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Consumer Education Resource Page

Father smiling and holding infantThe Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) final rule outlines regulations for implementing the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 and administering the CCDF program, including provisions regarding consumer education activities. American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) CCDF grantees with medium ($250,000 to $1 million in CCDF funds) and large (more than $1 million in CCDF funds) grant allocations are required to meet most of the consumer education requirements in the CCDF final rule, while grantees with small grant allocations (less than $250,000 in CCDF funds) are exempt from these requirements. All AI/AN CCDF grantees are exempt from the requirement to create and maintain a consumer education website.

Consumer education activities include efforts to inform parents, providers, and the general public of the CCDF program and other available services to support families, provider quality and health and safety, family engagement, and early childhood development.

This resource page provides resources from the National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development related to the helping parents make informed consumer choices regarding child care.