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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Trabajar con los padres para acceder y mantener los subsidios de cuidado infantil es importante para el éxito de los programas de Asociación EHS-CC.

This resource answers common state and territory questions about how to promote your consumer education website by using social media to enhance your web presence and creating a brand to set your consumer...

CCDF Lead Agencies, subsidy staff, their supervisors, and others responsible for training subsidy staff can use Promoting Informed Child Care Choices: A Training Guide for Child Care Subsidy Staff as a tool for professional development.

The transition to kindergarten is a big event in the life of a child—and for the child’s parents and caregivers as well. This tipsheet from the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment is designed to support parents and caregivers in thinking ahead about transition planning for their...

Effective outreach promotes families' awareness of, access to, and use of early childhood care and education and comprehensive services. States, territories, tribes, and their partners can use this resource to enhance outreach to families experiencing homelessness.

This presentation outlines the Burrell Behavioral Health IMPART Program’s primary goal on providing behavioral health and recovery services to keep...

This presentation shares information on ChildCare.gov resources. ChildCare.gov can help families find, select, and pay for child care.

This presentation helps participants learn more about ChildCare.gov resources and what is next for the website. It shares how families are using te...

This presentation outlines the Family First Prevention Services Act, which was passed in 2018 to support child welfare. It includes information on prevention services, funded services under the law, and sp...