Category: CCDBG

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President Trump Proposes Elimination of Programs That Support Child Care

President Trump submitted his FY 2018 budget request to Congress. As expected, the President maintained his commitment to reducing all non-defense, discretionary programs by a total of $54 billion. However, his proposal includes cutting all federal support for two programs that are vital to low-income and working class communities; the 21st Century Community Learning Centers… Read more »

Dear Ivanka: If you want to fix child care, don’t start with women like me

When I heard you utter the words “affordable, quality child care for all families” at the Republican convention last summer, I literally stood up and cheered in the middle of my living room. It’s one of the many, and arguably one of the most important, issues facing working families. These are the families that I… Read more »

Congressman Tom Price Confirmed as Next Secretary of Health and Human Services

Late last night, the Senate confirmed Georgia Congressman, Tom Price, as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) on a 52-47 party-line vote. Secretary Price will now oversee critical programs that support children and families including the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) and Head Start. In addition, he will also be a key… Read more »

Child Care Health Summits – Colorado

Talk about change. Colorado’s early care and education system is undergoing major shifts, largely in response to new requirements at the state and federal levels. For starters, there are the new federal requirements in the reauthorized Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act. In addition, last year Colorado’s child care licensing regulations were updated… Read more »

Administration Publishes New Early Learning Guidance

Yesterday, the Department of Education issued a non-regulatory guidance on the early learning opportunities in the “Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015.” The guidance does not include any required actions that state and local education agencies must follow, rather, suggested activities to help strengthen early learning programs. The guidance is summarized under three main… Read more »

Summary of CCDF Final Rule Now Available

Last month, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) published the final rule for the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) based on the 2014 Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG). This final rule updates CCDF regulations for the first time since 1998. The final CCDF rule includes regulatory changes on ensuring the health… Read more »

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Congress Approves 10-Week Funding Measure

Late last night, Congress approved H.R. 5325, a continuing resolution (CR) that will fund the government until December 9.  President Obama is expected to sign it into law by tomorrow. The CR funds all domestic non-defense programs at FY 2016 levels and includes $1.1 billion to combat the Zika virus, along with another $500 million… Read more »

State Plans for Healthy Child Care, Healthy Communities Participants

The state plans for Healthy Child Care, Health Communities participants have been reviewed! In an effort to support states in advocacy around their Child Care and Development Fund plans, Child Care Aware® of America summarized the state plans’ health content for Alabama, Colorado, Indiana, Missouri, New York State, and North Carolina. CCDF state plans have… Read more »

NDS Lunch and Learn Webinar: CCDBG and Licensing Data Integration

Guest blog post by Jen Bump Last month we shared with you information about our newest module, National Data System (NDS) Web Services, which includes new API data integration functionality. This new tool is part of our goal to support child care resource and referral agencies (CCR&Rs) and governments in carrying out work around the… Read more »

Celebrating 26 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

July 26, 2016 marks the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was signed by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990.   The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private… Read more »

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