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Additional Consumer and Provider Education Information Requirements (not required on consumer education website)

Lead Agencies must also disseminate certain consumer education information to parents, the general public, and, where applicable, child care providers. This information can be disseminated through a child care resource and referral (CCR&R) agency or other means determined by the Lead Agency, including the consumer education website. (Refer to Define CCDF Leadership and Coordination with Relevant Systems for additional information about CCR&R agencies.)

Lead Agencies can also partner with other organizations, such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) agencies, Head Start programs, schools, and religious organizations to ensure that parents have access to consumer education information. This information must include the following:

✔️ The availability of child care services through CCDF, other early childhood education programs for which families might be eligible, and the availability of financial assistance to obtain child care services

✔️ Other programs for which families receiving CCDF may be eligible, including TANF, Head Start and Early Head Start, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and the state Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)

✔️ Programs carried out under Section 619 and Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

✔️ Research and best practices concerning children’s development, including meaningful parent and family engagement and physical health and development

✔️ Policies regarding the social-emotional and behavioral health of children, and policies to prevent expulsion of children between birth and age 5 from child care and other early childhood programs

 


[1] CCDBG Act of 2014 658E(c)(2)(E); Child Care and Development Fund, 45 C.F.R. § 98.33 (2016).