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States, early education and the Every Student Succeeds Act
Dichter, Harriet; Brinnel, Andrea; Feldlaufer, Harriet; et al., 06 November, 2017
Boston, MA: Build Initiative

This webinar brings together state leaders who address topics concerning the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): top gains to date; coalition and partnership among stakeholders; opportunities for dual language learner (DLL), homeless, and disabled young students; state and local plans and implementation; equity promotion; current priorities; and resources.

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Let's talk about expulsion and suspension and the role of quality improvement
Mathias, Debi; Edge, Nikki; McCann, Carey E.; et al., 01 November, 2017
Boston, MA: Build Initiative

This webinar discusses early childhood expulsion and suspension in terms of definition, research, and areas of consideration such as child development, implicit bias, and trauma behavior connection. In addition, it presents Arkansas's efforts to reduce and prevent suspension and expulsion by developing a state strategy that focuses on quality improvement, particularly workforce supports.

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Are states recognizing and responding to the needs of their dual language learner children?
McHugh, Margie; Zepeda, Marlene; Sugarman, Julie; et al., 12 October, 2017
Washington, DC: Migration Policy Institute

This webinar provides an overview of key characteristics of dual language learner (DLL) children and their families, along with relevant early childhood education and care (ECEC) policies. Specifically, these system level policies address three areas: bilingual education, quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS), and kindergarten entry/readiness assessments. Particular focus is on California's support of dual language learners through the presentation of best practices and ongoing initiatives in the state.

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Re-thinking workforce training for low-income moms
Matsui, Amy K.; Burnett, Carol; Adams, Gina; et al., 10 October, 2017
Washington, DC: National Women's Law Center

This webinar discusses the challenges and opportunities involved when parents need both education/training and child care access/support. Viewers will learn about Bridging the Gap, a project that examines how child care intersects with postsecondary education and workforce development for low-income parents. In addition, a presenter from Mississippi shares how a new job training model couples nontraditional job training for higher-paying jobs (e.g., construction) with child care assistance to enable low-income mothers to participate and succeed.

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Shifting child care subsidy administration to a private, centralized system: Implications for child care stability in Maryland
Madill, Rebecca; Williams, Rene D., 28 September, 2017
Bethesda, MD: Child Trends

This webinar discusses Maryland's recent shift in its administration of the federal child care subsidy system -- from case management by county departments of social services to a private, centralized system. Presenters provide an overview of the centralization process, along with its benefits and challenges, and share key findings regarding subsidy eligibility periods and vouchers, based on research conducted after the transition.

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Advocacy, policy, & action: Using the Early Childhood Workforce Index in your state
Austin, Lea J. E.; Dichter, Harriet; Zuest, Rozalyn; et al., 24 May, 2017
Berkeley: University of California, Berkeley, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment

This webinar provides an overview of the Early Childhood Workforce Index (2016), which describes early childhood employment conditions and policies by state. Additional resources created to accompany the Index are introduced, and state policy experts share how the Index and related resources can be used to advance the early childhood workforce in terms of preparation, support, and compensation.

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Focusing on the "S" in QRIS: How California is using QRIS to dive deep into early childhood systems development
Mathias, Debi; Neville-Morgan, Sarah; Murphy, Krista; et al., 23 May, 2017
Boston, MA: Build Initiative

This webinar examines the progression of California's quality rating and improvement system (QRIS), focusing on system functions. Topics include state and local collaboration, fiscal strategies, alignment of standards, and effective communication.

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Brain science: Interventions and policy implications for serving parents and children
Poppe, Julie; Watamura, Sarah, 27 April, 2017
Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures

This webinar examines research concerning the impact of early life stress and toxic stress to the critical development of young children's brains. It considers infant and parent neurobiologic change, along with policy opportunities to support healthy development through family-centered prevention and early intervention.

