The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG)
On November 19, the President signed the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 into law (PL113-186). The bipartisan measure marks the first time in 18 years that Congress has passed legislation to strengthen the quality of child care.
The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) allocates funds to states to assist families in affording child care and to strengthen the quality of child care. State child care policies vary greatly. The new law requires minimum health and safety protections for children while promoting greater accountability by states for the expenditure of federal funds. The last time that Congress reauthorized (renewed) CCDBG was in 1996. Action now turns to the states to close the gap between state policies and the new provisions of PL113-186.
KEY FEDERAL CHILD CARE DATA
KEY STATE BY STATE TABLES
Janet Singerman, President & CEO, Child Care Resources Inc., Charlotte, NC 7/26/12
Paula Koos, Executive Director, Oklahoma Child Care Resource & Referral Association, Oklahoma City, OK
3/25/14 House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood. "The Foundation for Success: Strengthening the Child Care and Development Block Grant Program"
2/5/14 House Education and the Workforce Committee. “The Foundation for Success: Discussing Early Childhood Education and Care in America”
CCDBG Policy Data Book (2015)
Sheila Hoyle, Executive Director, Southwestern Child Development Commission, Webster, NC