OSSE in collaboration with grantees – the Building and Sustaining Quality in Early Care and Education (BSQECE) and the Quality Improvement Network (QIN) – has compiled a compendium of current efforts and resources to support the business practices of child development centers and homes.
Summary of Current Efforts to Support Business Practices
Updated Trainer Approval Program (TAP) Manual
The recently updated Trainer Approval Program (TAP) Manual is now available on the Office of the State Superintendent of Education’s (OSSE) TAP webpage.
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Change in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C Eligibility Criteria
This memorandum describes the changes in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C eligibility criteria.
DC Child Care and Development Fund State Plan FFY 2019-21
The CCDF is the primary federal funding source for states to assist and support low-income working parents and those engaged in education and job training activities with securing subsidized child care. The CCDF emphasizes the importance of quality child care for all children and sets parameters for how federal funds should be invested for these efforts.
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Georgetown Center for Continuing and Professional Education/Early Intervention
The Georgetown University Certificate in Early Intervention prepares you to develop a system of services and support for infants, toddlers, and young children with disabilities or delays in development. You’ll benefit from advanced training in comprehensive, evidence-based early intervention practices, including a “system of care” approach to the delivery of services.
Professional Development Information System
The Professional Development Information System (PDIS) is an online system that allows early childhood staff in the District of Columbia to access training and professional development offered by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and its partners.
Shared Services Alliance
Helping the early childhood field achieve financial sustainability and strong child outcomes through Shared Services.
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