Early Learning Policy Group
Strategic Policy, Advocacy and Communications to promote safety and healthy child development in early learning settings

Senate Bipartisan Child Care Legislation:

The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2013 (S. 1086) was introduced on June 3, 2013 by Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN). The legislation was approved by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on September 18, 2013 and passed by the full Senate on March 13, 2014 by a vote of 96-2.



Helpful Resources:


Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Hearings on CCDBG:



Background Checks:

CCDF Program Data:

Spring 2014 House Action:

  • House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education hearing, March 25, 2014.  Watch the hearing video and read the testimony here.