Early Ed Administration

Early education administration primarily funds operations at the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC), the Children's Trust Fund (CTF), and Child Care Resource and Referral Centers (Access Management). EEC has programs to support child care and child development while helping families balance work and family responsibilities. The CTF funds and evaluates family support programs to prevent child abuse and neglect. Access Management funds Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies which help families attain child care.

EEC operates a range of programs that support early education services for kids and families. Some initiatives provide support to families while striving to improve the quality of the early education that children receive. EEC also serves as the licensing organization for early education programs. EEC provides funding to local providers who deliver direct services, and also evaluates the quality of those services.

The Children’s Trust Fund offers resources and support to low-income families during the first years of a baby's life. CTF also offers a variety of training opportunities for professionals working with these families, including conferences, seminars, technical assistance, and access to two curricula lending libraries. CTF also runs http://www.onetoughjob.org which offers information on parenting.

Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies assist families through the process of applying for a child care subsidy. These agencies provide information about child care programs and referrals and counsel families on eligibility requirements.

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