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Cradle to kindergarten: A new plan to combat inequality
Wilson-Simmons, Renee; Morrissey, Taryn; Yoshikawa, Hirokazu; et al., 27 April, 2017
New York, NY: Columbia University, National Center for Children in Poverty

The authors of the recently published Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality join this online book discussion to share their policy proposals toward ensuring all children have access to high-quality early childhood education and care. Topics include paid parental leave, child care assistance for working families, universal early education, and Head Start programs (with increased focus on birth to age 3 services).

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BUILD Initiative's new QRIS 3.0 tools and resources
Mathias, Debi; Iruka, Iheoma U.; Tarrant, Kate; et al., 23 March, 2017
Boston, MA: Build Initiative

This webinar introduces a suite of resources related to quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS): (1) Tool for a Cross-Sector QRIS; (2) Finance and QRIS; (3) Toward Coherence: State Approaches to Integrating Pre-K in QRIS; and (4) Communications Strategies for Expanding Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS): A Primer for Reaching Policy Audiences. Presenters discuss how state leaders, advocates, and stakeholders can use these tools.

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Head Start and QRIS working together for quality
Mathias, Debi; Hughes, Cheryl; Barberis, Dawn Angela; et al., 21 March, 2017
Boston, MA: Build Initiative

This webinar discusses Head Start programs' participation in quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS). Presenters include Head Start program staff who share their perspectives and collaboration models, which involve alignment of standards (QRIS and Head Start Program Performance Standards), reciprocity, and alternative pathways.

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Leading the way: How states are addressing early learning under ESSA
Keizer, Janice; Lower, Richard; Conway, Jenna; et al., 21 March, 2017
Austin, TX: Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest

This webinar provides resources to support states in drafting their plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). State leaders from Michigan, Louisiana, Washington, and Arkansas share how they are including provisions for early childhood education into their state plans. Key policy areas include high-quality preschool access, birth - grade 3 program alignment/coordination, and workforce preparation/support.

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Philadelphia, Nebraska and Louisiana: "Soda" taxes and tax credits
Mathias, Debi; Kotchian, Sarah Ann; Dichter, Harriet; et al., 18 January, 2017
Boston, MA: Build Initiative

This webinar examines tax strategies that support early childhood programs/workforce in Nebraska and Louisiana, along with Pennsylvania's recently implemented Philadelphia Beverage Tax. Presenters outline each strategy in terms of its financing, advocacy, and underlying programs supported. Tax credits and strategies' connection to quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS), as well as program implementation status, are also discussed.

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Understanding the new CCDF health and safety standards and training requirements
Schumacher, Rachel; Le, Minh; Walker, Kelli; et al., 10 January, 2017
Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Child Care

This webinar discusses the health and safety training provisions under the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) reauthorization. Representatives from Indiana and Oregon share how their states are implementing the new requirements.

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Collaboration with families and other partners: Essential features of high quality inclusion: Series on high quality inclusion: Webinar #3
Winton, Pamela J.; Beigel, Kiersten; Kavulic, Christy L.; et al., 2017
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute

This webinar focuses on support as a feature of high-quality inclusion of children with disabilities in early childhood programs. Presenters discuss family-professional partnerships and related federal policies, including Head Start Performance Standards, along with recommended practices and resources that support family engagement and collaboration among colleagues.

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Supporting participation for all children: Essential features of high quality inclusion: Series on high quality inclusion: Webinar #2
Winton, Pamela J.; Kavulic, Christy L.; Duos, Laura; et al., 2017
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute

This webinar focuses on participation as a feature of high-quality inclusion of children with disabilities in early childhood programs. Presenters address related federal policies, including Head Start Performance Standards, along with each sector's role in ensuring young children with disabilities experience evidence-based practices that promote engagement and participation in educational settings along with their peers.

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Place, race, ACE, and the first 1000 days: New imperatives in early childhood
Cardenas-Chaisson, Angelica; Bruner, Charles; Chase, Richard A.; et al., 19 December, 2016
Boston, MA: Build Initiative

This webinar discusses investment approaches and potential policy solutions that address equity in terms of race and place for children in the first 1000 days of life. Presenters from Minnesota share a state policy plan framework, as well as perspectives of communities of color and American Indian communities across the state.

