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ACFS operates the Child Care and Development (CCDF) Program with funding provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Child Care. The CCDF Program supports low-income working families through child care financial assistance and promotes children’s learning by improving the quality of early care, education and after-school programs. Eligibility requirements can be found on the application.

Child Care Development Fund Application

Child Care Development Fund Plan 2020-2022

Consumer Statement and Education

Monitoring and Inspection Report

Serious Injury Report

Maada’oonidiwag Newsletter

Our newsletter is published monthly to share with the ACFS CCDF Providers valuable consumer education regarding Native American Culture, Health and Safety Information, Fiscal Management, Emergency Preparedness, Family Engagement, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and many other topics. The first issue was April 2017; you can access and/or download all published issues here.

External Links

To find a licensed child care provider in your county:
Great Start to Quality Early Childhood Education

For more information for parents and providers, visit:


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