ARLINGTON, Va., March 11, 2014-- The Senate will begin debate on S.1086, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG) of 2014, the primary federal grant program that provides child care assistance for families and funds child care quality initiatives.
This week, the Obama administration released its $3 trillion-plus 2015 budget, calling again for a significant commitment to high quality, early childhood opportunities for young children. This is the sixth budget from President Obama and the second time he has put early childhood high among his priorities.Learn more in our latest blog post
ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 28, 214-- The First Lady visited a Maryland child care center on Thursday to celebrate the four year anniversary of Let’s Move! Child Care and announce one early learning center's commitment to provide healthier options to their young students. Now, more than 13,000 child care centers nationwide are following the Let’s Move! healthy eating and activity guidelines.
The Senate will consider the reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) as early as next week. As you know, this federal law outlines how child care funding and quality initiatives are funded in the states –yet it has not been reauthorized in over 17 years, making the Senate debate next week one of the most critical conversations about children in child care in recent times.
Click here to read the latest guest blog post from Sharon Veatch, Executive Director of Child Care Aware of Virginia, about the progress made in Virginia on background checks for child care providers.