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Defining and measuring access to high quality early care and education (ECE): Overview of the Access Guidebook
Johnson, Anna D.; Knopf, Herman T.; Friese, Sarah; et al., December, 2016
Bethesda, MD: Child Trends

Child Trends staff presented an overview of the contents of the publication Defining and Measuring Access to High Quality Early Care and Education (ECE): A Guidebook for Policymakers. The authors discussed the Guidebook goals which include promoting a common understanding of ECE access and providing tools for how to measure it across different types of early learning settings. These activities were described as an essential undertaking for state and local policymakers responsible for improving access. Additionally, the webinar featured researchers from two states who have applied the access definition: Herman Knopf in South Carolina and Rachel Gretencord in Connecticut. This interactive webinar offered an opportunity to learn about and discuss how stakeholders can use the definition of access and indicators in the Guidebook to help meet the criteria for equal access to ECE in their states. The ECE Access and Choices Workgroup is supported by OPRE and administered by Child Trends. The goal of our workgroup is to provide a responsive learning community of ECE scholars and practitioners. Through quarterly webinars and occasional in-person meetings, workgroup members stay abreast of new research findings and strengthen research-policy-practice connections.

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Coordinated monitoring in early care and education: Benefits and strategies
Johnson, Nina; Beckmann, Katherine A.; Maxwell, Kelly; et al., 01 December, 2016
Fairfax, VA: National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance

This webinar discusses coordinated monitoring systems in early care and education and ways in which states can develop related action plans. Presenters from Ohio and New Mexico share approaches and implementation efforts in their states.

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Child Care and Development Block Grant: Opportunities and challenges created by reauthorization
Schumacher, Rachel, 15 November, 2016
Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures

This webinar presents an overview of new requirements involved in the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) reauthorization, along with considerations for state legislators. Major topical areas include health and safety, consumer choices and access to information, equal access, and quality enhancement of child care and the early education workforce.

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Partnerships for Inclusion: Ensuring access to high quality evaluations and services: Series on high quality inclusion: Webinar #1
Winton, Pamela J.; Kavulic, Christy L.; Parikshak, Sangeeta; et al., November, 2016
Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute

This webinar focuses on access as a feature of high-quality inclusion of children with disabilities in early childhood programs. Presenters address federal policy (including Head Start policies) regarding referral, screening, evaluation, and eligibility. They also discuss the Response to Intervention (RTI) framework and its relationship with the processes, pointing out misconceptions and providing resources associated with inclusive services.

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Early learning in the Every Student Succeeds Act: Expanding opportunities to support our youngest learners
Martella, Jana; Doggett, Libby; Triolo-Moloney, Sharon; et al., 31 October, 2016
New Brunswick, NJ: Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes

This webinar discusses provisions to support early learning under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Areas of particular focus include access to high-quality early learning, alignment and collaboration efforts from birth through third grade, and support of educators. Representatives from North Carolina, Colorado, and Arizona share their state's perspectives and strategies in leveraging opportunities under the ESSA.

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Features of high quality pre-K programs and systems: Taking stock and growing the evidence base
Person, Ann E.; Kaiser, Anne; Brooks, Jennifer; et al., 06 October, 2016
Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research

This webinar discusses the common features of high quality pre-K programs and explores the evidence for specific program features along with the policies that support them. Presenters also address the issue of bridging gaps in the evidence and share examples of learning collaboratives that back innovation and improvement within programs.

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System building models discussion
Mathias, Debi; Ponder, Karen, 05 October, 2016
Boston: Build Initiative

This webinar discusses the functions of an early childhood learning system using the quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) framework. It then examines the operation of these functions across sectors such as Head Start, child care, pre-kindergarten, and early intervention.

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The costly consequences of not being socially and behaviorally ready by kindergarten
Lipkowitz, Robyn; Bettencourt, Amie; Yost, Molly; et al., 15 September, 2016
Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures

This webinar presents research findings from a study on the consequences that can occur when school readiness skills are lacking in the area of social-behavioral development. These consequences include grade retention, suspensions/expulsions, and receipt of support services. Presenters from Colorado discuss solutions, strategies, and policy options designed to promote readiness skills in young children prior to kindergarten.

