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ChildCare.gov

As a companion to the state-level consumer education information, a national website, ChildCare.gov, will provide information to parents to help them access safe and quality child care services in their communities, with a range of price options, that best suit their family’s needs.

Features of ChildCare.gov include the following:

  • Nationwide capacity: ChildCare.gov will have the capacity to help families in every state and community in the nation.
  • Information at all hours: ChildCare.gov will provide, to parents and families, access to information about child care services 24 hours a day.
  • Services in different languages: ChildCare.gov will ensure the widest possible access to services for families who speak languages other than English.
  • High-quality consumer education and referral: ChildCare.gov will ensure that families have access to easy-to-understand child care consumer education and referral services.[2]

Additional Resources

Technical assistance on the specifics on ChildCare.gov is available.[3] Additional information can be found at https://childcareta.acf.hhs.gov/centers/childcaregov-project.

 


[1] CCDBG Act of 2014 658L(b); Child Care and Development Fund, 45 C.F.R. § 98.3(e) (2016).

[2] CCDBG Act of 2014 658L(b).

[3] Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2017). ChildCare.gov project [Web page]. Retrieved from https://www.acf.hhs.gov/occ/childcaregov-project