribal CCDBG In addition to the huge overall increase for the CCDBG, Tribal programs received a $156,780,000 increase set-aside, in addition to the required 2% set-aside, of this new allocation. This could not have happened without your voice and your stories! When NICCA visited the Hill a few weeks ago, we heard your voices and carried your stori

2018 Training Institute: Continuity of Care & the How-Tos of Monitoring (Alaska)

Join the National Indian Child Care Association for the second 2018 Training Institute in Anchorage, AK, focusing on the importance of continuity of care and lessons in monitoring. Explorations in Continuity of Care 8:30 pm - 5:00 pm CT Continuity of care describes programming and policies that ensure children and families are consistently engaged in high‐quality learning experiences through stable relationships with caregivers who are sensitive and responsive to young child’s signals and needs. During this half-day workshop, attendees will explore this concept and the research and policies behind it, including implications from the CCDF Final Rule. Attendees will walk away with a better und

Webinar TODAY: Community-Based Participatory Research in Indian Country

This webinar will focus on Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) principles to address health disparities among American Indian and Alaska Native communities. A brief overview of CBPR for health promising practices will be provided, as will definitions and specific examples of practices associated with outcomes for improving health equity. Webinar participants will be able to define CBPR, Community-Engaged Research, and promising practices in the context of the CBPR framework. The presenter will discuss the development of CBPR partnerships and will share practices and tools, connecting them to research implementation. TOPIC: Community-Based Participatory Research in Indian Country DA

Nutrition Coordinator, Delaware Child Development

Delaware Child Development in Bartlesville, OK, is seeking a qualified professional with an interest in child nutrition and healthy foods Do you love cooking and preparing menus? Do you love to experiment with new foods? Delaware Child Development has an opening for a full time Nutrition Coordinator to oversee the nutrition programs for the Delaware Child Development Centers and Family Child Care Homes. DCD is proud of our nutrition program and menus within the centers. We pride ourselves on trying new foods and always serving healthy and fresh options for our meals for children. The position will be based out of the Bartlesville office and will supervise current staff persons. This position

Program Director Consultant, National Interim Management Contract

To apply for this consulting position, send a cover letter and resume to elafever@cditeam.org. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Position: Program Director Consultant Post Date: March 27, 2018 Closing Date: Open until filled General Summary of the Consultant Responsibilities: This is a consulting position (not an employee position). The (PDC) Program Director Consultant is assigned specific NIM (National Interim Management) Contract Head Start and/or Early Head Start program(s) to manage day-to-day operations, including personnel administration and supervision. PDC will oversee all aspects of the program to ensure smooth functioning in all cont

Site Manager Consultant, National Interim Management Contract

To apply for this consulting position, send a cover letter and resume to elafever@cditeam.org. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Position: Site Manager Consultant Post Date: March 27, 2018 Closing Date: Open until filled General Summary of the Consultant Responsibilities: This is a consulting position (not an employee position). The consultant is assigned specific NIM (National Interim Management) Contract Head Start and/or Early Head Start program(s) to ensure smooth transition from the previous grantee; oversee operation of the program in all areas to provide safe, quality services to children and families; supporting the goals of the progr

Tribal Child Care Technical Assistance Specialist (Remote)

Tribal Child Care Technical Assistance Specialist (Remote) (Job Number: 1800001127) 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 released