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California Child Care Initiative Project

Jan 9, 2016

The California Child Care Resource & Referral Network provides CCIP grants to local CCR&R agencies to improve the training capacity of their staff, enhance their professional development, and extend their knowledge of early childhood education.

The Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP) works through local Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agencies to recruit, train, and retain licensed family child care providers. The program was initially developed by the Bank of America Foundation and is funded by a statewide and local public-private partnership. It currently operates in 71 locations around the state.

The California Child Care Resource & Referral Network provides CCIP grants to local CCR&R agencies to improve the training capacity of their staff, enhance their professional development, and extend their knowledge of early childhood education. This enables each local CCR&R to better support and train excellent child care providers. The trainings assist providers in meeting California state licensing requirements by highlighting nutrition and meal preparation, growth and development, and guidance on discipline.

In the CCIP model, local CCR&R staff recruit new licensed family child care providers and provide training in a wide variety of languages, including Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Russian, Hmong, and Farsi.

The CCR&R Network seeks to: provide train-the-trainers modules, collaborate with other agencies and nonprofits to provide specialized training on a range of topics, and produce a number of publications for family child care providers.

For more information, see http://www.rrnetwork.org/ccip

Updated January 2016

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