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Family Engagement and Consumer Education

Parents are their children’s most important teachers and advocates. Child care programs can serve as trusted sources of information for parents on child development and community supports and services. The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 stipulates that States should be encouraged to provide consumer information to “promote involvement by parents and family members in the development of their children in child care settings.” The following resources provide information about the requirements of the new law and strategies for effectively informing and involving child care consumers.

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Program staff members find opportunities to build relationships and support families in their work every day.

Webinar participants learned how to identify the impact of adverse childhood experiences on ...

During a disaster or emergency that has a widespread impact, it is critical to regularly communicate with families and providers to give them state- or territory-specific...

The purpose of this resource is to help CCDF Lead Agencies (1) assess how well your agency used your consumer education website to communicate with stakeholders during an emergency, (2...

This tip sheet is designed to help states and territories leverage their child care consumer education websites to communicate critical information to families, providers...

This tip sheet provides resource topics and frequently asked questions (FAQs) that state and territory Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)...

During emergencies and disasters, families and child care providers need relevant and timely...

This resource guide is designed to help families and providers find information about the following child development topics: developmental milestones, social and emotional development, early learning, promoting cultural diversity and inclusion, health and safety, teaching materials and...