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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La transición al jardín de infantes es un gran suceso en la vida del niño, ¡y también para sus padres y cuidadores! Si su niño necesitará cuidados antes o después de la escuela, asegúrese de pensar en ello cuando planifique la transición. Encontrar un programa con el que usted y su hijo se...

Este informe se basa en la orientación que hay sobre el apoyo a los niños y las familias durante la transición al jardín de infantes, y amplía las ideas de los padres y las partes interesadas para incluir los programas para edad escolar a los que asisten muchos niños pequeños.

Partnering with families as they build foundations for economic mobility is a key component of your work as an early care and education professional. 

El verano es para el sol y la diversión, pero el aprendizaje de los niños es demasiado importante para tomarse vacaciones. En el verano, muchos niños en edad escolar pierden hasta tres meses de equivalencia a nivel de grado en matemáticas y lectura.1 Esto se conoce como retroceso de verano. Como...

Program staff members find opportunities to build relationships and support families in their work every day.

Your family's financial, education, and employment needs and goals may change during emergencies and natural disasters.

Families' financial, education, employment, and career needs and goals may change during emergencies and natural disasters.

Webinar participants learned how to identify the impact of adverse childhood experiences on ...

During a disaster or emergency that has a widespread impact, it is critical to regularly communicate with families and providers to give them state- or territory-specific...