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Issues

Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG)

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On September 15, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bicameral, bipartisan, bill to reauthorize (renew) the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). The U.S. Senate will vote on the legislation during the week of November 12. The measure includes many provisions to promote the health and safety of children in child care.

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Federal Preschool

Development Grants

Congress passed legislation in January 2014 providing $250 million in competitive awards for Preschool Development Grants. Applications are due on October 14 with awards to be made by December 31.

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Early Head Start/Child Care Partnerships

Congress passed legislation in January 2014 providing $500 million in competitive awards for Early Head Start/Child Care Partnerships. Applications were due August 20 with awards to be made in the next few months.

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Child Care: An Economic Development Strategy

Stay tuned for a new report from the Committee on Economic Development (CED) due out early next year on the national impact of child care as an industry on the the economy as a whole, and within states and communities. 


Data & Resources


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From federal budget summaries, to the most recent data for federal early childhood programs, and related workforce data - this clearinghouse is a must for those who want the most up to date resources.

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STATE EDUCATION & ACTION CENTER

Children need you to help educate policymakers and advocate for quality child care in every community. Our on-line education and advocacy center are designed to give parents and advocates the tools they need to promote quality child care policies. Check out our action center, or better yet, ask how you can get a state page!