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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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The information in this resource guide is designed to help identify the education, training, and experience needed need to qualify for a teaching or administrative role in a child care center or to operate a family child care (FCC) program. Information is also included to help locate training...

This tip sheet explores how data collaboration with state partners can support and sustain child care search tool enhancements. ...

This Child Care Search Tool Assessment Checklist is designed to help you identify opportunities to integrate best practices...

This best practice brief aims to help CCDF Lead Agencies and partners consider program-level information and search tool features that may...

This best practice brief shares ways in which you can collect more detailed provider-level information as well as ways in...

The Consumer Education Website Continuous Improvement Series aims to help Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Lead Agencies develop effective, family-friendly consumer education...

This tip sheet aims to help you think about how to implement enhancements to your child care search tool....

This webinar describes different approaches to developing an effective child care search tool...

Tener acceso a cuidado infantil seguro y económico es algo criticó para los padres y otros cuidadores. Las familias enfrentan numerosas decisiones cuando están balanceando el trabajo y la vida familiar, especialmente cuando se trata de escoger el tipo de cuidado que se va usar.