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Ten Things Every Provider Should Know About the New CCDBG Law

by Rachel Demma
May/June 2015
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Did you know that the reimbursements for child care subsidy you may receive as a provider in your state are funded through the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG)? The CCDBG is the primary federal funding source passed down to states to subsidize child care for low-income working families with children from birth up to age 13. This funding stream also supports state investments in quality improvement for all child care programs by supporting systemic initiatives like Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS), training, and professional development for the child care workforce.

In November 2014, CCDBG was reauthorized for the first time in 18 years. Changes in the law represent an exciting opportunity for state policymakers to strengthen the health, safety, and quality of child care for all children and families, while continuing to expand access to high-quality care for those who qualify for the subsidy support.

The ‘new and improved’ CCDBG also promises opportunities for providers to enhance and strengthen early care and learning experiences for children across the full range of care settings. Although CCDBG is designed to help families access child care when their income levels do not exceed 85% of a state’s median income, there are ...

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