CCDF – Peer-to-Peer Learning and Training

On Monday, June 28, 2021, DCCA’s Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) began a two day training to improve stakeholder knowledge and confidence in the systems and processes involved in administering proper and effective childcare in the CNMI. This training also aimed to improve the relationships between the State offices and NGOs  involved.

Present at this training were staff of DCCA’s CCDF and Child Care Licensing Program (CCLP) as well as representatives of DICE Pacific and Evergreen Learning. Participants from Tinian and Rota were also able to join.

Day 1 provided an overview of the CCDF and CCLP’s respective roles in ensuring effective and safe child care systems in the CNMI. Chief of DCCA, Secretary Joseph P. Deleon Guerrero, attended the first day and expressed his appreciation for the commitment that these participants continue to make.

Day 2 gave participants a closer look at the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS), System of Support, Health and Safety Requirements for Child Care Providers/Facilities, and the goal of Home Visits.

Each day ended with a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) segment where participants can give feedback to identify what aspects of the training were beneficial towards the planned outcomes and to also identify areas that may need improvement.

The Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) and Child Care Licensing Program (CCLP) are the CNMI’s lead offices in regards to child care in the Marianas. For more information and resources about Child Care in the CNMI, visit