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Building state P-3 systems: Learning from leading states
Riley-Ayers, Shannon; Traynham, Donna; Jacobson, David; et al., 12 September, 2016
New Brunswick, NJ: Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes

This webinar discusses P-3 learning systems building and the role of state and local support. An overview of efforts from three states -- Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts -- is presented. Panelists discuss six themes that emerged from a related policy report: two-pronged approaches--policy and local support; new state structures and collaboration patterns; system building at regional, community, and neighborhood levels; pushing for impact; pre-K/K seam as a common starting point; and balancing oversight and local flexibility.

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High-quality early learning for dual-language learners: Moving from research to policy to practice
Calderon, Miriam E.; Wiese, Ann-Marie; Noelle, McInerney; et al., 08 September, 2016
Fairfax, VA: National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance

This webinar discusses approaches to early learning development standards designed to better serve children who are dual-language learners. Presenters from three states (Washington, California, and South Carolina) share efforts to improve program standards, assessment design and implementation, and professional development.

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Setting up families for success: Advancing an advocacy framework for low-wage working parents & their children
Hooper, Amanda; Bartholow, Jessica; Vogtman, Julie G.; et al., 19 July, 2016
Washington, DC: National Women's Law Center

This webinar examines the relationship between work schedule instability and child care access for low-wage working parents. Presenters discuss federal (Schedules That Work Act), local, and private sector models, as well as policy recommendations intended to support family economic security.

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Equity starts early: Strategies to consider in promoting high-quality early education
Poppe, Julie; Conway, Jenna; Schultz, Tom; et al., 30 June, 2016
Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures

This webinar examines five action steps states can take to prevent achievement gaps in the early learning years, based on a report from the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) which identified relevant key policy areas. Presenters from Louisiana and West Virginia share their states' framework and efforts in state-wide implementation to ensure kindergarten readiness for all children.

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Development and implementation of quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) in Midwest Region States
Mathias, Debi; Faria, Ann-Marie, 27 June, 2016
Boston: Build Initiative

This webinar provides a summary of findings from a recently released Regional Education Laboratory (REL) Midwest report, based on the following research questions: (1). How did the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge process influence REL Midwest Region states' implementation of QRISs? (2). How did REL Midwest Region states incorporate direct observations of quality into their QRISs? (3). How did REL Midwest Region states incorporate alternate pathways to ratings within their QRISs? (4). How did REL Midwest Region states financially incentivize providers to participate in their QRISs, including the use of tiered subsidy reimbursement? The study focuses on the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

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Using community assessment to advance cultural competence and racially equitable outcomes for young children and their families
vonBargen, Nancy; Ray, Aisha; Killins, Sherri; et al., 10 June, 2016
Fairfax, VA: National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance

This webinar discusses ways in which State, Territory, and Tribal leaders and program directors can use community assessment data to promote equity in early care and education programs and services. Case studies around transportation and workforce are presented to demonstrate how Head Start's Five Steps to Community Assessment framework can be used in various situations to identify new or underserved populations, and ultimately develop data-based strategic plans toward equitable care and education of young children.

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Inclusion for young children with special needs in child care: What the field needs to know at a federal, state & local level
Rausch, Alissa; Bires, Carie; Berman, Karen; et al., 01 June, 2016
Chicago: Ounce of Prevention Fund

This webinar discusses inclusion services for young children with special needs in terms of quality, access, participation, and support. Presenters examine current policy opportunities and strategies designed to improve and expand high-quality inclusive services.

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State preschool programs: Annual yearbook update
Weyer, Matt; Barnett, W. Steven; Poppe, Julie; et al., 26 May, 2016
Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures

This webinar discusses key findings from the 2015 State of Preschool Yearbook, providing an overview of select results from states and national trends in the areas of access/enrollment, state funding, and quality standards. Also examined are policies to support dual language learners and the preschool workforce, based on supplemental surveys added this year.

