Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG)

Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG)

Mar 12, 2019 | Fact Sheet | CLASP

Despite recent investments in the program, the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) is still serving only a small fraction of eligible children whose parents would be able to consistently go to work or school, if they had access to the program’s child care assistance. That’s why CCDBG funding should be increased by $5 billion in fiscal year 2020.

High-quality child care programs offer safe, nurturing environments where children can learn and grow. That's why the CCDBG is critical for families with low incomes.

This report summarizes state experiences implementing the 2014 CCDBG Reauthorization Act, and related lessons CLASP has drawn from states and stakeholders that can inform future policy efforts.

This profile examines CCDBG implementation in California including key takeaways, lessons learned, and next steps.

This profile examines CCDBG reauthorization implementation in Alabama including key takeaways, lessons learned, and next steps.

This profile examines CCDBG implementation in Louisiana including key takeaways, lessons learned, and next steps.

Sep 14, 2018 | Report/Brief | Rebecca Ullrich

In March 2018, Congress passed a $2.37 billion increase for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). Now states can get back on track and make child care subsidies work better.

In March 2018, Congress enacted the largest funding increase in the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCBDG)'s history. To show how this investment is helping children, families, and child care providers and to make the case for greater investments in the future state advocates, policymakers, and others should start collecting stories and data now. 

Equity Starts Early: Addressing Racial Inequities in Child Care and Early Education Policy explores these critical racial equity issues in major early childhood programs, policies, and systems, including CCDBG, Head Start, and state pre-kindergarten programs. It provides demographic and historical context for creating racially equitable early childhood policies and analyzes policy issues related to access, quality, and the early childhood workforce. Finally, the report offers state and federal policy strategies that can begin to address inequities.

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