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Growing the demand for quality: Parents and early childhood educators talk about the financing of early learning
Metz, Dave, 01 July, 2017
Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children

This webinar presents key findings from national surveys of parents and educators regarding the financing of early childhood education. The research was conducted by a bipartisan team. Topics include access to child care and early education, perceptions of quality, motivations behind program selection, and funding/advocacy for early learning.

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Preparing for the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program
Martella, Jana; Walpole, Sharon; Frede, Ellen; et al., 01 June, 2017
New Brunswick, NJ: Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes

This webinar provides an overview of the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program (SRCLP), a competitive grant program intended to advance literacy skills in children from birth through 12th grade. Priorities include serving disadvantaged children and aligning with birth through 5th grade continuum. Panelists discuss submission requirements and focus on evidence-based instruction, intervention, and assessment.

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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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Advances in early childhood development
Lombardi, Joan; Black, Maureen M.; Upadhyay, Arjun; et al., 20 September, 2016
The Hague, Netherlands: Bernard van Leer Foundation

This webinar features three presentations on global level issues and initiatives in the field of early childhood development, addressing the following topics: (1) implementation of the Early Childhood Workforce, a global initiative that focuses on the country system and policy level to scale-up quality services for young children; (2) financial investment in early childhood development services, including public funding and international financing trends; and (3) measurement of development in children from birth to age three at population level, including initiatives such as the Caregiver Reported Early Development Index (CREDI), the WHO Child Development Indicators Project, and the Global Child Development Group.

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Pay for Success (PFS): An innovative funding structure in early childhood
Tschantz, Jennifer M.; Dubno, Janis A.; Spiker, Donna; et al., 08 June, 2016
Menlo Park, CA: DaSy Center

This webinar provides an introduction to Pay for Success (PFS), a funding model in which private investors finance the cost of operating a social program that has the potential to save the government money in the long term. Presenters discuss the partnerships involved and the lifecycle of a project, citing examples of current projects in the United States. Opportunities and safeguards for young children with disabilities are also addressed.

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Navigating the financial challenges of early childhood education
Alvarez, Kristine, 08 December, 2015
Philadelphia: Nonprofit Finance Fund.

This webinar examines the capitalization of the early childhood education system by looking at financial and business model challenges. It responds to findings from the Philadelphia Project, supported by the William Penn Foundation (2014-2015), which assessed the financial and systemic challenges of operating high-quality early care and education in the Philadelphia Region.

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Increasing investment in afterschool: The role of statewide afterschool networks
Brand, Betsy; Zipes, Debbie; Lidie, Alli; et al., 16 November, 2015
Washington, DC: American Youth Policy Forum

This webinar examines ways in which statewide afterschool networks work to increase investment in out-of-school time programs. Presenters from New York, Massachusetts, and Indiana share the challenges, opportunities, and strategies employed in their states to increase funding to afterschool, summer, and expanded learning programs.

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State Advisory Councils final report and implications for the future
Smith, Linda K.; Basloe, Marsha; Murphy, Colleen; et al., 02 June, 2015
Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Child Care.

This webinar provides an overview of the State Advisory Councils' final report and legislative requirements. Accomplishments over the 2010-2013 grant period are also highlighted. Presenters from Rhode Island, Utah, and Arizona share examples of SAC work sustained in their states.

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Planning for the new early learning model: The next School Improvement Grant (SIG) cycle
Martella, Jana; McCauley, Carlas; Geier, Charlie; et al., 23 April, 2015
New Brunswick, NJ: Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes.

This webinar examines the eight components of the new early learning model required to be included in school improvement plans supported by the School Improvement Grant (SIG). Examples of how the state of Indiana is working to support key components are highlighted.

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CCDBG moving forward: Funding, appropriations, & timelines for implementation
Fraga, Lynette M.; Vucic, Nick, 06 November, 2014
(CCDBG Moving Forward Webinar Series No. 4). Arlington, VA: Child Care Aware of America.

This webinar provides an overview of the budget/appropriation process and timeline connected with the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) reauthorization. Child care funding trends and history since 1997 are depicted. It also highlights important implementation dates and answers questions about potential occurrences related to the reauthorization.

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CCDBG moving forward: What S.1086 means for quality set aside and QRIS
Vucic, Nick, 04 November, 2014
(CCDBG Webinar Series 3). Arlington, VA: Child Care Aware of America.

This webinar discusses the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 (S.1086) and what it means for quality set-aside for states. It examines quality indicators, detailing ten allowable activities to improve the quality of child care services. Current status of states' quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) are also presented.

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CCDBG moving forward: What S.1086 would mean for families and providers
McCready, Michelle; Vucic, Nick, 30 October, 2014
(CCDBG Webinar Series 2). Arlington, VA: Child Care Aware of America.

This webinar discusses the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 (S.1086) and what it means for families and providers. Anticipated standard improvements are examined in terms of implications for all families and providers, as well as for those who are subsidy eligible.

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CCDBG moving forward: Overview of the Child Care and Development Block Grant, reauthorization, and history
Vucic, Nick; McCready, Michelle, 28 October, 2014
(CCDBG Webinar Series 1). Arlington, VA: Child Care Aware of America.

This webinar provides a brief history of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act, along with its current status. In relation to the act's reauthorization, areas of focus include: health and safety requirements, quality set-aside, consumer education requirements, budget appropriations, quality improvement activities, and child care provider training standards.

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State and federal Pay for Success legislation
Peterson, Phil; Higgins, Gloria; Crim, Bill; et al., 20 June, 2014
Greenville, SC: Institute for Child Success

This webinar examines state and federal legislation on Pay for Success (PFS), an approach to contracting that ties payment for service delivery to the achievement of measurable outcomes. Representatives from Utah, Colorado, and Massachusetts share details about their states' PFS infrastructure and initiatives to secure and manage results-based financing to support early learning and development. Also discussed is the Social Impact Bond Act (H.R. 4885), a federal bill designed to fund social programs by scaling up evidence-based interventions and coordinating efforts to avoid duplication, saving taxpayer dollars.

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Using the CCDF Policies Database in child care research
Dwyer, Kathleen M.; Durham, Christin; Giannarelli, Linda; et al., 21 March, 2013
Child Care Policy Research Consortium

This webinar outlines the ways in which the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Policies Database can be used to inform research and policymaking. It also provides practical examples and instructions for its use.

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Trends in building the capacity of state early childhood systems: An update on the work of State Advisory Councils
Smith, Linda K.; McGowan, Heidi; Onunaku, Ngozi; et al., 23 January, 2013
Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Child Care

This webinar examines the State Advisory Council's (SAC) seven legislative requirements focusing on the following areas: statewide needs assessments; collaboration and coordination among publicly-funded early childhood programs and services; increasing participation and outreach; data collection system unification; professional development; assessment of early childhood higher education institutes; and state early learning standards. Council representatives from Texas, New York, and Oregon share how SAC grants have enabled their states to implement initiatives within and beyond grant requirements.

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