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Washington D.C.

Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 5-7 p.m. National Children’s Center 3400 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE Register for this hearing: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/child-care-and-development-fund-ccdf-block-grant-plan-public-hearing-tickets-19585942080

Draft plan found here: http://osse.dc.gov/publications

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) announces that the Division of Early Learning will conduct five public hearings for comment on the proposed Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Block Grant Plan for the period of Oct. 1, 2016 through Sept. 30, 2018. The CCDF Block Grant is a major source of funding to help parents pay for child care. It is the primary source of funding for quality initiatives in early care and education.

Beginning Dec. 11, 2015, copies of the draft CCDF Plan will be made available at 810 First St., NE and on the OSSE website at: osse.dc.gov.

Family members, service providers, advocates, program administrators, government workers, community groups, residents and other interested parties are encouraged to attend and give testimony at the public hearings.

If you would like to attend, please use the registration links under each public hearing date to register. If you would like to testify, please indicate during registration that you would like to testify during the hearing you plan to attend.

Registered persons will be scheduled for a 3-minute period to testify first. Persons not registered to testify will be allowed to testify as time permits. Persons who testify are encouraged to bring a copy of the written testimony for the record.

Amharic, Chinese, French, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean and Sign Language interpreters will be available if the services are requested by Dec. 18, 2015, to ensure availability. Requests for interpretation can be made using the registration links above. Written comments on the draft CCDF Plan may be submitted at the hearing or throughout the comment period. All written comments must be received by 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. To submit a written comment outside of the public hearing, please visit osse.dc.gov click on the “Programs” tab, then click on “Early Learning” to find the Child Development Fund Plan starting Dec. 11, 2015 or email Carolyn J. Terry-Taylor, Policy and Program Officer at carolynj.taylor@dc.gov. If you have additional questions, please contact: Carolyn J. Terry-Taylor Policy and Program Officer Division of Early Learning DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education carolynj.taylor@dc.gov

Earlier Event: January 10
Connecticut
Later Event: January 12
California