Technical Assistance

The Office of Child Care supports our grantees in various ways. Among the most important is our training and technical assistance network. ACF’s Early Childhood Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) system, which launched in the fall of 2015, offers CCDF administrators information, tools, training, and other supports. The system brings together resources from child care, Head Start, and our health partners, and focuses on ensuring that all early childhood systems and programs have access to the highest quality materials. Many of our tools and resources as well as data from the T/TA system can be found on the Child Care Technical Assistance website and the Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center Visit disclaimer page .

By working with our partners in the states, tribes, and territories, we hope to create more efficient and effective ways to provide program leaders and teaching staff with consistent, high quality resources based on the latest evidence-based practices.

As of October 2018, the projects supporting child care technical assistance include:

  • Child Care & Early Education Research Connections
  • Child Care Communications Management Center
  • Child Care State Capacity Building Center
  • National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment
  • National Center on Child Care Data and Reporting
  • National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning*
  • National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness*
  • National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance*
  • National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement*
  • National Center on Subsidy Innovation and Accountability
  • National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development

*Center is jointly administered by the Office of Head Start


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