Charting Progress for Babies in Child Care
Provide Information on Infant/Toddler Care
- The Federal Interagency Working Group on Limited English Proficiency web site, www.lep.gov, serves as a clearinghouse for federal guidance, information, and resources on LEP services.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services policy guidance on Title VI as it affects LEP individuals applies to all HHS-funded programs including child care.
- The Food Research Action Center (FRAC) has a toolkit on creating materials for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) in formats appropriate for individuals with low literacy. The tips are applicable to other child care programs as well.
- The CYFERnet has a guide on low literacy materials that includes a checklist for written materials, a list of high frequency words, and other suggestions.
- The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development created A Parent's Handbook to Subsidized Child Care to provide simple information to parents.
- Funding from First 5 California provides a free Kit for New Parents for every child born in the state. The kit includes information on infant health and care and is available in English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Mandarin, and Cantonese. Nearly 2.5 million kits have been distributed statewide.
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