Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel
August 7 - 9, 2018


This year’s meeting will focus on building and operationalizing your vision for your Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) programs: How can you navigate the tradeoffs to advance the policies that support the best child care system for your state or territory?

STAM 2018 will feature peer-to-peer discussions, state and territory examples of innovative practices, and presentations on various research topics relevant to child care and the support of low-income working parents.

Meeting Location

Crystal Gateway Marriott

1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy,
Arlington, VA  22202
Hotel Phone: (703) 920-3230
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Hotel Website: Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel
Reservations Phone: (877) 212-5752
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STAM Week Attendance Guide

State and Territory Administrators Day
Meeting—August 7, 2018

  • State or territory CCDF administrators
  • Co-CCDF administrator or subsidy administrator

Note: OCC plans to offer enrichment opportunities for state and territory staff members not participating in the State and Territory Administrators Day Meeting.

Full STAM—August 8–9, 2018

  • State or territory CCDF administrators, co-CCDF administrators, and
      subsidy administrators
  • State or territory staff members working on CCDF topics, such as
      licensing, workforce, quality, subsidy, and consumer education
  • Partners from other state or territory agencies.

The 1st day of the State and Territory CCDF Administrators Meeting (STAM 2018) (Tuesday, August 7) will be held for state and territory Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) leaders (e.g., state and territory CCDF administrators, subsidy administrators). STAM 2018 proceedings will be held on Wednesday, August 8, and Thursday, August 9.


Topics for this year’s meeting may include:

  • Weighing the tradeoffs for different policy outcomes
  • Effectively implementing criminal background check requirements
  • Monitoring child care providers
  • Federal monitoring of CCDF programs
  • Workforce retention and child care supply
  • Ensuring integrity in CCDF programs
  • Payment rates and the child care market
  • Data-based evaluation of quality in child care systems
  • Coordination between states and tribes
  • How to find resources to support CCDF program administration
  • Submitting and amending the CCDF Plan

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Contacting a Participant

During the meeting, cell phones should be turned off or put on a silent/vibrate mode to minimize the disruptions for presenters and participants. If your colleagues or family members need to reach you during the meeting, they can contact Laura Morella at 301-798-7188 or

In an extreme emergency, meeting staff members will try to locate you in the meeting. For nonemergencies, messages will be taken and given to the attendee.

Local Weather and Climate

In August, the average temperature in Washington, DC is approximately 87° F. We would recommend packing light clothing including a light jacket. There could also be a chance of rain, so an umbrella might be needed.

Please check this site as the meeting dates approach. We will post updates on any weather conditions that could impact your travel.