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Guam Child Care

NOTIFICATIONS
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BCCS Parent Focus Group Session

Post Date/Time: Friday 04/05/2024 04:47 PM

BCCS Provider Workgroup - Session 5

The Bureau of Child Care Services (BCCS), with the essential assistance and feedback of the licensed child care providers on Guam, has reached a checkpoint in developing a quality improvement system (QIS). Session 5 covers a brief presentation on the subject of "Cultural Humility" that emphasizes culture in the design of Guam's QIS and how incorporating recognition and acceptance of other cultures is important in high-quality child care settings. The session also featured an activity where the child care providers discussed and gathered evidence for each of the six (6) areas of quality and their indicators. The discussions and feedback gathered are important in formulating the next steps towards completing Guam's QIS.

For more information, please see report: Provider Workgroup Session 5 Report
Post Date/Time: Tuesday 04/02/2024 03:53 PM

BCCS Provider Workgroup - Session 4

The Bureau of Child Care Services continues to coordinate small group sessions with licensed childcare providers to develop a quality improvement system (QIS) and have the system implemented in Guam. Session 4 is focused on an in-depth review of the QIS survey results, recommendations, and discussions in collaboration with the lead facilitator from the Child Care State Capacity Building Center.

For more information, please see report: Provider Workgroup Session 4 Report
Post Date/Time: Tuesday 04/02/2024 03:43 PM

BCCS Provider Workgroup - Session 3

The Bureau of Child Care Services continues collaborative discussions with a small group of licensed childcare providers in pursuit of developing a quality improvement system to be implemented in Guam. Session 3 is focused on developing a vision statement and crafting definitions of quality, which will be validated by a survey to be disseminated to all licensed childcare providers.

For more information, please see report: Provider Workgroup Session 3 Report


Post Date/Time: Tuesday 04/02/2024 03:37 PM

Guam’s Plan for Professional Development (GPPD) Submission

The Bureau of Child Care Services (BCCS), within the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS), will be enforcing a change of schedule in receiving application Forms for Validation of Early Childhood Providers (Path A) and Forms for Certification of Early Childhood Providers (Path A) under Guam’s Plan Professional Development (GPPD) for review and validation by The Early Childhood Professional Development (ECPD) Subcommittee under the Guam Early Learning Council (GELC); commonly known as GPPD submission.


Post Date/Time: Monday 02/05/2024 08:00 AM

BCCS Provider Workgroup - Session 2

The Bureau of Child Care Services holds a second round of provider workgroup sessions with a small group of licensed child care providers to discuss ways to improve the quality of child care services in Guam. 

For more Information: Provider Workgroup Session 2 Report

Post Date/Time: Wednesday 10/18/2023 11:39 AM

BCCS Office will open Wednesday October 11

Bureau of Child Care Services (BCCS) would like to inform the public that our office at 130 Castle Mall University Drive, Suite 15/16 Mangilao, GU will resume4 operations Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 10:00 AM.
Post Date/Time: Wednesday 10/11/2023 09:22 AM

BCCS Office Closed Due to Tropical Storm Bolaven

As we anticipate the island to go into Condition of Readiness 2 (COR2) tonight, the Bureau of Child Care Services (BCCS) would like to inform the public that our office at 130 Castle Mall University Drive, Suite 15/16 Mangilao, GU will be closed on Monday, October 9, 2023 until further notice.

BCCS  encourages the island community to stay up-to-date on the latest news on Tropical Storm
Bolaven. You can visit the following links for more information:
 
NWS Website: https://www.weather.gov/gum/
NWS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGuam/
GHS/OCD Website: https://ghs.guam.gov/
GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD/

Post Date/Time: Sunday 10/08/2023 07:06 PM

Division of Children's Wellness 2nd Annual Halloween Fair

Please join us for the Division of Children's Wellness 2nd Annual Halloween Fair. Saturday Oct, 14, 2023 from 10:00 Am - 3:00 Pm at the Micronesian Mall, Center Court.


Post Date/Time: Friday 09/22/2023 09:00 AM

Relative / In-Home Providers Updated FAQ

The Bureau of Child Care Services (BCCS) provides support for people and organizations that are interested in starting child care programs in their communities. If you are a resident of Guam and is a relative or in kinship with a CCDF certified family, you may choose to be a paid child care provider and care for up to six children in your home or the child’s home. All child care providers must complete all application requirements, comply with health and safety standards, pass eligibility requirements on background checks, complete 15 hours of certified health, safety, and early childhood related training, and be in compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements.

Click the link below to view the full FAQ for Relative / In-Home Providers:
https://guamchildcare.com/sites/default/files/relative_-_in-home_child_care_provider_faq.pdf
Post Date/Time: Monday 09/11/2023 09:19 AM

BCCS Conducts Child Care Provider Workgroup Sessions

The Bureau of Child Care Services’ (BCSS) mission is to maximize parental child care options by providing access to a variety of affordable, high-quality early care and afterschool programs.

Post Date/Time: Wednesday 08/16/2023 05:40 PM

Mawar-rior Child Care Recovery Program

The child care industry of Guam was heavily impacted by the effects of Typhoon Mawar, causing many child care facilities to delay from opening their doors or making repairs to their facilities. This affects parents and families from going to work or school, and being contributing members of the community.
Post Date/Time: Wednesday 08/16/2023 05:35 PM

Office Closure Notice Due To Typhoon Mawar

Hafa Adai Everyone!
 
With the latest special address by our Governor and in preparation for Typhoon Mawar, our office will be closed until the situation is deemed safe. Please remain calm, stay informed, and prepare. We will send an update on the status of the office as soon as the typhoon passes.
 

Visit the following links for the latest advisory information:

Thank You and Stay Safe!
Post Date/Time: Tuesday 05/23/2023 08:00 AM

Please Contact Alternate Phone Line for Services (671)735-7375 or (671)735-7256

Please be advised that our main phone line (671) 735-7344 is temporarily unavailable. Please contact our alternate phone lines for child care services and assistance at (671) 735-7375 or (671)735-7256. We are working diligently to restore our main line and an updated status report will be posted as soon as all lines are restored.
Post Date/Time: Thursday 03/09/2023 02:30 PM

Please Contact Alternate Phone Line for Services (671)735-7375 or (671)735-7256

Please advise that our main phone line, (671) 735-7344 is temporarily unavailable. Please contact our alternate phone lines for child care services and assistance at (671) 735-7375 or (671)735-7256. We are working diligently to restore our main line, and an updated status report will be posted as soon as all lines are restored.
Post Date/Time: Wednesday 02/15/2023 09:30 AM