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  • Technical Bulletin #2r-v3

    Published: February 11, 2016
    This technical bulletin addresses whether States should submit data representing their full population versus samples and the various advantages for analysis of subsidized child care data.  Your State’s subsidized child care data set has the potential to become a valuable resource for researchers, policy makers, and practitioners as the population of children and families in need continues to grow.  The development and implementation of the national child care data set in conjunction with State data sets, can inform progressive change and continuous improvement through a better understanding of the characteristics of the subsidized child care population as well as the quality of assistance received.
  • Technical Bulletin #3r-v7, January 2016

    Published: February 2, 2016
    This Technical Bulletin lists the data standards for the ACF-801 Child Care Case Record Form.  This Form, which is submitted by States and Territories to the Office of Child Care (OCC), includes key case-level data required by the statute governing the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF).  The data standards described here serve as the principal guidance for identifying and correcting errors in case-level data and ensuring accurate data submissions.
  • Technical Bulletin #11r-v4

    Published: April 15, 2015
    The purpose of this Bulletin is to clarify questions and issues related to the Tribal grantee reporting requirements.
  • Technical Bulletin #13r-v2 Child Care Data Tracker Clarifications

    Published: March 4, 2015
    This Technical Bulletin addresses questions related to using the Child Care Data Tracker (Tracker) software.
  • Current Technical Bulletins

    Published: August 26, 2014
    Current Technical Bulletins
  • Technical Bulletin #14r, August 2014

    Published: August 26, 2014
    Child Care and Development Fund Reporting Clarifications for Tribally Operated Centers
  • Technical Bulletin #9r-v2

    Published: March 8, 2013
    This Technical Bulletin describes how to use the Summary Data Assessment Report (Summary Report). Designated staff in States and Territories automatically receive this report via e-mail after their ACF-801 case-level data has been submitted to the Child Care Bureau (CCB) and has been processed in the Child Care Bureau Information System (CCBIS).1 Note that the Detailed Assessment Report no longer is generated by CCBIS and grantees may instead use the Child Care Data Viewer software to capture similar information.
  • QRIS Cost Estimation Model and Resource Guide

    Published: November 8, 2012
    The QRIS Cost Estimation Model and QRIS Resource Guide are online quality rating and improvement resources provided by the Office of Child Care.
  • Technical Bulletin #12r

    Published: October 10, 2012
    This technical bulletin clarifies issues related to the ACF-700 reporting requirements and addresses questions from tribal grantees.
  • National Center on Child Care Data and Reporting (NCDR)

    Published: September 14, 2012
    Formerly the Child Care Automation Resource Center (CCARC), the National Center on Child Care Data and Reporting (NCDR), part of the Office of Child Care Information Systems Technical Assistance Project (CCISTAP), was established by the Office of Child Care to help States, Territories, and Tribes participating in the Federal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) to meet their reporting obligations under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA). NCDR provides technical assistance to CCDF grantees in their efforts relating to the state/territory monthly data report (ACF-801), the state/territory annual report (ACF-800) and the tribal annual report (ACF-700).