Please join the Office of Child Care on Thursday, December 15, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time for our second webinar in this series. The webinar will focus on implementing new Child Care and Development Fund subsidy policies, including continuity of care and graduated phase-out.
Participants can register for the webinar via this Web link.
Please note: The date for the third webinar in the series has been changed to January 12, 2017; the timeframe will still be 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and the topic of that webinar will be Consumer Education and Parental Choice.
From November 4 e-mail: CCDF Topical Webinar Series Begins November 17.
As a part of our ongoing effort to support Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program grantees with the work of implementing the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 and the new CCDF program regulations, the Office of Child Care is launching a new webinar series that will feature monthly webinars focusing on specific CCDF policy topics. The multifaceted discussion on each webinar will include a presentation on the policy and requirements around a particular topic; a conversation focused on State, Territory, or Tribal experiences; and suggested resources and next steps that CCDF administrators and partners can take as they move toward full implementation of the new policies.
Webinars will be held on the third Thursday of every month from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). They will also be recorded and posted on line for those who are unable to join the live presentation. The first three dates for the webinars are as follows:
- November 17 at 3 p.m. ET—Health and Safety Standards and Training Requirements
- December 15 at 3 p.m. ET—12-Month Eligibility and Graduated Phase-Out
- January 12 at 3 p.m. ET—Consumer Education and Parental Choice (Originally scheduled for January 19).
The registration link for the third webinar will be forthcoming.
The new federal fiscal regulations (also referred as Uniform Guidance or the “Supercircular”) took effect for awards and award increments received on or after Dec. 26, 2014. The Office of Head Start (OHS) recommends that grantees transition to the new fiscal regulation throughout 2015. This website will maintain information pertaining to the former regulations through the end of 2015. Thereafter, the former regulations will be archived, and this website will reflect only the new federal fiscal regulations.
Read more about transitioning grants to the new regulations
You are strongly encouraged to review the resources below. Use them to become familiar with the expectations and impact of the new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements 2014 Regulations on your organization. If you are unsure about how to apply the new fiscal regulations and requirements within your organization, please contact your Regional Office for assistance.
Source: Office of Head Start, Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
Available at: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/operations/mang-sys/fiscal-mang/ug-resources
May 16, 2013
This crosswalk provides programs recommendations for quality health and safety practices and policies. Head Start health managers and staff may use this easy tool to find connections between the Head Start Program Performance Standards and Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards, 3rd Edition.
Source: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
Available at: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/health/center/crosswalk.html
The purpose of this conference is to provide information and support to State staff and other interested parties in the implementation of the Part C regulations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). On September 6, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education announced the final regulations for the early intervention program under Part C of the IDEA. These final regulations will help improve services and outcomes for America’s infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.
The final Part C regulations incorporate provisions in the 2004 amendments to Part C of the IDEA. Additionally, the final regulations provide States with flexibility in some areas, while ensuring State accountability to improve results and providing needed services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. The regulations focus on measuring and improving outcomes for the approximately 350,000 children served by the Part C program with the goal of ensuring that such children are ready for preschool and kindergarten.
Webcast will be available soon!
Source: Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education
Available at: http://osep-part-c.tadnet.org/home
During the month of October 2011, the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) will reflect on the 25th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) early childhood programs, initiatives that marked a turning point in how our nation addresses the needs of young children with disabilities and their families.
CEC also applauds the Obama Administration for its recent release of the final IDEA Part C regulations, which will provide clarity within the field on implementation of the law.
Source: Council for Exceptional Children
Available at: http://www.cec.sped.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PolicyAdvocacy/IDEAResources/Celebrating_25_Years_of_Early_Childhood_Programs/default.htm
Topical webinars associated with the new Part C regulations.
Source: IDEA Infant & Toddler Coordinators Association
Available at: http://www.ideainfanttoddler.org/regulations.htm
The Secretary issues final regulations governing the Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities. These regulations are needed to reflect changes made to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as amended by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (Act or IDEA).
Source: Federal Register, Volume 76 Issue 188
Available at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-09-28/html/2011-22783.htm
Part B Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)
Note: This document has been delivered to the Office of the Federal Register but has not yet been scheduled for publication. The official version of this document is the document that is published in the Federal Register.
Source: U.S. Department of Education
Available at: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/reg/idea/part-b/index.html
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.
Infants and toddlers with disabilities (birth-2) and their families receive early intervention services under IDEA Part C.
Source: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Available at: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/reg/idea/part-c/index.html
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has extended the time period on the publication of the final Part C regulations past the 90 days originally expected. It is not clear how long this postponement of the regulations release will be. DEC will keep you posted on new information as it becomes available.
Source: Division of Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children
Available at: http://www.dec-sped.org/About_DEC/Whats_New?id=117