CCAoA Announces New Healthy and Safe Child Care Funding Opportunity

August 08, 2016

Child Care Aware® of America, in partnership with the Administration for Children and Family’s (ACF) National Center for Early Childhood Health and Wellness (NCECHW), is pleased to announce a train-the-trainer funding opportunity for child care health and safety. Healthy and Safe Child Care: A Training of Trainers Opportunity is a training support and incentive grant designed to broaden the capacity of child care resource and referral agencies (CCR&Rs) to provide health and safety training to child care providers in support of Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) health and safety training requirements. The grant will also provide curriculum and initial training that supports ACF’s Caring for Our Children Basics standards.

Two programs—child care resource and referral agencies or other child care training providers—will be selected; these programs will host a an initial train-the-trainer session during September 2016, conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics. A grant will be awarded to support the cost of providing the train-the-trainer session and for developing a training implementation plan that reaches center- and home-based providers.

Visit our webpage on Healthy and Safe Child Care: A Training of Trainers Opportunity to learn more about this funding opportunity.

Topics: Systems Building, Professional Development, Health & Safety

Krista Scott

Written by Krista Scott

Krista Scott is an experienced child health expert working at the forefront of policy, advocacy and equity as the current Senior Director for Child Care Health Policy at CCAoA. For over 15 years, Ms. Scott has worked in public health and education, primarily in non-profit and government agencies, where she has honed her expertise in early childhood health, mental health, special education, program development and support and in using policies to strengthen practice. Ms. Scott has her bachelor’s degree in political science and her Master of Social Work with a focus on management and policy.