Child Care and Youth Training and Technical Assistance Project (CYTTAP)
Extension Child Care Resources
A nationwide environmental scan was conducted to discover professional development opportunities available through the Cooperative Extension System for early childhood or school age providers across the nation. The Environmental Scan of Extension Professional Development Opportunities for Early Childhood and School Age Providers highlights opportunities offered through the Cooperative Extension System for providers who serve early childhood and school age children from military families, both on and off installation.
This 3 year project is to develop and deliver training for early childhood professionals in 13 states. Funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of Defense, the project focuses on professionals who care for children from off-installation military families including National Guard and Reserve.
The project focuses on those professionals who care for children (ages 0 – 12) from off-installation military families including National Guard and Reserve.
Local-level partnerships with Extension systems in participating states will identify target audiences and provide long-term sustainability.
Each state will have a custom designed training package that reflects its needs.
As a result of this project, the skills of more than 28,000 child and youth development professionals will be strengthened, increasing the quality of services provided to nearly 300,000 military children.
Help military children be successful.
Increase military families’ access to quality child care.
As a part of this project, the following training will be provided to child care professionals who provide care for off-installation military families:
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