Direct Child-Serving Practitioners

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Guidance from the Office of Child Care (OCC) strongly recommends CCDF Lead Agencies use funds to expand access to high-quality child care by increasing the use of contracts or grants, among other strategies.

Guidance from the Office of Child Care (OCC) strongly recommends CCDF Lead Agencies use funds to expand access to high-quality child care by implementing strategies to increase provider compensation.

Natural disasters and emergencies can be emotionally devastating and cause property damage that can be costly to repair. Child care programs are not immune to these risks and should plan and prepare for any event (minor as well as catastrophic) that may disrupt the day-to-day operations of their...

Creating a safe, welcoming space where children learn and thrive, and where families feel supported, is a hallmark of high-quality school-age child care. This tip sheet is designed to build the capacity of school-age child care providers in supporting equity and inclusion.

As parents and caregivers support their children in their growth and development, they have many opportunities for talking about and modeling kindness and inclusion. This tip sheet encourages parents and caregivers to reflect on the things they already do with their children to help them learn...

This series provides rationale and guidance for implementing relationship-based care in family child care homes and child care centers that serve infants, toddlers, and their families. The content is based on the understanding that relationships are essential for healthy development.

This series provides rationale and guidance for implementing trauma-responsive care in child care settings that serve infants, toddlers, and their families. It is based on the following understanding of trauma:

This resource simplifies finding criminal background check contact information for other states. It is maintained by the National Center on Subsidy Innovation and Accountability (NCSIA).

This resource can serve as a guide to modify existing policies and procedures to ensure ongoing, safe breastfeeding practices in child care programs during epidemics and other infectious disease occurrences.