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  • Statewide Disaster Plan (or Disaster Plan for a Tribe’s service area) for Child Care

    Published: December 6, 2017
     This Information Memorandum provides guidance to state, territorial, and tribal Lead Agencies to assist with development and implementation of the Statewide Disaster Plan (or Disaster Plan for a Tribe’s service area) for child care. 
  • Criminal Background Check Requirement Resources

    Published: November 9, 2017
    Criminal background check requirements is a focus topic for the National Center on Subsidy Innovation and Accountability. These comprehensive resources are available to break down the requirements into easier to understand language.
  • CCDF-ACF-PI-2016-05

    Published: December 6, 2016
    Procedures for Requests from Tribal Lead Agencies to Use Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Funds for Construction or Major Renovation of Child Care Facilities
  • Supporting Parents in Job Training and Education Programs with Child Care Assistance

    Published: December 2, 2016
    This Information Memorandum provides guidance to Lead Agencies implementing provisions of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014, to increase access to child care assistance and information so that low-income parents may further their education and training as a pathway to better wages and economic stability.
  • Expulsion and Suspension Policy Statement

    Published: November 7, 2016
    This Information Memorandum (IM) encourages Lead Agencies to adopt policies set forth in the Policy Statement on Expulsion and Suspension in Early Childhood Settings issued by the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Education. Appendix 1 offers several free, publicly available resources states can use in their efforts.
  • Child Care Reauthorization and Opportunities for TANF and CCDF

    Published: February 24, 2016
    2014 Child Care Reauthorization and Opportunities for TANF and CCDF
  • Technical Bulletin #4r-v5

    Published: February 22, 2016
    This Technical Bulletin describes the requirements for formatting the ACF-801 data submission file. These formatting guidelines should be followed by all States and Territories when creating the file for electronic submission to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). All questions about the file format should be directed to the National Center on Data and Technology (NCDT). This Technical Bulletin provides guidance for implementing provisions of the recently enacted reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (Public Law 113-186) of 2014 and makes other revisions to strengthen administrative data reporting. Changes include the following new elements:
  • 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.
  • Developmental and Behavioral Screenings

    Published: January 19, 2016
    Provisions in the CCDBG Act of 2014 related to developmental and behavioral screenings in child care and afterschool care programs, and potential policies for implementation.