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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 thirty-minute follow-up webinar answered questions that states and territories raised in the "National Consumer Education Resources to Help States and PDG Grantees" webinar. Participants submitted questions prior to the webinar, and the experts prepared responses.

This resource was prepared in response to questions from webinar participants who attended the June 13, 2019, webinar ...

This thirty-minute follow-up session answered questions that states and territories raised in the webinar. Participants submitted questions prior to the webinar and the experts prepared responses.

This thirty-minute follow-up session answers questions that states and territories raised in the webinar. Participants submitted questions prior to the Ask Me Anything session and the experts prepared responses.

This guide offers best practices, strategies, and examples for state and territory staff to consider as they work to ensure their consumer education websites are accessible to people with disabilities.

This resource guide offers best practices, strategies, and examples for states and territories to consider as they work to provide translated materials on their consumer education websites.

This webinar addressed the CCDF consumer education requirements related to ensuring websites provide the widest possible access to services for families that speak languages other than English and for persons with disabilities.

This resource answers common state and territory questions about Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) consumer education website requirements and innovative practices for website...

School may be out for the summer, but children's learning needs don’t take a vacation! Children learn best when they have opportunities to build skills and knowledge across settings. These include summer child care programs as well as time spent at home. This resource from NCASE,...

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