Child Care

The Office of Child Care (OCC) supports low-income families by providing access to affordable, high-quality early care and afterschool programs. OCC also promotes children’s learning by improving the quality of early care and education and afterschool programs. OCC administers the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) and works with state, territory and tribal governments to provide support for children and their families juggling work schedules and struggling to find child care programs that will fit their needs and that will prepare children to succeed in school.

Through its Child Care Technical Assistance Network (CCTAN) and federal leadership, OCC provides training and technical assistance to help states, territories, tribes and local communities build integrated child care systems that enable parents to work and promote the health and development of children.