Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2013 (S.1086) Provides Necessary Changes to Improve Quality of Child Care for Children and Families

Release Date: March 11, 2014
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The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) is the primary source of federal funding for child care, but CCDBG has not been reauthorized since 1996. The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2013 (S.1086) would reauthorize CCDBG and takes important steps to improve the quality of care for children, particularly the poorest and most vulnerable; establishes minimum health and safety standards in child care; and provides additional supports to assist working parents in finding high-quality care.