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  • Building the Supply of High-Quality Child Care

    Published: November 6, 2015
    This Information Memorandum provides guidance to Lead Agencies implementing provisions of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 to increase the supply of high-quality child care.  States should consider these strategies as they prepare their Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State plans.
  • Children's Social-Emotional and Behavioral Health

    Published: September 8, 2015
    This Information Memorandum provides guidance to encourage Lead Agencies to adopt policies that promote the social-emotional and behavioral health of young children in partnership with families.  States should consider these recommendations as they prepare their Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State plans.  Appendix 1 offers several free publicly available resources states can use in their efforts.
  • Policy and Program Guidance for the Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CCP) Partnerships

    Published: August 6, 2015
    This Information Memorandum (IM) reinforces the purpose and vision of the Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCP) and provides policy and program guidance for grantees and their partners.  This IM specifically addresses various issues and questions raised by grantees during the EHS-CCP orientations and start-up phase of the grants.
  • Program Instruction on CCDF Reauthorization Effective Dates

    Published: January 9, 2015
    This Program Instruction provides guidance on effective dates included in the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014.  Public Law 113-186 reauthorizes the CCDBG Act through FY 2020 and makes a number of substantive changes to program requirements, some of which include statutorily mandated effective dates.  This guidance includes a description and timeline (attached) summarizing effective dates associated with different provisions in the law.  This guidance applies to states and territories administering the CCDF program; separate guidance will be issued for tribes.
  • Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements

    Published: January 2, 2015
    This Program Instruction informs CCDF Lead Agencies about new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR Part 200 and 45 CFR Part 75), and discusses the applicability of these requirements to CCDF.
  • Program Instruction CCDF-ACF-PI-2014-03

    Published: October 24, 2014
    This Program Instruction provides the Tribal Lead Agency with the instructions for completing the CCDF Annual Report.
  • 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
  • Refugee Resettlement and Child Care Partnerships: Partnering to Increase Refugee Families’ Access to High-Quality Child Care

    Published: March 25, 2014
    This Information Memorandum (IM) is a joint effort between the Offices of Child Care (Director, Shannon Rudisill) and Refugee Resettlement (Director, Eskinder Negash).  The purpose of this memorandum is to create linkages between the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Lead Agencies and Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Funded Programs (refugee resettlement networks). In partnership, these two programs and networks can achieve the common goal of fostering resilient, safe, healthy, and economically secure lives for all, including refugee families and their children.
  • Program Integrity and Accountability

    Published: March 19, 2014
    Program Integrity and Accountabilityhttp://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/occ/resource/child-care-improp...

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