oec: Collaborations and Initiatives
Collaborations and Initiatives

12/14/2015Child Care Development Fund Reauthorization
  On November 19, 2014, President Obama signed the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 into law. This reauthorizes the child care program for the first time since 1996 and represents an historic re-envisioning of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program. The new law makes significant advancements by defining health and safety requirements for child care providers, outlining family-friendly eligibility policies, and ensuring parents and the general public have transparent information about the child care choices available to them.
7/20/2015Home Visiting Consortium
  The Home Visitation Program Consortium is tasked with advising the Office of Early Childhood, Department of Children and Families, Department of Developmental Services and the Department of Education regarding the implementation of the recommendations for the coordination of home visitation programs within the early childhood system.
7/14/2015OEC Strategic Plan, Public Forums
  The first draft of the OEC’s strategic plan has been developed with specific outcomes, goals, and strategies. It incorporates public feedback from the summer forums as well as new legislation. The OEC welcomes public input on this draft plan and will share the draft and seek feedback through its website, webinars, public forums and the Early Childhood Cabinet. Public forums will be held in January 2016.
3/18/2015Week of the Young Child 2015
  April 12-18, 2015: Celebrating our Youngest Learners!