Feds Propose New Child Care Regulations

May 16, 2013

This morning, Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, unveiled the Administration's newly proposed draft child care regulations. With this first revision to the regulations since 1998, the federal government seeks to improve quality and increase accountability in child care programs funded by Child Care and Development Block Grants (CCDBG).

The proposed changes address the following areas:

  • Health and safety standards, including comprehensive background checks of care providers
  • On-site monitoring for compliance with health and safety standards
  • Accessibility of child care health, safety and licensing information
  • Eligibility determination policies for families seeking child care subsidies

The proposed regulations are complex. CLASP will be analyzing the proposal, and providing comments during the 75-day public comment period.

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