Child Care and Development Block Grant Act Fact SheetChild Care Education
On June 3, 2013, Senator Mikulski, Senator Burr, Senator Harkin and Senator Alexander introduced the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2013 (S.1086), a bill to address the long overdue reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). This is a bipartisan effort to improve the health and safety of children whose families use child care subsidies to help pay for child care. The reauthorization bill has three major sections: state plan, improving quality of child care; and background checks. The first two sections make changes to the underlying statue, while the background checks section is a new requirement for states that participate in CCDBG. The specific provisions of all three sections are discussed in detail in the fact sheet.