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Tax Credit Legislation

Parents and businesses can take advantage of federal tax credits for supporting child care, including the Earned Income Tax Credit, the Child Tax Credit, the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, etc.

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Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG)

Child Care Aware® of America offers resources to help you understand and implement the Child Care and Development Block Grant laws in your state, with tools including one-pagers and webinars.

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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The Every Student Succeeds Act reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), ending an eight year effort to rewrite the legislation that was known as “No Child Left Behind.”

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Early Head Start - Child Care Partnerships

Early Head Start – Child Care (EHS-CC) partnerships were created by the FY2014 Federal budget bill, which provided $500 million to the new program. Learn how this legislation supports affordable, high quality child care.

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Budget and Appropriations

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) allocates funds to states for child care. To understand child care funding, it is important to understand the steps in the budgeting process.

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