Partnering to Increase Refugee Families’ Access to High-Quality Child Care

The stability of child care is critical for the positive developmental growth of all children. Continuity of care is essential for refugee children and their families to gain knowledge and establish the trusting relationships needed to thrive in the United States.  To support this need, the Offices of Child Care and Refugee Resettlement within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) have announced a joint Information Memorandum (IM), designed to create linkages between OCC’s Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Lead Agencies and ORR’s national resettlement network.

Child Care and Development Fund administrators can prioritize child care subsidy eligibility for refugee families in high-quality early childhood settings, so that children get the support they need to succeed in school while their parents work and become economically self-sufficient.  

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.

Download the Information Memorandum

For more information about the strategies outlined in the IM, please visit our Web sites:

Read the joint IM on the Office of Child Care website.