The Childcare Development Fund, or CCDF, under the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs is required by the National Office of Child Care to provide training and professional development to daycare providers.
In doing so, CCDF partnered with the Northern Marianas College-Community Development Institute to facilitate trainings suitable to the needs of all daycare providers. The trainings facilitated by NMC-CDI included Administration and Supervision in Early Childhood Program, Child and Growth Development, School Age Care Environment Rating Scale (SACERS), Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale-Revised (ITERS-R) and Socio-Emotional Development. These trainings were attended by daycare and relative care providers.
On Jan. 15, 2016, DCCA-CCDF distributed certificates of training completion to the providers who completed all the required trainings for Fiscal Year 2015. They were also recognized for their hard work and perseverance.
A draft of the CCDF State Plan for Fiscal year 2016-2018 was also presented to the providers by the CCDF administrator Maribel Loste. The State Plan is due for submission to the Office of Child Care on March 1, 2016. (PR)