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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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The Office of Child Care (OCC) hosted the 2019 Tribal Management Institute in Kansas City, MO, from March 19 through March 22, 2019.  The goal of the OCC...

The 2016 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.

Tener acceso a cuidado infantil seguro y económico es algo criticó para los padres y otros cuidadores. Las familias enfrentan numerosas decisiones cuando están balanceando el trabajo y la vida familiar, especialmente cuando se trata de escoger el tipo de cuidado que se va usar.

This fact sheet describes the QRIS family-engagement indicators and stakeholder-engagement campaigns implemented in 2017.

Child care subsidies are a critical component of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CC Partnerships.) Programs must ensure that at least 25 percent of enrolled families use subsidies. Assisting families to access and maintain subsidies is the focus of this brief.

The Foundations for Quality series is a collection of resources designed to support states, territories, and tribes and others responsible for consumer education and engagement in developing and implementing effective, family-friendly consumer education and engagement strategies.

The National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement, in collaboration with the EarlyEdU Alliance®, has developed the Family Engagement in Early Care and...

Use this research-based resource to support early childhood state systems-building efforts to advance family engagement.

Explore this brief to learn about a set of resources designed to help build knowledge and strengthen practices for implementing family engagement. They may be used to support professional development for early childhood and school-age care and education professionals.

Explore this resource to learn more about how to use social media to partner with families to support their children’s learning and development.

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