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Consumer Education Resources

Baby Girl with blocksConsumer Education is designed to help parents access information in order to make informed child care choices and to strengthen requirements to protect the health and safety of children in child care.

States and Territories are working to meet the requirements in the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 (P.L. 114-186) and the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Final Rule (45 C.F.R. Section 98) published in 2016 and to maximize these efforts by implementing best practices for engaging families through effective consumer education. Well-crafted consumer education that is strength-based and culturally, linguistically, and otherwise responsive to the needs of communities they serve, can reach large numbers of diverse families and ensure the widest possible access to information and services. 

These resources can provide guidance to states and territories as they develop and implement effective consumer education resources for families.

View Additional Consumer Education Resources and the CCDF Requirements on the Office of Child Care site

Consumer Education Websites

 

Website Best Practices

 

Consumer Education and Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS)

 

Family Engagement

 

Data Practices that Support Consumer Education