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  • OSSE Child Care Licensing Proposed Regulations

    July 17, 2024
    Early Childhood

    Sara Mead Deputy Superintendent of Early Learning District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) 810 First Street NE, 9th Floor Washington, DC 20002 Email: ossecomments...

    View OSSE Child Care Licensing Proposed Regulations
    Advocacy Letter
  • What’s in the District’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget for Infants and Toddlers?

    July 2, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood

    Last week, the DC Council voted on and passed the District of Columbia’s final fiscal year 2025 budget. The budget includes millions in funding for early childhood programs, including child care ...

    View What’s in the District’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget for Infants and Toddlers?
    Blog Post
  • The District of Columbia’s Updated Child Care Plan: What You Need to Know

    June 28, 2024
    Early Childhood

    CCDF process and timeline Every three years, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) updates its child care policies and submits them to the federal government for approval. This...

    View The District of Columbia’s Updated Child Care Plan: What You Need to Know
    Blog Post
  • Testimony of Audrey Kasselman, Policy Analyst, before the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education

    June 4, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood

    Thank you for the opportunity to submit written testimony. My name is Audrey Kasselman and I am a Ward 1 resident and a policy analyst with DC Action and the Under 3 DC Coalition. Under 3 is commit...

    View Testimony of Audrey Kasselman, Policy Analyst, before the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education
    Testimony
  • ESP Letter to OSSE: Recommendations for CCDF State Plan

    May 20, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood

    Sara Mead Superintendente Adjunta de Aprendizaje Temprano Oficina del Superintendente Estatal de Educación 1050 First Street NE Washington, D. C. 20002 Estimada Superintendente Adjunta Mead: El ...

    View ESP Letter to OSSE: Recommendations for CCDF State Plan
    Advocacy Letter
  • Letter to OSSE: Recommendations for CCDF State Plan

    May 20, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood

    Sara Mead Deputy Superintendent of Early Learning Office of the State Superintendent of Education 1050 First Street NE Washington, DC 20002 Dear Deputy Superintendent Mead, On Saturday, March 16, o...

    View Letter to OSSE: Recommendations for CCDF State Plan
    Advocacy Letter
  • Testimony of Ruqiyyah Anbar-Shaheen, Director, Early Childhood, before the Committee of the Whole

    May 3, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood

    Good morning, Chairman Mendelson, members of the Committee of the Whole, and staff. My name is Ruqiyyah Anbar-Shaheen, and I am the Director of Early Childhood at DC Action and the Under 3 DC coali...

    View Testimony of Ruqiyyah Anbar-Shaheen, Director, Early Childhood, before the Committee of the Whole
    Testimony
  • Testimony of Audrey Kasselman, Policy Analyst, before the Committee of the Whole

    May 3, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood

    Good morning, Chairman Mendelson, members of the Committee of the Whole, and staff. My name is Audrey Kasselman, and I am the Early Childhood Policy Analyst at DC Action and the Under 3 DC coalitio...

    View Testimony of Audrey Kasselman, Policy Analyst, before the Committee of the Whole
    Testimony
  • Análisis Detallado de la Nueva Norma Federal para el Fondo de Cuidado y Desarrollo Infantil

    May 1, 2024
    Early Childhood

    View Análisis Detallado de la Nueva Norma Federal para el Fondo de Cuidado y Desarrollo Infantil
    Policy Snapshot
  • A Closer Look at the New Federal Child Care and Development Fund Rule

    April 30, 2024
    Early Childhood

    On March 1, 2024, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announced a final rule on the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). This is a...

    View A Closer Look at the New Federal Child Care and Development Fund Rule
    Policy Snapshot
  • Testimony of Audrey Kasselman, Policy Analyst, before the Committee on Housing

    April 9, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood

    Councilmember White, members of the Committee on Housing, and staff, thank you for the opportunity to submit written testimony. My name is Audrey Kasselman and I am a resident of Ward 1. I am the E...

    View Testimony of Audrey Kasselman, Policy Analyst, before the Committee on Housing
    Testimony
  • Testimony of Travis Ballie, Under 3 DC Organizing Director, before the Committee on Business and Economic Development

    April 8, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood

    Good morning Chairperson McDuffie, councilmembers, and staff of the Committee on Business and Economic Development. My name is Travis Ballie, and I am the Organizing Director at DC Action. I am her...

    View Testimony of Travis Ballie, Under 3 DC Organizing Director, before the Committee on Business and Economic Development
    Testimony