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 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. ...

This tip sheet aims to help you think about how to implement enhancements to your child care search tool....

This best practice brief aims to help CCDF Lead Agencies and partners consider program-level information and search tool features that may...

This webinar describes different approaches to developing an effective child care search tool...

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 resource list can help Tribal CCDF grantees implement the components of CCDF consumer education requirements.

Watch this webinar to learn more about Promoting Informed Child Care Choices: A Training Guide for Child Care Subsidy Staff.

Watch this brief overview of the relationship-based competencies, or the RBCs, to learn more about the knowledge, skills, and individual practices that early childhood professionals-in every role-need to engage and...