Did you know that, as part of the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Reauthorization, the Office of Child Care (in the Administration of Children and Families) is going to create a national website to educate the American public about different types of child care, what quality means and help parents find child care overall?
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) wants to make sure they get this right. Especially because what ACF does will be a base template for what each and every state is going to have to implement for their required child care consumer information websites.
ACF is seeking comment and there are specific questions the agency is asking for comment on which you can find here. Some of these questions include:
- Providers may use the national Web site as a way to increase visibility of their programs and services. What kinds of information should providers be able to include that would help both themselves and parents?
- In particular, what Web site design features will deliver information that is accurate and easy to find and understand, so that parents can easily find high-quality services that meet their needs?
- In particular, what Web site design features will deliver information that is accurate and easy to find and understand, so that parents can easily find high-quality services that meet their needs? Are there any priorities?
Comments are due on April 7th. Not sure what to say or what your opinion is? Take a look at your own state website and determine what you like, what you think could work better or what you would like to see. Answer ACF's questions in regard to the state's child care search and child care consumer information.
For your ease, please find below the link to all of the states' child care search websites.