Seizing the Moment: Child Care and Early Childhood Cross-Sector Partnership Opportunities Through the American Rescue Plan Act
The Office of Early Childhood Development (OECD), Office of Child Care (OCC), and Office of Head Start (OHS) of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will host a webinar on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET. This webinar will highlight resources and cross-sector partnership opportunities to maximize and leverage the increased investments for child care and Head Start programs through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. The first part of the webinar will include a brief panel presentation on ARP Act early childhood (EC) priorities and guidance from ACF leaders Ms. Katie Hamm, OECD Deputy Assistant Secretary; Dr. Ruth Friedman, OCC Director; and Dr. Bernadine Futrell, OHS Director. During the second part of the webinar, invited participants will join small breakout discussion groups organized by region and state. The breakouts will include time for peer-to-peer networking with other regional and state EC leaders to share promising strategies, identify barriers and challenges, and explore partnership opportunities for ARP Act implementation.
The audience for this webinar includes ACF and Federal partner state lead agency grantees—including the Child Care and Development Fund program; Head Start Collaboration Office; Preschool Development Grant Birth Through Five program; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program; Community Services Block Grant; Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention; Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act; Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program; Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems; and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Learn the Signs. Act Early.—as well as Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B and C coordinators, state refugee coordinators, and other state EC system leaders.
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