What is Training & Technical Assistance?
ASU Childhood Services provides technical assistance to child care programs identified in need of support by the Child Care Appeal Board, Child Care Licensing Specialist/Supervisor, Special Nutrition Program, Early Childhood Education Commission or self-initiated. ASU Childhood Services works closely with the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education to assist programs in becoming a Quality Approved facility. ASU Childhood Services offers Regular Technical Assistance, Priority Technical Assistance, and Workshops.
When the requests are received, a consultant is selected from a pool of consultants with a variety of expertise to deliver technical assistance or training. The consultant, with input from the program and child care licensing specialist, will develop an individualized technical assistance and improvement plan. ASU Childhood Services, along with the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education, make the final determination on the level of training/technical assistance to be provided to the child care program. Emphasis is place on technical assistance while helping the program and staff develop their own resources for continual growth and improvement. This program allows child care programs to receive needed technical assistance which helps provide quality of service to children.
How do you receive Technical Assistance?
The Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education and ASU Childhood Services offer technical assistance to licensed child care programs at no cost to the program. The procedure is simple:
- Contact ASU Childhood Services or a Licensing Specialist to receive a Technical Assistance request.
- Complete the request form with all the necessary information.
- Mail, FAX, or e-mail the request to ASU Childhood Services.
- The ASU Childhood Services Technical Assistance Coordinator will contact a consultant to assign the technical assistance.
- The consultant will contact the Licensing Specialist and the program to schedule the professional development activity, which might be an on-site visit or a workshop.
- A written report of the visit will be sent to ASU Childhood Services to distribute to the program and the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education.