Congress reauthorized the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) in 2014. Some states seized the opportunity, reforming policies to better serve children. But momentum has stalled. Many states have requested waivers from some requirements, citing lack of resources. It’s essential that both Congress and states invest new funding in CCDBG.
Child care assistance makes quality child care more affordable and helps low-income parents access the child care they need to go to work or school to support their families. CLASP develops and promotes child care assistance policies that expand access for low-income families, improve the quality of child care across settings, and strengthen the early childhood workforce. We work with advocates and policymakers nationally and in states to improve child care subsidy policies for children and families.