128. Strategies for Supporting Family Child Care Providers through Coordinated Professional Development and Targeted Technical Assistance
|Date:||Wednesday July 15, 2015|
|Time:||3:15 PM - 4:45 PM|
|Speakers:|| Leslee Barnes, Child Care Resource and Referral Multnomah County
Martha Buell, University of Delaware
Dawn Woods, Oregon Early Learning Division
This session will show how two states are targeting efforts to meet the QRIS quality improvement needs of family child care providers using relationship-based strategies and techniques. Delaware will share how it is using targeted professional development (with a focus on language and literacy) delivered in a community-of-practice model to support family child care providers. Oregon will share its approach in creating focused child care networks to increase the supply of quality child care within communities that have been traditionally underserved in order to help close the achievement gap.