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The role of child care subsidies in the lives of low-income children
Moore, Kristin A.; Hamilton, Gayle; Johnson, Anna D.; et al., 25 May, 2016
(Emerging Scholars Webinar No.15). Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation

This webinar is hosted by the Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC), an initiative of the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE). Presenters discuss the role of child care subsidies in terms of enhancing low-income children's development and school readiness, in addition to supporting parents' employment goals.

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Early childhood teacher education policies: Research review and state trends
Martella, Jana; Rooney-French, Annie; Barnett, W. Steven; et al., 05 May, 2016
New Brunswick, NJ: Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes

This webinar provides an overview of recent research on early childhood teacher education and credentials, along with trends in state prekindergarten policies. Presenters discuss implications for state policy and recommendations for moving forward.

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Planting seeds in fertile ground: Steps every policymaker should take to advance infant and early childhood mental health
Oser, Cindy; Dutton, Melinda, 28 April, 2016
Washington, DC: Zero to Three

This webinar discusses strategies for states to consider in the supporting of infant and early childhood mental health. Areas of focus include cross-agency leadership, Medicaid payments, prevention through consultation, workforce training, and public awareness promotion.

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The story of Colorado's new QRIS system and integrated data quality improvement approach
Mathias, Debi; Enboden, Karen; Riehl, Nicole; et al., 20 April, 2016
Boston: Build Initiative

This webinar describes upgrades to the information technology behind Colorado's quality rating and improvement system (QRIS), contrasting past and present systems. Panelists discuss implementation of an integrated approach to data collection by incorporating a professional development information system, as well as systems that harness provider and ratings data. Also featured are technical back-end components, including the creation of an analytic dashboard and a tracking system for quality investments.

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Early childhood inclusion: Implementing state recommendations from the federal Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs
Doggett, Libby; Franczkowski, Marcella; Vorobey, Nancy; et al., 14 April, 2016
Washington, DC: Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance Program

This webinar examines recommendations for state action as outlined in the Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs. State teams from Maryland, Vermont, and Massachusetts discuss their states' implementation of high quality inclusion programs, including support for local level improvement activities.

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Breaking through to changed jobs, changed organizations and a new system vision: Using unexpected strategies to re-imagine your QRIS work
Mathias, Debi; Russell, Meredith; Ball, Peggy; et al., 30 March, 2016
Boston: Build Initiative

This webinar explores the challenges and opportunities involved in changing job functions of state agency staff, contractors, and partners as quality rating improvement systems (QRIS) are implemented. Presenters from Oregon share their experiences, which include contracting with an outside management firm to create a new system support and monitoring framework, facilitating alignment with the state's QRIS goals.

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Poverty, health, equity, and young children: Making the link between early childhood systems building and poverty reduction
Cardenas-Chaisson, Angelica; Bruner, Charles; Killins, Sherri; et al., 24 March, 2016
Boston: Build Initiative

This webinar examines the role of early childhood and child health policy in supporting families and young children in poverty. Experts from the field of welfare, family, and health policy present research related to poverty risk factors and child development. They also share insights concerning the development of bipartisan solutions for strengthening families, improving child well-being, and reducing child poverty.

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Making informed decisions: A guide to understanding early education research
Mathias, Debi; Squires, James H., 24 February, 2016
New Brunswick, NJ: Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes

This webinar examines ways in which one can identify high quality, evidenced-based early care and education research both in general and within the realm of building quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS). Selected QRIS issues are addressed which include: the school readiness achievement gap; early education/Head Start academic outcomes; early education investment (cost-benefit ratio); program environment, policies and practices; measuring quality; and teacher/administrator qualifications and credentials. Reliable research resources are shared and ensuing discussion focuses on translating research into practice.

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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): Opportunities for early learning
Dichter, Harriet; Davis, Marquita; Calderon, Miriam E.; et al., 18 February, 2016
Boston: Build Initiative

This webinar provides an overview of the early learning elements within the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and discusses the Act's opportunities for early childhood stakeholders. Topics addressed include coordination and funding for early childhood, state support and coordination, required indicators of school quality for student success, family engagement, professional development, literacy, dual language learners, place-based early learning services, and pre-k strategic planning and needs assessment.

