TCC SOLUTIONS EARLY YEARS
TCC Solutions has demonstrated a decades long commitment to improving the lives of children and families by supporting early childhood education and care (ECEC) state and local agencies since the late 1990’s, long before large technology consultants and venture capital investors realized this is a vitally important and worthy industry to support. In response to the newly created Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), TCC Solutions launched our first child care licensing system in 1999, our first child care subsidy eligibility solution in 2002 and our first mobile child care inspection tool in 2007.
CCDBG was a pivotal piece of federal legislation that represented a promise for our nation’s families seeking affordable, high-quality child care. But like any major legislation, it required extensive footwork to successfully rollout and implement. TCC Solutions learned that our technology was most effective when combined with program administration services and began offering services such as eligibility monitoring, direct service budget forecasting, quality rating management, and subsidy payment processing. But our lessons learned and creative solutioning capacity did not end there.
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As CCDBG evolved, so did TCC Solutions’ capacity and subject matter expertise to develop and enhance our solutions, including changes to support CCDBG reauthorization in 2014 and the 2016 federal rule promulgation. In 2015, we leveraged our 15 years of lessons learned with clients to develop Ascend, a purpose-led data system for state and local ECEC agencies and the constituents they serve. We’ve established a reputation for building, implementing and maintaining robust software and services, resulting in nimble solutions designed with adaptability, interoperability and scalability in mind.
More recently, the COVID-19 pandemic revealed the fragile nature of our nation’s ECEC ecosystem. In response to the crisis at hand, TCC Solutions rapidly added functionality to facilitate provider stabilization grants and made modifications to reduce administrative burdens on families.
Despite concerted efforts to return to pre-pandemic life, the ECEC industry is still suffering, and families are having difficulty finding care that meets their needs.
Providers have permanently closed doors and caregivers are leaving the profession. Some companies are bringing their employees back to an office, only to face long wait lists for high-quality, affordable care for their young children. New federal rules have been proposed to decrease the cost of care for families and to implement creative strategies to rebuild the early childhood workforce and provider supply.
Just as we’ve been here since the beginning, TCC Solutions will continue to work with ECEC state and local agencies to innovate and deliver transformational solutions.
TCC Solutions Early Childhood Solutions