Consumer Education and Engagement

Quality consumer education and engagement practices reduce barriers families face when accessing quality child care by ensuring they receive trusted information that supports their roles as decision-makers and advocates. This section features information and materials to enhance the capacity of CCR&Rs, and other similarly positioned entities, to advance their consumer education and engagement practices.

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Child Care Aware® of America Consumer Education Resources Webinar

Learn how our work intersects with yours and how we work to lift up your efforts for families and providers. June 11, 2020 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT

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Your On-the-Go Consumer Education Brochure Suite

CCR&R agencies play a critical role in partnering with families to ensure they have information to make the right child care choice. Download our newly refreshed suite of on-the-go child care information brochures that you can use to bolster your own consumer education offerings.

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Community Perspectives on Child Care

This section features research to help professionals better understand parents' search for child care, what families look for in child care, the assumptions they make about licensed care, the choices they have in their community and policies or programs they believe would strengthen the quality of child care.

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Serving Young Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness

There are over one million children under six experiencing homelessness nationwide. Early childhood and school-age care and education professionals are a critical and valuable resource in the lives of young children and their families; especially during these moments of hardships. This section offers information and resources to support your role.

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