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A multi-level CQI approach: Using QRIS participation data to inform system and program improvements
Mathias, Debi; Melton, Robyn Lopez; Aldrich, Patrick; et al., 27 January, 2016
Denver, CO: QRIS National Learning Network.

This webinar provides an overview of Oregon's quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) and the way in which continuous quality improvement (CQI) is integrated throughout the state's portfolio system. Focus is on feedback data and its role in system assessment and revisions. A QRIS technical assistance model provided by The Research Institute (TRI) at Western Oregon University is also presented.

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The Every Students Succeeds Act: What does it mean for afterschool and summer learning?
Peterson, Erik; Fern, Ellen; Krishnamurthi, Anita; et al., 20 January, 2016
Washington, DC: Afterschool Alliance.

This webinar provides a policy background on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which was originally enacted in 1965. Next, it presents an overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), along with its implementation and impact on afterschool and summer programs. Key impact areas include programs such as 21st Century Community Learning Centers, STEM Afterschool, and Community Schools. Other areas for potential Title 1 state opportunities include: literacy programs; family engagement efforts; Youth Promise Plans; and Direct Student Services.

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CCDF 2015 NPRM topical webinar: Consumer education and quality provisions
Schumacher, Rachel; Campbell, Megan; Sprague, Mary; et al., 20 January, 2016
Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Child Care

This webinar discusses provisions related to the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 in the areas of consumer education and quality of both child care and the early childhood workforce. Provisions that apply to tribes are included. The public comment process is also addressed and outlined.

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CCDF 2015 NPRM topical webinar: Protecting the health and safety of children in child care
Schumacher, Rachel; Le, Minh; Sprague, Mary; et al., 15 January, 2016
Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Child Care.

This webinar discusses provisions related to the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 in the areas of health and safety of children in childcare. Topics include: licensing, training, and monitoring; criminal background checks; and emergency preparedness and response. Provisions that apply to tribes are included. The public comment process is addressed and outlined as well.

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CCDF 2015 NPRM topical webinar: Providing equal access to stable, high quality child care for low-income children
Schumacher, Rachel; Le, Minh; Sprague, Mary; et al., 13 January, 2016
Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Child Care.

This webinar discusses provisions in the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 related to equal access to high quality child care through child care assistance for low-income children. Topics include: continuity of child care assistance; access for children and families experiencing homelessness; and provider payment rates and practices. Provisions that apply to tribes are included. The public comment process is addressed and outlined as well.

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Reduction of suspension and expulsion in early childhood programs in Pennsylvania: Comments to draft announcement
Algatt, Andrea; Campanini, Tracey; Figlar, Michelle; et al., 11 January, 2016
Harrisburg: Pennsylvania, Office of Child Development and Early Learning

This webinar presents an analysis of public comments made in response to the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning's draft announcement concerning the reduction of expulsion and suspension in early childhood programs in the commonwealth. Comments are presented by type of program. Topic areas include: professional development; access to resources; timeliness for services (screening, evaluation, and diagnosis); funding; safety environment; parent collaboration; and systemic changes (e.g., monitoring and data collection).

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QRIS stakeholder theories of change and practice models
Mathias, Debi; Dichter, Harriet; Iruka, Iheoma U.; et al., 15 December, 2015
Denver, CO: QRIS National Learning Network.

This webinar provides discussion on theories of change and practice models for building quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS), based on a survey of stakeholders from states and localities involved in QRIS design and implementation. Comparison of models and recommendations for next steps are included.

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Overcoming challenges and improving quality in your 2016 CCDF plan
Calderon, Miriam E.; Stoney, Louise; Moss, Heather; et al., 15 December, 2015
Boston: Build Initiative

This webinar examines ways in which states can improve quality within their Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) plan. Presenters from several states and organizations discuss how they are addressing quality improvement via initiatives and models involving issues which include quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS), child care subsidy programs, family child care, equity for specific populations, professional development, early learning standards, early childhood mental health, dual language learners, child care market rate surveys/cost of quality, and supply-building/industry consolidation.

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