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Consumer education and engagement drive quality when informed, equipped, and engaged families influence and improve early childhood (EC) and school-age care and education systems and settings.

Watch this brief overview of the relationship-based competencies, or the RBCs, to learn more about the knowledge, skills, and individual practices that early childhood professionals-in every role-need to engage and...

Watch this brief overview of the Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework for Early Childhood Systems and related resources for Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Lead agencies, their disseminating networks, state administrators,...

The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) regulations require States, Territories, and Tribes to explain in their CCDF plans how they will provide outreach (i.e., increase awareness of available services) and promote the use of services among eligible families including those with limited...

Effective outreach promotes families' awareness of, access to, and use of early childhood care and education and comprehensive services.  States, territ...

Effective outreach promotes families’ awareness of, access to, and use of early childhood care and education and comprehensive services.

Having access to safe and affordable child care is a critical issue for parents and other caregivers. Families face numerous decisions when balancing their work and home life, especially when it comes to choosing the type of care they will use.

NCASE is pleased to share a new research brief that builds on existing guid­ance about supporting children and fami­lies during the transition to kindergarten by broadening the way parents and stakehold­ers think about this transition to include school-age programs.

Trabajar con los padres para acceder y mantener los subsidios de cuidado infantil es importante para el éxito de los programas de Asociación EHS-CC.

CCDF Lead Agencies, subsidy staff, their supervisors, and others responsible for training subsidy staff can use Promoting Informed Child Care Choices: A Training Guide for Child Care Subsidy Staff as a tool for professional development.