JUST WHAT IS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE?

Technical assistance is the provision of individual or small group focused, hands on support for a specific issue or topic. This support can be provided through a telephone call, provision of resources, an on-site visit, a support group meeting at the resource center, or support provided by a CCCRC trainer after a training session is completed. Many people refer to technical assistance as mentoring or coaching. CCCRC currently provides free technical assistance for:

·    Licensing concerns when referred by your licensing specialist

·    Program accreditation. In depth assistance for program accreditation can be provided for a fee.

·    Credentialing

·    Assistance with understanding and implementing the Maryland EXCELS program.

·    Requirements and application for the Child Care Career & Professional Scholarship Fund

·         Infant/Toddler program concerns (on-site)

·         Accessing MSDE training and program start-up vouchers

·         Program start-up

·         Program quality improvement issues

·         Project Right Steps:  Children’s challenging behaviors

·         Classroom management

·         Orientation to the use of the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) strategies

For more information, please call our office

410-822-5400 ext. 2339
E-mail

 dberger@chesapeake.edu