Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Event: Using ARRA Funds for State Infant/Toddler Initiatives

CLASP and National Women's Law Center are co-hosting an event to discuss how states are using Stimulus funds to increase quality child care for infants and toddlers. The free conference call, moderated by Danielle Ewen of CLASP and Helen Blank of NWLC, will be held on Tuesday, May 18 at 2:00 p.m. EST.

The call will feature the following presenters:
  • Evelyn Efinger, Infant Toddler Coordinator, Early Care & Learning Council, New York
  • Debi Mathias, Director of Bureau of Early Learning Services at the Office of Child Development and Early Learning, Departments of Education and Public Welfare, Pennsylvania
  • Wenda Singer, Program Consultant at the Office of Early Childhood Development, Department of Social Services, Virginia
  • Karen Schulman, Senior Policy Analyst, National Women’s Law Center
The Recovery Act provided $2 billion for the Child Care and Development Block Grant, $93.6 million of which was set aside for early care. This event provides an opportunity to learn from states’ strategies for utilizing this funding—from increased training and education for child care providers to the establishment of infant/toddler resource centers in the community—to improve quality care for young children.

Register for “Using ARRA Funds for State Infant/Toddler Initiatives” here.

For more information about states’ use of ARRA funds for early care, see our recent post and “Child Care Development Block Grant Helps States Expand Child Care Efforts” by Financing Community Change.

For policies to increase early care and education.

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