Any policy guidance or resources dated before November 19, 2014 was issued prior to the reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act in 2014. The Office of Child Care is currently reviewing policy documents that pre-date reauthorization to determine whether they remain current, or whether they need to be updated or archived.
Child Care Reauthorization and Opportunities for TANF and CCDF
February 19, 2016
Information Memorandum CCDF-ACF-IM-2016-02: Child Care Reauthorization and Opportunities for TANF and CCDF
Developmental and Behavioral Screenings
January 19, 2016
Information Memorandum CCDF-ACF-IM-2016-01: Developmental and Behavioral Screenings
Building the Supply of High-Quality Child Care
November 6, 2015
Information Memorandum CCDF-ACF-IM-2015-02: Building the Supply of High-Quality Child Care
Children's Social-Emotional and Behavioral Health
September 8, 2015
Information Memorandum CCDF-ACF-IM-2015-01: State policies to promote social-emotional and behavioral health of young children in child care settings in partnership with families.
Policy and Program Guidance for the Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CCP) Partnerships
August 6, 2015
Information Memorandum ACF-IM-HS-15-03: Policy and Program Guidance for the Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CCP) Partnerships
Refugee Resettlement and Child Care Partnerships: Partnering to Increase Refugee Families’ Access to High-Quality Child Care
March 25, 2014
Information Memorandum: Refugee Resettlement and Child Care Partnership
Crib Standards Information Memorandum
December 7, 2012
Information Memorandum CCDF-ACF-IM-2012-02: Beginning December 28, 2012 any crib used by child care facilities, including family child care homes, must meet the new Federal
Head Start, Child Care, and Public Libraries: Partnerships to Support Young Children and Their Families
May 9, 2012
Information Memorandum CCDF-ACF-IM-2012-01: The purpose of this Information Memorandum is to provide Head Start programs and CCDF grantees with information about a partnership between the Administration for Children and Families (ACF)/Office of Head Start, ACF/Office of Child Care, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) encouraging collaboration between early childhood programs and public libraries to help meet the educational needs of young children and their families.
Policies and Practices that Promote Continuity of Child Care Services and Enhance Subsidy Systems
September 21, 2011
Information Memorandum CCDF-ACF-IM-2011-06: Policies and Practices that Promote Continuity of Child Care Services and Enhance Subsidy Systems
Background Checks, Health and Safety Requirements, CCDF Plan
September 20, 2011
Information Memorandum CCDF-ACF-IM-2011-06: Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), Background Checks, Health and Safety Requirements, CCDF Plan
Early Childhood Education, Financial Stability, and Asset Building Strategies for Families with Young Children
August 31, 2011
Information Memorandum: CCDF-ACF-IM-2011-04: Key strategies for Head Start and CCDF grantees to help families with low incomes and limited assets improve their financial stability.
Fiscal Year 2011 CCDF Allocations and Targeted Funds for Tribes
May 25, 2011
Information Memorandum: CCDF-ACF-IM-2011-03: Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Final Allocations and Targeted Funds.
Child Welfare and Child Care Partnerships: Partnering with Families Involved in Child Care Subsidy Programs
April 1, 2011
Information Memorandum: Information to encourage partnerships across these agencies to better serve vulnerable child populations and families.
Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning for Child Care; CCDF Plan
February 17, 2011
Information Memoradum CCDF-ACF-IM-2011-01: CCDF Lead Agencies guidance in developing, exercising, and maintaining written child care emergency preparedness and response plans.
Helping Victims of Domestic Violence and Their Children
October 29, 2010
Information Memorandum CCDF-ACF-IM-2010-02: This Information Memorandum provides Head Start programs and CCDF grantees with information about domestic violence.
Transmittal of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Assistance Fact Sheet – Public Assistance for Child Care Services
July 6, 2010
Information Memoradum CCDF-ACF-IM-2010-01: Transmittal of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Assistance Fact Sheet 9580.107 – Public Assistance for Child Care Services.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009: Key Areas of Flexibility in the CCDF Program
June 2, 2009
Information Memorandum CCDF-ACF-IM-09-01: Flexibility in the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Program
Flexibility in Spending CCDF Funds in Response to Federal or State Declared Emergency Situations
September 6, 2005
Information Memorandum: ACYF-IM-CC-05-03: Flexibility in Spending CCDF Funds in Response to Federal or State Declared Emergency Situations
Tribal Data Tracker Software
April 18, 2005
Information Memorandum ACYF-IM-CC-05-02: Software to help with Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Data Reporting for Tribal Lead Agencies (ACF-700 Report Form).
Disregard of Monetary Allowances for Certain Children of Vietnam War Veterans
April 17, 2003
Information Memorandum ACYF-IM-CC-03-01: Disregard of Monetary Allowances for Certain Children of Vietnam War Veterans