Consumer Education for Tribal Child Care and Development Fund Programs

CCDF supports eligible low-income working families through child care financial assistance and promotes children’s learning and development by improving the quality of child care programs. Consumer education activities improve access to child care by helping families understand their child care options, recognize financial support that is available, and select high-quality programs that meet their families’ needs. CCDF regulations, outlined in the 2016 CCDF final rule, emphasize consumer education as a core purpose of the CCDF program.

The Consumer Education brief Promoting Family Engagement through Outreach and Consumer Education for your Tribal CCDF Plan supports Tribal Lead Agencies with the full implementation of the consumer education requirements for medium and large allocation size grantees. Tribal CCDF grantees can use this resource to develop their consumer education system and support the role of parents as child care consumers to make informed choices regarding the services that best suit their needs, or to define their quality efforts around consumer education. 

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April 13, 2021
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