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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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...

The purpose of this resource is to help CCDF Lead Agencies (1) assess how well your agency used your consumer education website to communicate with stakeholders during an emergency, (2...

This tip sheet provides resource topics and frequently asked questions (FAQs) that state and territory Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)...

This tip sheet is designed to help states and territories leverage their child care consumer education websites to communicate critical information to families, providers...

During emergencies and disasters, families and child care providers need relevant and timely...

This resource guide is designed to help families and providers find information about the following child development topics: developmental milestones, social and emotional development, early learning, promoting cultural diversity and inclusion, health and safety, teaching materials and...

The information in this resource guide is designed to help identify the education, training, and experience needed need to qualify for a teaching or administrative role in a child care center or to operate a family child care (FCC) program. Information is also included to help locate training...

This best practice brief shares ways in which you can collect more detailed provider-level information as well as ways in...

This tip sheet explores how data collaboration with state partners can support and sustain child care search tool enhancements. ...