Child Care Subsidies

Child care subsidies make quality child care more affordable, support the healthy development of children, and help low-income parents access the child care they need to go to work or to school to support their families. CLASP develops and promotes child care subsidy policies that expand access to assistance for low-income families, improve the quality of child care across settings, and help child care providers access the supports they need to provide high-quality care. We analyze state and national child care subsidy data to help advocates and policymakers better understand state policies and make the case for effective policies. For state child care assistance fact sheets, go to In the States.

Aug 4, 2015  |  PERMALINK »

CLASP CCDBG Reauthorization and Implementation Resources

By Rhiannon Reeves

The bipartisan passage of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 strengthens the law’s dual role as both a major early childhood education program and a work support for low-income families. For states to achieve the full potential of the CCDBG reauthorization—while avoiding tradeoffs that harm children,  families, and the child care providers who serve them—thoughtful implementation and new resources will be essential.

In an effort to better inform the implementation of CCDBG in states, the CLASP Child Care and Early Education team and the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) have jointly produced a number of valuable resources for state child care advocates. Please be sure to check www.clasp.org/CCDBG as we continue to add resources for advocates, state administrators, and others engaged in CCDBG implementation. Listed below are links to our most recent resources in addition to the reauthorization guide for states.

CLASP and NWLC will continue to work closely with those involved in implementing the law in states and at the federal level to realize the potential benefits of the reauthorization through teleconferences, webinars, and individualized state technical assistance on CCDBG reauthorization. If you would like to learn more about what types of resources are available, please contact Christine Johnson-Staub.

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