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The purpose of this document is to provide States and Territories with all the information and resources needed to perform monitoring processes within the Office of Child Care (OCC) Monitoring System. The guide includes background information about the design and structure of the system, instructions for conducting monitoring activities, definitions for key terms and acronyms, and blank and completed examples of monitoring forms. 

This is a list of HHS-ACF COVID-19 Resources.

Office of Child Care resources regarding COVID-19.

 The purpose of this Technical Bulletin is to clarify a number of issues surrounding the ACF-801 reporting requirements. Section II provides guidance related to definitions of specific data elements and data element response options. Section III contains contact information if you have questions or need further assistance.

Technical Bulletin #14r-v2, August 2014

Reporting Clarifications for Tribally Operated Centers
March 31, 2018

 The purpose of this Technical Bulletin is to clarify reporting issues for Tribal grantees that own and operate a child care center (Tribally Operated Center - TOC) to deliver all or part of their child care services funded by CCDF. The bulletin addresses frequently asked questions that these grantees have raised with the Office of Child Care (OCC), and with the National Center on Child Care Data and Reporting (NCDR). 

Technical Bulletin #1r-v6

ACF-800 State-Level Data Standards – November 2017
January 18, 2018

 This Technical Bulletin lists the data standards for the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Annual ACF-800 Report, including new requirements associated with the reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Act of 2014 (Public Law113-186). 

 The Pooling Factor Calculation Worksheet is designed to assist States and Territories that pool Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) dollars with other Federal and State funds with calculating an accurate pooling factor. 

Consumer Education Resources

Technical Bulletin #12r-v2: ACF-700 Clarifications

Revised August 2017
August 26, 2017

The purpose of this technical bulletin is to clarify issues related to the ACF-700 reporting requirements and to address some of the questions for which Tribal Grantees have sought assistance from the National Center on Child Care Data and Reporting (NCDR). The Bulletin focuses on reporting requirements as defined in the Tribal Annual Report: Guide for CCDF Tribal Lead Agencies.

The purpose of this Technical Bulletin is to address questions related to using the Child Care Data Tracker (Tracker) software.