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Childcare.gov Project

Published: April 10, 2017
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Technical Assistance
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Contact Information

The CCDBG Reauthorization Act of 2014 includes a requirement to design and develop a National Website to disseminate publicly available child care consumer education information for parents.  The information on the website will help parents access safe and quality child care services in their community, with a range of price options, that best suits their family’s needs. The Act also includes a requirement to design and develop a National toll-free Hotline to allow persons to report (anonymously if desired) suspected child abuse or neglect, or violations of health and safety requirements, by an eligible child care provider.

The design and planning effort began in September 2015. A design for the Website was selected by ACF and will be operational by September 2017. For more information about the planning and design efforts as well as additional opportunities for input, see the key dates below and important links below. 

 

National Website Overview

The National Website is

National Website is not

  • A requirement of CCDBG Reauthorization
  • Connected to state/ territory/local systems, if available
  • One more entry point for families seeking information and support
  • In multiple languages
  • A National database
  • A duplication of state/ territory systems already in place

 

 

Important Links

Please refer to the Childcare.gov Project Technical Resources page for additional resources.

 

Contact Us

For additional questions or comments related to the National Website and Hotline Project, please contact Paula.Smith@ACF.hhs.gov.

 

 

Last Reviewed: July 6, 2018