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Stable Financial Assistance to Families

Stable financial assistance necessitates assistance policies that are child focused, family friendly, and fair to providers. Eligibility policies, protection for working parents, and the prioritization of vulnerable children and families promote stable and uninterrupted care for children and families. The following resources provide information about child care supports that promote continuity of care and lasting economic stability for families.

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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.

NCASE has developed a number of publications, webinars, and other resources on strategies for finding support for school-age child care after school...

Several federal grant programs play a significant role in supporting the costs of child care for low-income families, including care for school-age children before and after school and during the summer. This brief, Using CCDF and TANF to Support Quality Out-of-School Time Care, explores...

This resource was developed for an Open Space Session: Special and Vulnerable Populations. It is a compilation of all notations of special and vulnerable populations in the CCDF Final Rule and serves as a quick reference guide on serving special and vulnerable populations.

Explore este recurso para conocer mensajes, estrategias y ejemplos clave para los profesionales de la primera infancia y sus socios locales con el objeto de promover la utilización de subsidios para el cuidado infantil entre las familias que forman parte de las Asociaciones entre Early Head...

Explore this resource for key messages, strategies, and examples for programs and their local partners to promote the use of child care subsidies among families in Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships.

This guide provides an overview of Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) subsidy administration. It focuses on CCDF final rule requirements for providing stable financial assistance to eligible CCDF families and ensuring equal access to quality child care.

This resource was presented as part of the policy development sessions at STAM 2018.

This brief outlines opportunities and benefits of family-friendly policies, and provides examples of how Lead Agencies can simplify eligibility and enrollment to best meet the needs of families and providers.

Young children experiencing homelessness are among the most vulnerable of those needing child care. This brief discusses requirements in the CCDBG Act and CCDF final rule regarding homelessness, and explores policy and practice options for Lead Agencies.