To support licensing administrators and CCDF administrators as they consider revisions to state standards for licensed and license-exempt providers, the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance has developed nine new briefs addressing the health and safety topics specified in the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014.
Millions of young children across the country receive care in home-based settings. Family child care includes care in a child's home, care provided by relatives and license-exempt caregivers, and regulated large family child care homes. These resources can help in the development of targeted supports to strengthen the quality and stability of family child care.
The 2016 Final Rule updates Child Care and Development Fund regulations to clarify changes made through the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014. The law made many important changes focused on strengthening child care to better support the success of both parents and children, while also providing a new emphasis on the importance of providing high-quality early education and care.
The Office of Child Care supports its grantees in various ways. Among the most important is the Early Childhood Training and Technical Assistance System (ECTTAS). The system brings together resources from the Office of Child Care, the Office of Head Start, and their health partners to offer CCDF Administrators and their stakeholders information, tools, training, and other supports. Learn more about the ECTTAS.