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September 26, 2018

This is to inform you that the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) was posted Friday, September 7th.

The PDG B-5 (FOA) solicits applications from 50 states and 6 territories.  States and territories can apply f...

July 11, 2018

Deadline for Submitting Applications To Use FY 2018 Tribal CCDF Program Funds for Construction or a Major Renovation Extended to August 1

Tribal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program funding has more than doubled in fiscal year (FY) 2018. This funding increase...

June 9, 2018

Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (Tribal MIECHV)

Program Analyst Position

Business Strategy Consultants seeks an experienced program analyst with a background in social science or public policy to carry out a number of program and policy relat...

June 29, 2017

From our partners -- ACF and Mathematica

Subject: ACF AI/AN EC Needs Assessment Design Project – New Report

Dear American Indian/Alaska Native Early Childhood Needs Assessment Community of Learning,

We are pleased to share the latest report following up our previous work...

June 28, 2017

The Office of Child Care has announced the National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development (NCTECD) upcoming national webinar series on the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Final Rule for Tribes.

Webinar 1: Health and Safety

NCTECD’s first webinar—“Ensuring t...

April 18, 2017

From the Office of Child Care -- We are pleased to share the new resource page that includes a wide range of technical assistance resources for the project and Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) grantees who will connect their consumer e...

April 3, 2017

From the Office of Child Care -- The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the ACF-696T report, which is used by Tribal Child Care & Development Fund grantees to report their annual expenditures.  During the approval process, the 696T was not available on...

March 7, 2017

We are pleased to share several new resources from the Child Care State Capacity Building Center (SCBC). SCBC works with State and Territory leaders and their partners to create innovative early childhood systems and programs that improve results for children and famil...

December 9, 2016

The Office of Child Care (OCC) is pleased to announce the release of an Information Memorandum describing opportunities for Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) lead agencies to make child care assistance work better for student parents. Helping parents succeed in fu...

December 7, 2016

The Administration for Children and Families has released a number of joint HHS/Department of Education (ED) policy statements of interest to early childhood programs and tribal communities. 

ACF has released with the Department of Education a Policy Statement on s...

November 11, 2016

From Rachel Schumacher, Director of the Office of Child Care

In the Office of Child Care (OCC), we know that investing in expanding access to affordable, high-quality child care not only supports the economic stability of low-income working families but also grows our n...

August 3, 2016

By: Rachel Schumacher

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 made major changes designed to protect the health and safety of children in early care and education (ECE) settings. The foundation of high-quality child care that promotes child develo...

May 5, 2016

The Office of Child Care (OCC) is pleased to announce the Federal Register publication of the Second Notice of the Proposed Information Collection Activity and Comment Request regarding the fiscal year 2017–2019 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan Preprint for...

April 26, 2016


On April 21, 2016, the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, announced the availability of funds and requested applications for its fiscal year 2016 Native Hawaiian and American Indian Non-Profit Organization Child Care Grants (HHS-2016-ACF-O...

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