Common ECE Terms

AEIIAdvancing Effective Interactions and Instruction
AMArea Manager
CACFPChild & Adult Care Food Program
CASTLCenter for Advancing the Study of Teaching & Learning
CCR&RChild Care Resource & Referral
CCAChild Care Aware of VA
CDAChild Development Associate Credential
CECoordinated Enrollment
CESCommunity Engagement Specialist
CLASSClassroom Assessment Scoring System
COPCommunity of Practice
ECACEarly Childhood Advisory Council
ECCEEarly Child Care & Education
ECDEarly Childhood Development
ECEEarly Childhood Education
EDExecutive Director
FDHFamily Day Home
FESFamily Engagement Specialist
FPLFederal Poverty Level
FYFiscal Year (July 1 – June 30)
ITSNInfant Toddler Specialist Network
ITSInfant Toddler Specialist
ITBCInfant Toddler Behavioral Consultant
LEADLead Agency (Foundation First for RR)
LEALocal Education Agency
MDMixed Delivery
MOAMemorandum of Agreement
MOUMemo of Understanding
NAPNeighborhood Assistance Program (tax credits)
OBSObserver (class)
OECDOffice of Early Childhood
PBCPractice Based Coaching
PALSPhonological Awareness Literacy Screening
PDGB5Preschool Development Grant Birth to 5 (previous grant)
PDProfessional Development
PCFPeninsula Community Foundation
QRISQuality Rating and Improvement System
RECB5Recognize B5 (Teacher Retention Initiative)
RFPRequest for Proposal
RRReady Regions (State Innitiate for ECE)
RRNCReady Region North Central
TATechnical Assistance
TANFTemporary Assistance for Needy Families
VAEYCVA Assoc. for the Education of Young Children
VDHVA Dept of Health
VDSSVA Dept of Social Services
VDOEVA Dept of Education
VECFVA Early Childhood Foundation
VKRPVA Kindergarten Readiness Program (assessments)
VPIVA Preschool Initiative
VQB5Virginia Quality Birth to Five (unified measurement system)