Abbreviations and Acronyms

  • ACF Administration for Children and Families
  • ACYF Administration on Children, Youth and Families
  • AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children
  • AI/AN American Indian and Alaska Native; may also be referred to as tribal
  • CACFP Child and Adult Care Food Program
  • CAPTA Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act
  • CBC Criminal background check
  • CCDBG Child Care and Development Block Grant
  • CCDF Child Care and Development Fund
  • CCR&R Child care resource and referral (often used in the context of CCR&R agencies)
  • C.F.R. Code of Federal Regulations
  • ECTTAS Early Childhood Training and Technical Assistance System
  • EHCY Education for Homeless Children and Youth
  • EHS Early Head Start
  • EHS-CCP Early Head Start–Child Care Partnership
  • ELDGs Early learning and development guidelines
  • EPSDT Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment
  • FFY and FY Federal Fiscal Year and Fiscal Year
  • HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • HS Head Start
  • IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • IM Information memorandum
  • IPIA Improper Payments Information Act of 2002
  • I/T Infant and toddler
  • JOBS Job Opportunities and Basic Skills
  • LEA Local educational agency
  • LIHEAP Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
  • MRS Market rate survey
  • MOE Maintenance of effort
  • NAEYC National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • NAFCC National Association for Family Child Care
  • NARA National Association for Regulatory Administration
  • NICCA National Indian Child Care Association
  • OCC Office of Child Care
  • OHS Office of Head Start
  • OMB Office of Management and Budget
  • PCQC Provider Cost of Quality Calculator
  • PI Program Instruction
  • PRWORA Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996
  • QPR Quality Progress Report
  • QRIS Quality rating and improvement system
  • RO Regional office (Office of Child Care)
  • RPM Regional Program Manager
  • SAC State Advisory Council
  • SCHIP State Children’s Health Insurance Program
  • SDAP Sampling Decisions, Assurances, and Fieldwork Preparation Plan
  • SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • SMI State median income
  • TA Technical assistance
  • T&TA Training and technical assistance
  • TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • U.S.C. United States Code
  • WIC Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children