A Look At Infants And Toddlers In CCDBG
Jul 23, 2008
The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) is the primary source of federal funding for child care subsidies for low-income working families and funds to improve child care quality. In FY 2006, nearly 500,000 infants and toddlers received CCDBG-funded child care assistance in an average month, comprising approximately 28 percent of all children receiving CCDBG. The share of children receiving CCDBG who are infants and toddlers varies from state to state. Arkansas serves the greatest share with over half (55 percent) of children under the age of 3; California serves the smallest share (19 percent). Funds earmarked to improve the quality of infant and toddler care comprise only about 1 percent of federal and state CCDBG spending.
For more on the youngest children served in CCDBG, read CLASP's latest fact sheet: Infants and Toddlers in the Child Care and Development Block Grant Program.