Child Care State Capacity Building Center (SCBC)

SCBC will focus on national priorities, changing mindsets, and making strategic T/TA investments that lead to innovation and results for children and families, especially infants and toddlers. The SCBC will provide shoulder to shoulder support to child care administrators and their key partners to create early childhood systems that are coordinated, collaborative, and comprehensive in their approach to improving child outcomes and school readiness. The SCBC will support states and territories through the design and delivery of multiple capacity building services, including product dissemination, targeted T/TA (e.g., training, peer learning, and networking), and intensive tailored consultation. The SCBC will provide services to Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Lead Agencies using a T/TA framework through four teams: State Systems Specialist Network; Infant/Toddler Specialist Network; Intensive Capacity Building Network; and Information Services Team. This approach will help CCDF lead agencies improve individual, organizational, and system performance; leverage opportunities in the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014; and use complex, adaptive systems thinking to address the issues with the greatest influence and impact on states and territories. This will ultimately lead states and territories to move further and faster to improve outcomes for children and families. This new contract has been awarded to ICF International subcontracting with WestEd.

Last Reviewed: October 2015

Last Updated: October 14, 2015