Child Care Automated Reporting System (CARS) Technical Assistance

The Child Care Automated Reporting System (CARS) TA Team supports States, Territory, and Tribal Child Care and Development Fund grantees in collecting, managing, analyzing, and reporting child care administrative data. The CARS TA Team’s efforts are available to help build or enhance grantees' capacity to improve the quality of administrative data and are provided through email, a toll-free helpline, remote national and regional trainings events, customized onsite technical assistance activities, and specialized data tools.

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The Child Care Data Tracker is a comprehensive case management tool designed to support the collection, management, and utilization of the case-level information needed for the generation of the required ACF-700 and ACF-801 reports.

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The State and Territory Reporting Technical Bulletins provide guidance to all grantees related to the data reporting requirements, data element definitions and format, and submission processes.

State and Territory Reporting

Tribal Reporting Guidance