Family Engagement and Consumer Education

Parents are their children’s most important teachers and advocates. Child care programs can serve as trusted sources of information for parents on child development and community supports and services. The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 stipulates that States should be encouraged to provide consumer information to “promote involvement by parents and family members in the development of their children in child care settings.” The following resources provide information about the requirements of the new law and strategies for effectively informing and involving child care consumers.

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As parents and caregivers support their children in their growth and development, they have many opportunities for talking about and modeling kindness and inclusion. This tip sheet encourages parents and caregivers to reflect on the things they already do with their children to help them learn...

This document describes the requirements for posting aggregate data and provides an example of how states and territories can display the aggregate number of serious injuries, deaths, and instances of substantiated abuse in child care on their...

This resource provides consistent terminology for translating child care materials from English into Spanish. In some cases, several terms are included in the same entry to accommodate regional differences in usage.

During the opening session for the Meaningful Family Engagement strand, presenters discussed how including family voices and supporting family leadership in early childhood classrooms, programs, and systems can advance equity, improve outcomes, and...

This toolkit was designed to help states, territories, and Tribes develop an effective c...

This webinar is an introduction to a range of strategies to promote and encourage family and caregiver participation in the mixed delivery system.

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.

This brief provides an overview of research-based practices and policies that state leaders can use to support meaningful family engagement in children’s early learning, which ultimately improves child and family outcomes.