Family Outreach Series

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 English proficiency and persons with disabilities. States, Territories, and Tribes must also provide specific outreach to families experiencing homelessness.  CCDF regulations allow the use of CCDF quality funds for training and outreach on family engagement as part of professional development.

As professionals in early childhood and school-age systems, your work should align with these CCDF requirements and ensure that outreach strategies reach as many families as possible.  To be effective in your efforts, you may need to modify your approach to conducting outreach activities. 

This resource series suggests research-informed approaches to outreach to families. State, Territory, and Tribal Administrators and system-level professionals, including child care resource and referral (CCR&R), child care subsidy, and other staff responsible for outreach, may find this series useful for implementing an effective approach to outreach. 

Explore the four resources in the series:

Strategies for Outreach to All Families: Overview Strategies for Outreach to Families Experiencing Homelessness Strategies for Outreach to Families Living in Remote or Rural Areas Strategies for Outreach to Families with Limited English Proficiency
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Resource Type
  • Family Engagement and Consumer Education
    • Informing Child Care Consumers
      • Family Friendly Outreach
    • Supports and Services for Families
      • Relationship-Based Practice
  • Quality Improvement
    • Outreach and Consumer Education
  • System Planning and Implementation
    • Outreach and Participation
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