Region VIII Administrators Meeting:
Achieving the Vision
About the Meeting
The Region VIII CCDF Administrators Meeting: Achieving the Vision will take place at the Warwick Denver in Denver, Colorado, from May 20–23, 2019, with meeting start and end times of 1:00 p.m. (on the 20th and 23rd, respectively).
This training and technical assistance (TA) meeting will be an opportunity for state teams working to implement and administer the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program to consult with the Office of Child Care, national and regional TA partners, and other state leaders and partners to learn from each other about successful implementation of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 and 2016 CCDF Final Rule. The meeting will also feature national and regional early childhood leaders sharing their expertise.
Our nationally known keynote speaker will be discussing the Value of Partnerships to the Success of Early Childhood Systems during the first plenary session. Other plenary sessions will address collaboration efforts, quality rating and improvement systems, and data-driven decision-making.
We have designed interactive workshops to encourage Region VIII state CCDF leaders, key staff members, and partners to have the opportunity for networking, problem-solving, and strategic planning as they share experiences and discuss best practices. The workshop topics include Ensuring Equal Access, Needs Assessments and Measurable Indicators of Progress, Weighted Licensing Findings, Effective Consumer Education Websites, Family Child Care (FCC): Building and Sustaining FCC Networks, Criminal Background Checks, and Infants and Toddlers: Investments in Quality.
Who Should Attend
We know the success of the CCDF programs in each state depend on many key stakeholders. Please review the Draft Agenda and consider bringing key team members and partners who are engaged in achieving your program goals. These people could include leaders and key staff members who work in the areas of child care licensing; professional development; subsidy programs; consumer education; quality initiatives; and of course, criminal background checks.
Your participation is critical to the success of this meeting, and we appreciate the opportunity to design this learning and networking meeting based on topics of interest to those who work for and with our Region VIII state lead agencies. More details about the presenters and trainers will be added to the Draft Agenda over the next few weeks. We are looking forward to seeing you in Denver in May!