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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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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...

The first in the Child Care State Capacity Building Center's Consumer Education Hot Topic Webinar Series, this webinar focused on posting serious incident data and child care inspection reports online.

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...

Every year, 1.2 million children under 6 years old experience homelessness in the United States. Many of these children are in early childhood education programs. Explore this tip sheet to learn how homelessness impacts various areas of health and wellness.

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...

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